Kelsey Giarola (Singer)
Kelsey graduated with Honours in Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2012. Kelsey was a top finalist in Generations Jazz Vocal Scholarship Competition, whilst also performing alongside Jazz legend James Morrison in his tour through Western Queensland. Kelsey was also awarded a full scholarship to attend the New York Voices Summer Camp held in Ohio, USA. 2014 saw Kelsey perform alongside Ian Moss at Suncorp Stadium for the Rugby League Four Nations event as well as debuting 2 of her original songs on SBS National television for the Ethnic Business Awards.
Whether it’s singing jazz, pop, swing, soul, blues, musical theatre or her own originals, with her band or as a solo artist, Kelsey puts her own stamp on each genre. Her career has allowed her to perform across Australia, USA and Japan. Kelsey enjoys the opportunity to sing everywhere, and she strives to be the best vocalist and artist she can be.
Claire Walters (Singer)
Claire Walters has been singing professionally since the age of 16 making her debut in Musical Theatre alongside some of Australia’s finest talent including Bert Newton, Patti Newton, Nikki Webster and Doug Parkinson.
As a graduate of the QLD Conservatorium of Music, Claire holds a bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz Vocals and performs with numerous covers / corporate bands both nationally and overseas for weddings, corporate functions and special boutique events.
She was a finalist in the Generations In Jazz, James Morrison Vocal Scholarship held in Mt Gambier. Most recently she has performed in venues such as “Birdland” in New York City and “The Green Mill” in Chicago alongside some very highly regarded musicians in the jazz and musical theatre field.
She has commenced working on her own originals music and shall be releasing her work in the near future. She performs regularly alongside established Musician and Singer, Graham Hobson and most recently at the VIP function before Michael Buble’s latest Australian Tour supporting “Naturally 7” and “Michael Buble.” Claire also collaborates with numerous National and International artists and her most recent collaboration work was a cover of “Glory Box” by Portishead with the incredibly talented “Tom Thum.”
Ingrid James (Singer)
Ingrid is a singer “whose note-perfect delivery and depth of lyrical expression has elevated her into the elite of Australia’s musical talents”. (Steve Robertson, Portland Observer 2012)
Ingrid James is an award-winning Queensland jazz singer/voice educator/songwriter/vocal producer. She is based in Brisbane and has completed post- graduate studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Vocal Pedagogy as well as Australian Film Television & Radio School, Sydney (Grad. Dip. Film & TV). She has her own teaching studio, conducts workshops and master classes throughout Australia, London, France, Prague & the US.
She is just as comfortable singing with an intimate duo, trio, quartet to working with big bands and has performed as soloist under the helm of Maestro Tommy Tycho and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Cole Porter and Gershwin.
Ingrid has been a mentor and tutor for Queensland Education Department’s “Creative Generation” for 4 years, taught at JMI, has been a visiting tutor at QUT and a Brisbane Eisteddfod adjudicator. She has also been the producer and MC of a monthly event called “The Jazz Singers’ Jam Night” for 14 years at The Brisbane Jazz Club.
She has won 2 awards for Best Jazz CD’S in Queensland for “Just Visiting” & “Lazy Afternoon” (Qld Sunnie Awards) and Best Original Jazz Song (QSong) co-written with Louise Denson for “Time to Be”.
Ingrid has collaborated with some international artists over recent years and been featured artist on two albums LOST MY HEART and BLUE CONFLUENCE. Both were recorded at Burbank, Los Angeles with LA based jazz/latin/funk ensemble San Gabriel 7. LOST MY HEART featured 7 time Downbeat winner for “Best Trombonist of the Year” – Bill Watrous while BLUE CONFLUENCE featured saxophonist Eric Marienthal (aka Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, etc.,).
Later this year, she will be releasing her 6th album “Trajectoire” (an originals joint-project with French jazz pianist, Alexis Tcholakian) through Newmarket Music.
“Her disciplined delivery is mouthwatering, hitting each world with pristine clarity while accenting each though with a silk, sultry resonance…” Mark Channon, USA Jazz Radio Presenter – WWUH Radio, USA
“If this were the 50’s Jazz era, Ingrid James would be performing alongside other greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She is by far one of the best jazz vocalists I have ever worked with.” (Bill Watrous – 7 time Downbeat winner “Trombonist of the Year”
Josh Boyd (Singer/Guitar)
Josh’s award winning vocal and guitar talents draw influences from the likes of George Benson and Michael Bublé, to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wes Montgomery and John Mayer.
Since graduating in jazz performance from the New Zealand school of music, Josh has become a prominent entertainer in Queensland with frequent performances at the Brisbane Jazz Club, a recent support for Vince Jones at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, and numerous large corporate events.
His performances bring a fresh new sound with a mix of original compositions and his own take on well known standards. A slick and dedicated musician, Josh creates a warm & upbeat atmosphere, adding a touch of class and making every event he plays at one to remember.
Euan Gray (Singer/Saxophone/Guitar)
An accomplished saxophonist, singer and guitarist, Euan has played hundreds of gigs to thousands of people across Australia, Cambodia and elsewhere. He is a soulful and dynamic musician, just as at ease in a jazz quartet as he is playing solo acoustic guitar, or fronting a party band. What unites his many different outfits is a sincere commitment to engaging his audience, and an effortless flair for originality.