Born: June 16
“A charismatic and technically gifted vocalist whose gorgeous timbre carries echoes of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London.” Chris May - All About Jazz (USA) 2011
Hetty Kate is a Melbourne-based jazz vocalist, whose performing style is distinguished by her pure tone, phrasing and thoughtful delivery of the music within the Great American Songbook. Since her performing debut in 2006 Hetty has been invited to sing in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, both with her own ensembles, and also as a guest vocalist for local jazz groups and big bands.
“Hetty Kate’s voice overflows with a natural musicality. Hetty can do no wrong, whether she is singing a familiar standard, infused with relaxed charm and style, or trying her hand at something new and filled with innocent bravado…” Richard Fields - 3CR (AU) 2010...
“…Hetty is based in Australia which is their massive good fortune and Britains loss. She has the most gently seductive 'little girl' voice I’ve heard since first encountering the (then!) young Ella and June Christy. And she has a masterful way with lyrics, bringing them to vibrant and exciting life as if each were an expression of her own private thoughts….we’ll hear a lot more of Hetty Kate in the future.” Brian Harvey - www.radiojazz.co.uk
“…Hetty Kate’s voice overflows with a natural musicality...