Leonie Smith

Leonie Smith

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Jazz - Standards | Sydney, Australia
Total Song Plays: 50   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Press Info

Despite a career that has encompassed large corporate and small club gigs, a stint with the Mo Award-winning Andrews Sisters Sisters, this is Leonie Smith's debut album.Supported by the likes of producer John Morrison and vocal coach Kerrie Biddell.Smith offers a selection of songs which will have romantics remembering when.The fact that she has a sweet clear voice, great diction and a direct but flexible delivery means that there is an easy appeal about the session. It is done no harm at all by backing from saxophonist Julian Gough, pianist Matt Baker, guitarist George Golla, bassist Stan Valacos and drummer Morrison From Angel Eyes through the wonderfully evocative Nature Boy, Blue Moon, Autumn Leaves, Love Me or Leave Me to Since I fell for You, with equally enjoyable diversions among the other six songs it is a cruise through the smooth waters Of plesurably evoked memories. Michael Foster Canberra Times Jazz Critic 1/9/2003

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Influences

Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horn, Sarah Vaughan, Dianna Krall, Jane Monheiht

Bio

Leonie Smith has been working as a jazz vocalist witha smooth sophisticated torchsong style, since the early ninety's. She has worked along-side Australian jazz greats such as Bobby Gebbert, Michael Barlomei, John Morrison, & George golla. After joining the Mo Award wining Andrew Sisters Sisters, she took 6 years off to raise her young family, and has now released her debut album "Sweet Jazz". "Blue Moon", a duo with George Golla featured on her Album, was nominated for a this years 2003 Musicoz Awards www.musicoz.org