“do re mi fa so la ti…”
Since launching her debut album Tipsy at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in 2007, Australian jazz singer and songwriter Kate Fuller has been sharing her voice and stories with the world.
In 2011 Kate completed an AA Degree in vocal performance at the Los Angeles Music Academy, under the guidance of five-time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. Here Kate was fortunate enough to work with some of the best musicians and vocalists in LA, performing at several iconic venues including: L’Ermitage Hotel, Café Metropol, Kulak’s Woodshed, Hotel Café and Room 5.
After releasing her second album Gig & Dawn in 2011, Kate performed as a semi-finalist for Quincy Jones at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Shure Voice Competition in Switzerland. Twelve months later, in July 2012, Gig & Dawn was re-released with bonus tracks through Japanese label Inpartmaint Inc.
Prior to moving to the United States, Kate performed with Glenn Shorrock and John Morrison’s Swing City Big Band at the Taronga Zoo Twilight Concert series in 2007, and sang for Al Jarreau as a semi-finalist in the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival, Shure Voice Competition. Other career highlights have been winning the Glenn Shorrock Scholarship Award for singer songwriters in 2005, receiving a nomination for the Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards “Best Female Performance” in 2004 (for her one woman cabaret show Eva), and playing FiFi in Adelaide’s acclaimed Fringe show The Berlin Cabaret. Kate also studied jazz voice with Anita Wardell and Jo Lawry at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2002.
After years of cosying up with her favorite jazz standards Kate relinquished the Real Book for her latest EP, London Place. Bringing together Kate's love of jazz and playful folky songwriting, this delightful new EP draws on influences as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton and Doris Day. Recorded in London with songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Cullum – who penned his brother Jamie Cullum’s international hit song These Are The Days – London Place is a joyous celebration of life, love, music and new beginnings, bound to inspire laughter, tears and maybe even a little bit of skipping, cartwheeling and carseat dancing!
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