New Album: The House
My latest album The House is a collaboration with pianist Andrea Vicari. For the past few years we've been performing duo gigs around London, and Andrea’s beautiful tunes have provided me with the inspiration to write some new lyrics.
I really wanted the challenge of singing and writing something stylistically new, and Andrea’s songs have been the perfect vehicle. My lyrics are about people and places in my life, and I hope my honesty will resonate with audiences and perhaps make them reflect on different aspects of their own lives.
The album is a change of direction – stylistically the tunes are more contemporary sounding. The drummer-less quartet is chamberlike in quality. The melodies are haunting and the arrangements have strong counterpoint lines.
Joining Andrea and me on the album are Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Martin Hathaway on sax, flute and clarinet.
Album Launch at The Spice Of Life
On Wednesday 18th May, Trudy launches her new album The House.
Plus mini-set from The Trinity Laban Singers and an open mic. Trudy Kerr (vocals), Andrea Vicari (piano), Geoff Gasgoyne (bass) and Martin Hathaway (sax/flute/clarinet).
“Top London-based Australian jazz vocalist who has collaborated with the likes of Georgie Fame, Acker Bilk, Mulgrew Miller and Jan Lundgren.”
The Spice of Life, 6 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NA. Wednesday 18th May. Doors: 6pm. Music: 8-10.45pm. Doors close: 11pm. £10/£8.
Trudy at the Archduke
I’m really happy to be singing at the Archduke wine bar on the Southbank once a month. I’ll be performing a duo with Andrea Vicari on piano on Saturday March 26th and April 30th It’s from 7.30 - 9.30 so if you are in the area please pop in for a drink.
1st International Jazz Voice Conference
I am so excited to be chosen to perform at the 1st International jazz Voice conference in Helsinki in October.
My lecture concert will tell the story of the Art of Vocalese and my personal discovery of the art form. Vocalese is taking an instrumental solo and putting words to it. Great exponents of the Art are King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks and Kurt Elling to name a few.
Jazz Singing School is a new website I have been working on with my long time Aussie pal Anita Wardell.
We have joined together to build an educational website. It’s for anyone who is interested in singing jazz from beginners to advanced level singers.
Anita and Trudy are currently organising a Xmas Jazz Voice Boot Camp to celebrate the launch of the site, details will be available soon.
Panttiles Summer Jazz Season
Featuring Tom Cawley (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Seb de Krom (drums).
With Chris Ingham (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Seb de Krom (drums). A spontaneous, never-to-be-repeated show based on the audience’s requests.
Mark Jennett and I dip into the catalogues of Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and others. Featuring songs from our recent albums as well as brand new arrangements of classics and less familiar tunes.
For more information, please see events