Join us for a night of beautiful standards from
The Great American Songbook as popular Australian jazz duo, Hetty Kate and
James Sherlock visit the 4th Wall Theatre. James and Hetty performed a sell out
show at the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival on
their last visit, and Hetty also toured New Zealand as part of James Morrison's
acclaimed symphonic concert 'The A to Z of Jazz' with the Christchurch and
Auckland Symphony Orchestras in 2015.
Now based out of Paris, Hetty has been credited as having a 'natural musicality' and a 'stage presence only matched by the clarity in her voice'. James and Hetty always create a special magic when they play together, and you will enjoy a warm and masterful evening of classics and curios from the 1930s to the 1950s, peppered with fun and stories from two of the best.
Pure of tone and sweet sounding, jazz vocalist
Hetty Kate was born in England and moved to Melbourne as a young teenager. With nine diverse albums
under her belt in the last decade, and a regular international touring schedule, Hetty has built
a reputation for being ‘truly one of the best swing-style singers on the current scene’ (Will Friedwald,
jazz critic and author.) She approaches each song and performance with a natural musicality, and is often lauded for the clarity in her voice. Hetty spent three years touring with James Morrison and was the
featured vocalist in his award-winning symphonic concert ‘The A to Z of Jazz’ which toured NZ in
2015. She is a regular at festivals around Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and her career
highlights range from singing at the Sydney Opera House to touring Victoria with the Melbourne Recital
Centre’s Share The Music Program. Hetty is now based in Paris, France.
“a stage presence only matched by the clarity of her voice” James Morrison AM (AU)
Outstanding guitarist James Sherlock was born in Christchurch, before moving to Brisbane as a young teenager. Known for his ability to convey a lyrical and luscious timbre on his instrument, James has an ongoing duo project with celebrated Brisbane vocalist Kristin Berardi, and has worked with a variety of Australia’s finest; as well as many visiting artists such as Leroy Jones, Sheila Jordan, Cyrille Aimee, Jon Riley and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts. He was awarded the Ike Isaacs International Jazz Guitar Award and as a bandleader has released six albums as well as appearing on many more for other artists. Close to home, James has a weekly residency with Melbourne bebop sextet Bopstretch, and is currently completing a new album, to be released late 2017.
“Sherlock is a wonderful guitarist, and a craftsman of songs possessing beauty and depth.” Ian Patterson : All About Jazz Magazine (USA)
Close Your Eyes (Live Video 2015) http://bit.ly/CloseYourEyes-Kate-Sherlock
Speak Low (Live Video 2015) http://bit.ly/SpeakLow-Kate-Sherlock