THE MOST ICONIC JAZZ DIVAS
Catherine and her 5-piece jazz band is bringing you ‘The Most Iconic Jazz Divas’ featuring Cry Me A River, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Mad About The Boy, At Last, The Lady Is A Tramp and more.
Kickback and take a load off and escape the hectic as popular jazz songstress, Catherine Summers brings you this show of classics paying homage to the most iconic divas that have shaped and inspired jazz. Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee & more.
Catherine’s shows weave historic stories around effortlessly delivered well-known classics of love, fun and adventure, heartbreak, loss and remorse. You’ll feel right there in the 30's and 40's when these great songs first heard.
ALL ABOUT ELLA
(THE ELLA FITZGERALD STORY)
Catherine Summers and her 5-piece swinging jazz band brings you the songs and stories of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald.
Enjoy a show from Perth's own premier Jazz Songstress, Catherine Summers as she presents a host of toe-tapping Ella Fitzgerald favourites, from her nursery rhyme first no. 1 hit to classic songs from her Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and The Cole Porter songbooks.
Spirited singer Catherine Summers delivers emotive performances of Ella's well-known classics around tidbits of history from Ella Fitzgerald's incredible career. Hear about Ella's early life in Harlem on the streets, her painful shyness, a lucky chance encounter with Marilyn Monroe to becoming the first African American women to win a Grammy.
A SUMMERS NIGHT IN PARIS
Be transported into a Parisian jazz club for an enchanting show presented by Cathrine Summers and her band. Come and get lost in the magic of yesteryear in Paris, featuring performances of French classics such as Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’ and Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Reste-t-Ii’ plus many more songs reminiscent of the era, such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’.
Presented to you by a group of exceptionally talented musicians, helmed by songstress Catherine Summers, who weaves through the history of this era as through laneways in Paris. Summers presents anecdotes and stories from the time with warmth, humour, and a candour which sees the audience leaving feeling as if they are old friends.