It’s always been a dream of mine to sing at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the acoustics are superb and they always program the most wonderful music. I’ve enjoyed many many exquisite performances at that venue over the years! I was so excited to be able to bring my quintet and […]
Such a pleasure to spend two lovely nights singing with Matt Boden (piano), Leigh Barker (double bass) and Alf Jackson (drums) at the newest venue in Hobart.. the Sixty Jazz Club. Curated and managed by Brett Steel from Tasmanian Whiskey Tours and also Matt Boden, this venue runs once a […]
Thanks to Laki Sideris for the photographs! We had a great time at the Melbourne Town Hall as a part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014.. In conjunction with ABC774 and Swing Patrol, this is the second year the organisers have included a dance event in the program. […]
We’re on The Drawing Room with Waleed Aly! “When New York’s King of Swing met Melbourne’s It Girl they had so much fun making music together they decided to record an album. Thanks to the generous nature of their fans they raised enough funds to make it happen. The result […]
So thrilled to have been involved in James Morrison’s wonderful concert ‘A Journey Through Jazz’.. a wonderful trip through the history of jazz led by James with beautiful arrangements of classics beginning with Louis Armstrong and ending with Herbie Hancock.. from Dixieland to Bop, from the Birth of the Blues […]
This weekend I had two lovely shows up in Sydney, with some new friends and some old friends! Thursday night was a show with Andrew Dickeson (drums) and his trio! John Harkin (piano) and Brendan Clarke (double bass) – at The Dome Lounge in Surry Hills. An absolutely stunning night, […]
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septemberHetty Kate sings Dorothy Fields (Melbourne, VIC)
- Paris Cat Jazz Club
- 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
Show 2 (of 2) celebrating two of the most prolific and awarded lyricists of the Great American Songbook. Spend a musical evening with Hetty Kate as she celebrates the talent and
Show 2 (of 2) celebrating two of the most prolific and awarded lyricists of the Great American Songbook.
Spend a musical evening with Hetty Kate as she celebrates the talent and words of one of the great lyricists of the 20th Century, Dorothy Fields. A must for lovers of The Great American Songbook and those with a penchant for lyrics, stories and poetry.
“A song doesn’t just come on. I’ve always had to tease it out, squeeze it out.” Dorothy Fields
Born in 1905, Dorothy Fields grew up in New York City to a family deeply involved in show business; however it wasn’t until her twenties that her career took flight, when she was introduced to composer Jimmy McHugh. Her many collaborations led to some of the most loved songs in the American Songbook, such as On The Sunny Side of The Street (Jimmy McHugh), The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern), Harry Warren (You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me), and Cy Coleman (The Best Is Yet To Come).
During her long career, which brought her an Academy Award, a Tony Award and a Grammy, Dorothy Fields was extraordinarily prolific, writing more then 400 songs. Furthermore, like Johnny Mercer, Fields made the move from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood where her extraordinary talent for wit, words and wonder along with her natural ability to collaborate and move with the changing times saw her compositions shine in over 20 films.
Now based in Paris, jazz vocalist Hetty Kate has been credited with having a ‘natural musicality’ and being ‘truly one of the best swing singers on the current scene’. A true storyteller and with a recognizable style and effortless voice, Hetty has released eight albums, has performed with Simon Tedeschi, James Morrison and the MSO and regularly performs at festivals in the Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. These two special Paris Cat shows celebrating Johnny Mercer and Dorothy Fields are part of her Australian tour for 2018.
“A stage presence only matched by the clarity of her voice” James Morrison
Johnny Mercer : Saturday 15 September
Dorothy Fields : Thursday 20 September
(Thursday) 7:30 pm AEST
Paris Cat Jazz Club
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
- Paris Cat Jazz Club