JANE IRVING Biography
A pure individual and a real jazz singer, Jane has a willingness to explore a wide dynamic vocal range. This combined with her unique phrasing and rare ability to interpret a lyric has won her acclaim from audiences and respect from her fellow musicians.
Born in Sydney, March 11 1971, Jane began classical piano studies at six. Her first teacher, Jenny Rumsey, an extraordinarily encouraging and devoted influence, became the reason for Jane’s continued classical study to the age of eighteen. During this time Jane also entered vocal Eisteddfods and for her first singing performance, won third place. A seed was sewn. Then for the Higher School Certificate classical piano performance Jane was awarded third in the state.
“Whilst some singers make claim by including evergreens from the Great American Songbook in their
repertoire, Irving is a jazz singer. Her scatting would be among the most sincere recorded in Australia
since Kerrie Biddell as it has genuine instrumental purpose.”
ABC Limelight Magazine, May 2008
“Ms Irving jumps/scats her vocal in a delectable fashion… has a knack of getting your juices flowing…
on ballads she is like fine wine.”
In Tune, UK. September 2007
“For those of you who haven’t heard Jane Irving, she is the mistress of scat.”
Jazz Action Society, NSW. April 2008.
“I first heard Jane sing when we were both working with Evan Lohnings jazz orchestra
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students