Back to All Events

Hetty Kate Quartet

  • Old Castlemaine Gaol 36 - 48 Bowden Street Castlemaine, VIC, 3450 Australia (map)

With James Sherlock, Ben Robertson and Aaron McCoullough

Popular jazz vocalist Hetty Kate is coming to Castlemaine to perform at the Old Castlemaine Gaol on Friday 9th June.

The perfect aperitif for the 2017 Castlemaine Jazz Festival, the evening will be filled with some of the best musicians in the state performing sophisticated and beautiful songs from Hetty's albums, as well as some of her new favourites from The Great American Songbook.

Recently relocating to Paris, France, Hetty is one of Australian jazz luminary James Morrison’s favourite singers, and has graced stages from New Zealand to New York; released eight acclaimed albums; sung for the lindy-hop/swing-dance community across Europe, Asia and Australia, and more recently has joined the ABC Jazz / Universal Music stable of vocalists.

This is her first return visit after her move to Europe, and she will be performing favourites from her nine CD releases as well as newly discovered treasures from the Great American Songbook.

Known for a swinging, straight-ahead style and natural musicality, Hetty Kate is often lauded for what she ‘doesn’t do’ as a jazz singer. Her approach keeps true to the melody and lyric, and uses improvisation in a way that never detracts from the story of the song. It is this rare quality that has her performing on stages around the world, visiting Thailand, Korea, Singapore, France, USA, England, New Zealand and more in the past three years alone.

For this Castlemaine show, Hetty will be joined by her long time friend and musical collaborator James Sherlock (guitar), with Ben Robertson (double bass) and Aaron McCoullough (drums). All acclaimed jazz men in their own right, as a quartet you will enjoy a dynamic and expressive presentation that really swings.

Hetty Kate - Voice
James Sherlock - Guitar
Ben Robertson - Double Bass
Aaron McCoullough - Drums

Join us for dinner beforehand and pay only $50.  Enjoy an entree and main OR a main and dessert as well as a complimentary drink before moving into the show at 8pm.