PIANO WOMEN - Julie, Caitlin, Linn, Jane


Tue Feb 01 2022 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm


Pt Chevalier Memorial RSA | Auckland, AU

PIANO WOMEN - Julie, Caitlin, Linn, Jane
Entry subject to RED level COVID-19 restrictions.
Julie Mason
Caitlin Smith
Linn Lorkin
Jane Horder
The chick singers’ revenge!
An ability to play the piano gives a female singer a rare advantage in a world where many a male pianist would rather be just getting down with his band-mates than having to accompany some chick singer. Here, second time around, is the concert we call "Piano Women" featuring four fine examples of women’s independence. There were three women last time so it's growing in leaps and bounds. And the males are down to one, redoubtable bassist Aaron Coddel, who will no doubt hold his own.

One of NZ's foremost women in jazz, Julie has performed all over the globe, including Paris, London, Berlin, The USA, Australia and the South Pacific. She has been a finalist in the Jazz Album of the Year Awards, and recently released her 6th album "Layers of Disguise". She has also sung and played in concert with The Auckland Philharmonia, and The Julie Mason Quintet was the featured group for Bill Clinton (as President USA) and the APEC World Leaders Dinner.


Singer,-songwriter Linn Lorkin played piano in funk bands on the Auckland club scene in the 70s and went on to play at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London in 1976. Her performing and creative life found fulfilment in her subsequent eight years in New York where she played in piano bars and began writing her own songs. She has been very active in various cabaret-ish combos in NZ and her solo jazz musical “Hey, Piano Bar Lady!” won Best Cabaret in New York’s United Solo Festival in 2013 and was featured at Auckland Writers Festival 2018.

Jane is a performer, singing coach and musical director. She has taught for over 30 years within Performing Arts with extensive experience in secondary school environments in Drama, Music and in Choral programmes.
In 2020 she was the vocal director for AMICI Production of ‘Mary Poppins’ as well as playing the Bird Woman, in 2021 she was Musical Director for StageIt’s production of ‘Chicago’, and this year is the vocal director for AMICI’s upcoming concert version of ‘CHESS’.
Jane has sung with Auckland band Prima Swing Riot for 20 years, and is an accomplished pianist and accompanist.
In 2019, Jane was the recipient of a Scroll of Honour Awarded by the Variety Artists Club NZ, recognising her contributions as a celebrated singer, musical theatre performer, musical director and vocal tutor. Jane works as a freelance vocal coach/singing teacher, choir director, music director and performer.

Where is it happening?

Pt Chevalier Memorial RSA, 1136 Gt North Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, 1022, Auckland, New Zealand

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

The Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Host or Publisher The Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

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