As part of this year’s Ellington PIJF festival program, internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist-composer, Chris McNulty teams up with two of the hottest young guns in Perth, Jackson VanBallegooyen (piano) and Lachlan Glover (saxophone). Together with rhythm stalwarts Nick Abbey and Mike Perkins they’ll be presenting a collaborative program of dynamic and eclectic, hard swinging standards, originals and ballads. This promises to be one heck of a fiery kick-off to The Ellington’s PIJF weekend.

One of the truly unique vocal jazz artists of her generation who also composes. Melding technical mastery, emotive delivery and a unique gift for storytelling, her effortless synergy with the musicians she shares the stage with has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades. On the flip of a dime she traverses music from hard swinging to soaring improvisations and ethereal ballads.

Band personnel:
Chris McNulty – vocals
Lachlan Glover – saxophone
Nick Abbey – bass
Mike Perkins – drums