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Catherine Summers is one of Perths premier vocalists, Galas, sellout concerts, festivals, tours and travelling internationally with her music. She’s become known as crossover jazz meets modern singer performing everything from the high end great American songbook jazz collection through to Motown, top 10, classics, 80s and 90s 2000s.

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GIG LIST

14. July

SOLD OUT - Bastille Day - The Duke of George

Step into the ambiance of a Parisian jazz club. Indulge in the nostalgia of old-world Paris as we, our 5-piece ensemble of talented musicians, transport you through time with iconic French classics like Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’, and Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Reste-t-Ii’, alongside timeless favourites such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’. 

Guiding you through this musical journey is Catherine Summers, whose velvety voice intertwines seamlessly with the rich history of the era, sharing anecdotes and stories with warmth, humour, and an inviting candour that makes you feel like old friends. Click here for a video.

21. July

Christmas In July - Red Room, Leederville Hotel

Swing into the spirit of Christmas with "Christmas in July: A Jazz Extravaganza"! Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with the smooth sounds of songs from artist such as Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr, Bing Crosby, Diana Krall and more. Sit back and relax as The Catherine Summers Quartet takes you on a journey through timeless holiday classics.

16. August

Hidden Heroines, Unsung Queens of Jazz - The Ellington

Step into the ambiance of a bygone era where jazz reigns supreme and the spotlight shines on the unsung heroines of the genre. “Hidden Heroines” is a concert experience that pays homage to the remarkable yet often overlooked “other” female jazz singers who played alongside or paved the way for icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan.

An evening of shing the light on talents perhaps not as well-known but who deserve their rightful place in the halls of jazz fame. You may or may not know some of them.

From the haunting melodies of Anita O’Day to the ethereal enchantment of Abbey Lincoln, each performer adds her own unique flavour. Lurking in the shadows are the likes of songs from Dakota Stanton with My Funny Valentine, Lurlean Hunter’s ‘April In Paris’, Etta Jones’ with I Love Paris 

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E N S E M B L E S

ENSEMBLES

Catherine has four main ensemble styles and vibes. Her reimagined ensembles where jazz meets modern, a vast selection of french classics from Edith Piaf and more, a huge repertoire of classic jazz standards and finally, Summers Sound System a modern pop band of dancefloor songs.

R E I M A G I N E D
JAZZ MEETS MODERN

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Trio and 6-PIece ensembles. An intimate elegant café del mar evening of jazz! Immerse yourself in a jazz meets modern never heard before. This is jazz ‘like a version’ where old jazz standards meet modern pop.

It’s REIMAGINED.

A SUMMERS NIGHT IN PARIS

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6-PIece band performing infamous French classics, Songs from Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Charles Trenet, Django Rhinhardt, Sindney Bechet and more.

CLASSIC JAZZ
DUO, TRIO, QUARTET

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The classic jazz ensemble songs from Great American Songbook perfect for any event. Greats from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and many more from a repertoire of 250+ songs.

SUMMERS
SOUND
SYSTEM

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A 6-Piece Party Band with a difference. Non-stop hits. A high-energy band with all the pop classics with a sprinkling of Motown right through to today's hits.

BIO

B I O

“Not just a cracking vocalist, Summers’ art and craft as host is equally commendable, with something of an earthy Amy Winehouse under all those sequins”
Christopher H James – The Music Online

Perth jazz singer and bandleader Catherine Summers is widely known as a ‘delight to watch’. She’s acclaimed for her unique dulcet, versatile voice and her down-to-earth, engaging stage presence. There is an ‘instantly familiar’ vibe people have described about her that they can't seem to put their finger on - like you've known her for ages.
 
The UK-born Australian Singer burst onto the music scene in 2009 and has since established herself as one of the city’s most in-demand performers - a performer of choice at top venues, festivals and high-end functions.
 
Enjoy a broad repertoire of jazz from standards from The Great American Song book, a selection of songs from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and more in every performance. Catherine’s list of French classics is vast with an impressive collection of Edith Piaf songs such as Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, La Vie En Rose is a delight.
 
Catherine has an impressive career with many accolades and great reviews. She continues to be a sell-out artist and has a versatility and charisma unlike any other.  With the accompaniment of some of Perth's most treasured musicians, every performance is a special one. Authenticity, warmth and kindness is something Catherine prides herself on, on and off stage in both her music and herself.
 
Her recent album and performances have been tasteful reimagining’s of popular modern music into a variety of jazz styles – breathing fresh jazz life into pop favourites, unlike any other. Enjoy a vast list of songs weaved in to some performances, songs such as like ‘Sweet Dreams’ The Eurythmics, Elton Johns ‘Bennie and The Jets’ and more. Check here and listen to her 2023 album ‘APRICITY’.
 
“Summers is an extraordinary singer; she looks for the offbeat emphasis and unusual lines that weave through the rhythms of a song. Her syncopation is very sophisticated”   - Ian Lilburne, X-Press Magazine
 
Catherine’s vocals have been likened to a mixture of deep raspy Amy Winehouse soft mellow breathy Diana Krall right through to powerful bluesy Joss Stone - an Australian Adele. She never fails to deliver playful swinging spirited live-music.
 
“Not just a cracking vocalist, Summers’ art and craft as host is equally commendable, with something of an earthy Amy Winehouse under all those sequins” Christopher H James – The Music Online
 
"The ever-reliable Summers displays her lovely intonation and impeccable phrasing with panache - and she looks dressed to thrill." Australian Stage
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FRENCH

A SUMMERS NIGHT IN PARIS

Growing up surrounded by the French language and living in France for short spell, the Australian (ex UK) singers unique and stylish French performances have grown into something else Catherine has become known for... click here to listen to 'Charles Trenet's 'Que Reste-T-Il de Nos Amours.

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