Hetty Kate

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Last Show: Thursday 23 rd March 2023

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Vocalist Hetty Kate, described as “the real deal” and “one of the best swing vocalists on the current scene” (Will Friedwald - Author & Critic USA), was born in England, raised in Australia, and now lives in France. With a career spanning over a decade Hetty toured for many years with acclaimed Australian musician James Morrison, and can now be found on stages large and small from New Zealand to New York. “She really swings..” With a clarion tone and bright sweet sound Hetty is often compared to Stacey Kent or a young Doris Day, reminiscent of the vocalists of the 1950s. Masterful on stage, she has a large repertoire of treasures from swing to bop and is an avid collector of beautiful compositions from yesteryear. Hetty has featured at many premier jazz festivals internationally, with highlights including the New York Winter Jazz Festival (USA), Sapporo International Jazz Festival (Japan), Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Prague Proms (Czech Republic), Jazz sur Seine (France) and the Cavell Leitch International Jazz Festival (New Zealand).

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“Like Peggy Lee on a Vespa”

Marc Myers USA

In addition to her 2019 album 'Under Paris Skies', Hetty has released 9 albums and is part of the Australian ABC Jazz/Universal Music stable of vocalists. She performed with eight symphonic orchestras, trod the boards as Ava Gardner in an original Australian theatre production 'Ava at the End of the World' and has appeared on both Australian and French TV.

For her debut concert at The Pheasantry Hetty is delighted to be joined by three talented British musicians, guitarist Denny Ilett, guitarist Carl Orr and bassist Paul Jefferies. Enjoy a warm and entertaining celebration of the classics and curios of The Great American Songbook.

Band Line Up

Hetty Kate (voice)

Denny Ilett (guitar)

Carl Orr (guitar)

Paul Jefferies (double bass)