2012 National Jazz Awards finalists
2012 National Jazz Award finalists
Cyrille Aimee, from France (currently based in New York)
Kristin Berardi, from Sydney
Briana Cowlishaw, from Sydney
Luara Karlson-Carp, from Brisbane
Kate Kelsey-Sugg, from Melbourne
Joshua Kyle, from Melbourne
Chantal Mitvalsky, from Melbourne
Judith Perl, from Melbourne
Liz Tobias, from Adelaide (currently based in Boston)
Katie Wighton, from Sydney
The annual event is held as part of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and will show case vocalists in 2012. On the judging panel will be Mike Nock (chairman) and Australian vocalists Michelle Nicolle and Vince Jones.
Contestants will perform on November 3 and 4 with the top 3 performers chosen to play during a live broadcast on Jazztrack with Mal Stanley from 5pm on November 4.
Accompanying the soloists for the weekend will be Sam Keevers; piano, Sam Anning; bass and Raj Jayaweera; drums.
The winner will receive $10,000, a recording session for Jazztrack with Mal Stanley and an invitation to perform at the 2013 Stonnington Jazz Festival. The runner-up receives $5,000, while the singer in third place wins $2,500.
Stay-tuned on ABC Jazz as we cover the event in Wangaratta.