kristin berardi band
||Friday 11th April 2014
||The Sound Lounge
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9351 7940
It’s not every day you hear a vocalist with a warm beautiful tone, extensive jazz vocabulary, pop appeal and magical stage presence. Well…Kristin Beradi has all these elements and so much more. She takes you on a musical journey with every syllable and note. She’s a joy to watch and hear – Chris Walker (Bass Player and MD for Al Jarreau, MD for Cassandra Wilson
Kristin Berardi, originally from the country town of Koumala in North Queensland, is a one of Australia's first calls when it comes to Jazz Singing. Her accolades include winning the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition in 2006, supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007, winning the National Freedman Fellowship 2007, receiving two National Australian Bell Awards for the Best Jazz Vocal Album for 2010& 2012, and most recently winnning the the National Jazz Award for Voice at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2012), and being one of five finalists in this year's APRA Professional Development Awards for Jazz (2013).
She studied in Brisbane, at the Conservatorium of Music, with Irene Bartlett. She has released numerous albums, including her two Bell Award winning albums - the duo album, with the incredible Australian/NZ guitarist James Sherlock "If you were There", and "Kristin Berardi meets the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra". She also has her self titled band album on the Jazzhead label featuring all Berardi orginal works. She has successfully completed tours in Europe and Australia, and has performed locally, nationally and internationally at Jazz Festivals and Jazz Clubs, such as New York, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Indonesia.
She also teaches at the Brisbane Conservaotium of Muisc, as well as guest lectures around the country.
Kristin Beradi (vocals) Greg Coffin (piano) Carl Morgan (guitar) Brett Hirst (bass) Tim Firth (drums)