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Melissa Forbes

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If you'd told Australian vocalist Melissa Forbes back in 1999 that in 2000 she would go to a Conservatorium to study jazz and contemporary voice, perform a Rick James song at her final recital and go on to graduate a University Medalist, she would have - in the words of Cole Porter - told you to "get outta town!" But that's exactly what happened to this former lawyer who'd let her dream of singing lie idle for almost a decade, before deciding that enough was enough. "During my time studying and then practising law, my only performance experiences were the Uni Law Review and the annual firm Christmas Parties

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Brisbane International Jazz Festival Various locations jny:Brisbane, Australia June 3-8, 2015 Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...


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