“With her intimate style and great feel for the lyrics, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with a nod to Julie London, although she is somewhat jazzier than the latter two. David Nathan – All About Jazz.
Based in Sydney, Australia, vocalist / pianist Janet Seidel is a seasoned live performer and has 18 CDs to her name. All recorded in Australia, the CDs cover some stylistic ground from easy listening, Lounge, cabaret and Jazz content.
With 18 CDs to her name she has covered quite some ground stylistically and several were nominated for awards. All have been well reviewed all over the world. Janet’s groups have toured Australia several times and played most important Jazz Festivals around the country. Internationally she has toured to other countries including UK, USA, Europe, the Middle East and many South East Asian countries.
Much of 2011-2012 was spent living the UK working all over Great Britain and also in Europe, and including sell out shows in venues as well known as Ronnie Scotts.
Janet Seidel has been described as being a “virtual institution” in her country. She is currently a music teacher at Sydney Girls High School.
“I had heard so much about this delightful jazz star from Australia, but I was still not prepared for this awesome performance. I have never been so thrilled by a performer since Barb Jungr – this lady is amazing – such pure clean vocals!” Cabaret Hotline (New York)
THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8PX
Admission £10. Doors open 7.30pm. Music 8.00-10.30pm.
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