Hailing from New Zealand, Bonnie’s elegant artistry can be heard on four well-lauded albums and reflects an international life. She has traveled extensively with her work, performing in Sweden, Singapore, Spain, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, NYC, Portugal, Hong Kong and repeatedly in Japan where her second album “Blue Joy” reached No. 8 in the Independent Jazz Charts. In 2012, the (Australian) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Bonnie and her Quartet to represent Australia at the “Giant Steppes of Jazz” festival in Mongolia and she has featured regularly in Australian Jazz Festivals.
Known for assembling stellar ensembles of uniquely juxtaposed musicians for both recordings and live performances, Bonnie’s CDs feature treasures of the Australian jazz scene including Graham Jesse, James Muller, James Morrison, Jonathan Zwartz, Alister Spence, Don Radar, Miroslav Bukovsky, Nicholas McBride and Phil Stack.
Possessing a nuanced and agile voice, she infuses her broad repertoire of classic and classy jazz standards, cleverly re-worked contemporary songs and poetic originals, with warmth and wit.
Bonnie’s musical and organisational prowess affords a variety of acts, meaning she can work in Duo format as a pianist/vocalist with Bass or with larger ensembles – Trio up to Sextet line-ups that showcase the top tier of regional talent.
Bonnie provides a supportive learning environment, coaching singers of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners, to professionals who wish to fine-tune their skills or prepare for recordings. She is also able to lend her arranging, song-writing and production abilities to your project. Lessons are tailored depending on goals, experience and current ability. www.sydneycitysinginglessons.com
“Possessing a voice with excellent range, she distributes emotions tailored to the message she wants each song to convey to the listener, whether the tune be an original or a standard – the mark of a good jazz singer.”
David Nathan – AMG, USA www.allaboutmusic.com