2.00pm-5.00pm, Sunday 5th November 2017, The Pinsent Hotel
A “rising star of jazz and blues” . . . and described by ABC Jazz’s Mal Stanley as a talented young vocalist and pianist and “one to watch”, Frances is one of the classiest young entertainers and songwriters Australia has produced in recent times. Frances’ live shows feature her own original tunes – irresistible swing, beautiful ballads and smokey blues – along with her distinctive take on timeless classics. Frances performs around Australia at leading jazz clubs, festivals and events. Her eight-piece band features some of the country’s most talented jazz musicians.
Frances has supported leading international artists visiting Australia including the legendary Dionne Warwick and Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. She has also performed internationally including the respected JZ Club in Shanghai. Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence along with a voice and style that are uniquely her own. She is a talented songwriter so when she performs her own swinging tunes and beautiful ballads, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she covers.
As James Morrison put it: “Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and unique style”.
Band members performing:
- Frances Madden (vocals, piano)
- Harriet Allcroft (vocals)
- Brett Hirst (bass)
- Carl Dewhurst (guitar)
- Paul Williamson (sax)
- Tim Geldens (drums)
- Gianni Marinucci (trumpet)