Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Multi-Talented Jazz Artist Brings Quintet to Town

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Multi-Talented Jazz Artist Brings Quintet to Town

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SEASONED Australian jazz recording artist and APRA and Australian Song Writing Awards winner Sharny Russell will perform on the Sunshine Coast in support of her new album Comes a Time.

One of Australia's finest jazz singers, pianists and composers, Russell's vocal and pianistic talents are recognised throughout the Australian music community.

She writes songs that go straight to the heart and mind of audience and musicians alike, and is widely known for her vocal scat ability, which she often performs in unison with her piano.

She has recorded with George Golla, sung with Katie Noonan, performed with James Morrison, Emma Pask, Darren Percival, Galapagos Duck, and George Washingmachine, supported Vince Jones and Martin Taylor, and toured with Grace Knight.

She has been complimented by US legends James Moody and Ray Brown who, during one of their tour visits to Australia, came every night to hear her play in her Sheraton residency. After sustaining horrific injuries in a car crash in her early 20s and being told that she may never sing again, Russell has gone from strength to strength. …

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