Review

Janet Seidel Trio

By Katarina Kroslakova
February 13, 2006

This is one swingin' lady - Australian jazz doesn't get much better.

Janet Seidel: Australian jazz doesn't get much better.

Janet Seidel: Australian jazz doesn't get much better.

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Genre
Cabaret
Location
Cremorne Orpheum
Address
380 Military Rd, Cremorne
Date
30 April 2006
Tickets
$45/$35
Phone Bookings
(02) 9908 4344
Online Bookings
www.orpheum.com.au

 

Janet Seidel is right up there with the best jazz singers in this country. With an impressive and highly acclaimed discography, tight and professional shows and a warmth and wit that can't be learnt, this is one swingin' lady.

Joined by brother David on bass and Chuck Morgan on guitar (and ukulele), Seidel performs a selection of songs from her Songbook album, including the Gershwins' Nice Work If You Can Get It, Someone To Watch Over Me, Blossom Dearie's cheeky Peel Me A Grape, Puttin' On The Ritz and other great classics from the Great American Songbook.

Seidel has a less is more approach. She maintains interest without over-the-top gestures, she stays faithful to the score but injects sassy attitude into everything. Cheek To Cheek is a delight. The leather seats at the Cabaret were buzzing, listeners' feet were tapping, the floor was vibrating from the bass line. Australian jazz doesn't get much better.

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