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Lucy Iffla

Lucy Iffla is a jazz and folk vocalist and songwriter. She has been performing for over a decade, captivating audiences with her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. 

Lucy's music is a blend of jazz and folk, with influences from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. Lucy is known for her dynamic stage presence and ability to connect with her audience on a personal level.

From an early age Lucy Iffla had a passion for diverse music. This led her to complete a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating with the award for Best Bachelor Recitalist. Through her degree Lucy was privileged to work alongside esteemed international and national artists in Paris, New York and Japan. 

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Georgie Aué

Georgie Aué is a piano player, vocalist and songwriter. Her music is a melting pot of musical styles, including jazz and blues with a focus in Brazilian jazz.

A graduate of the Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, Georgie performs regularly in Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide at some of Australia’s best venues and cites her artistic influences as Elis Regina, The Beatles, AC Jobim, Stevie Wonder, and Norah Jones.

She’s also performed at various festivals including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cabaret Fringe Festival playing to sell-out audiences with shows A Norah Jones Tribute, A Day In The Life – The Beatles and Come to Brazil.

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Mace Francis

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Mace Francis is establishing himself as predominant figure and advocate for original Australian big band music. He moved to Perth, from Victoria, in 2000 to study jazz composition and arranging under Graham Lyall and in 2004 graduated from the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with First Class Honours, and then in 2015 with a PhD of which he was awarded the Faculty Research Medal.

Since 2004, Mace’s focus on composition has awarded him the 2004 APRA Professional Development Award, the international Italian composition prize “Scrivere in Jazz”, a finalist in the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, nomination for an Australian Bell Award (2013 & 2016) and was the 2015 winner of the APRA AMCOS Art Music Award: Jazz Work of the Year. MFO have recorded six CDs since forming in 2005, toured nationally four times (2006, 2008, 2010 & 2011) and performed with international artists Jim Pugh (USA), Jon Gordon (NY), John Hollenbeck (NY), Satoko Fujii (JAP), Theo Bleckmann (NY) and Ed Partyka (Austria).

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Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews was drawn to the piano at a young age, following a passion for artistic expression through improvisation and composition. He performs in a unique style that blends genres drawing influence from jazz legends like Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson, and from soundtrack titans like John Williams and Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli), and from other pianistic composers like Ludovico Einaudi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. After a decade performing as both a sideman and bandleader with some of Australia’s top-tier musicians, WAAPA graduate jazz pianist and contemporary keyboardist Ben Matthews turned his focus to composition in late 2015

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Sean Lewis

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Penny King

Penny King is a jazz vocalist and vocal tutor based in Perth, Western Australia. She has long been established as one of Western Australia’s premier jazz vocalists, performing with her band since graduating from the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts' jazz programme in 1996. Penny is as well known to those in the know for her passionate and evocative stage presence as she is for her diverse arrangements of standards and contemporary tunes alike, as well as her original compositions. Penny has been a featured vocalist with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, and has made numerous appearances at the Perth Jazz Society, both with her own quartet, as well as being a featured performer at the annual ‘Ladies of Jazz’ concerts for many years

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Jen de Ness

Singer, Songwriter and recording artist Jen de Ness, is a vivacious entertainer and delights audiences worldwide with her ability to sing everything from beautiful blues to sultry Latin, slick swing to fun jazz cabaret. Jen’s smooth, soulful and velvety jazz vocals are well loved alongside Jen’s ability to entertain and connect with you. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Jen has been singing professionally and songwriting for over 20 years. Jen’s varied taste in music is shown in her songwriting ability, and Jen has penned over 60 original tunes in various genre from Jazz to French Cabaret to blues, soul, folk, country and jazz chillout where she at times also joins songwriting forces with her partner and ex ABC Radio producer, Bill Atkinson. Jen has the pleasure of playing with some of the world’s finest musicians to inspire an array of original songs alongside arrangements of jazz standards for your listening pleasure

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Arthur Gracias

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Take Five With Karen Lane

Read "Take Five With Karen Lane" reviewed by Karen Lane


Meet Karen Lane: Originally from jny: Perth then jny: Sydney and Singapore and has been resident in London for the last 14 years. She has released five albums to rave reviews and played London's most prestigious jazz clubs including Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho and Ronnie Scotts with musicians including Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascogne, Enzo ...

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Nicola Milan: Forbidden Moments

Read "Forbidden Moments" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


It should be no wonder that Australia produces musicians whose art reflects a broad blend of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Perth native Nicola Milan refers to the genre to which her brand of music belongs, Australasian jazz, and her own pedigree as Welsh/Anglo-Indian. That is every bit as exotic and humidly appealing as the self-description ...


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