INGRID JAMES - JAZZ SINGER (Queensland)
Ingrid James is an award-winning Queensland (AUSTRALIA) jazz singer “whose note-perfect delivery and depth of lyrical expression has elevated her into the elite of Australia’s musical talents”. (Steve Robertson, Portland Observer 2012)
Based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, Ingrid is a graduate of Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Master of Music Studies, Vocal Pedagogy). She also has a Graduate Diploma in Film and Television with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS, Sydney) and teaches Contemporary Voice (specialising in Jazz). She runs and facilitates workshops and master classes locally and around the world. Ingrid has produced and presented a regular Jazz Singers’ Jam Night in Brisbane since 2001, which is currently held at the Brisbane Jazz Club and is the Festival Director for The Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival (2016 to present).
She sings contemporary jazz, bebop, jazz standards through to bossa novas, sambas, blues, and other jazz modalities as well as originals and original reharmonised arrangements of pop standards from Beatles to Rolling Stones. Ingrid is known for her spontaneity, emotional depth and dynamics.
She is also involved in a joint strings project – Ingrid James & Louise Denson’s WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT (focussing on original compositions as well as lesser-known standards from the Jazz and Brazilian Songbooks. Their repertoire acknowledges the jazz tradition while reflecting a European aesthetic in mood, melody and harmony with feels including Afro-Cuban, cha-cha-cha, Brazilian bossa nova, swing, jazz waltzes and slow funk. Colours of your Love by WILD SILK STRINGS PROJECT was released on 7th September 2018 by MGM's The Planet Company.