Sous Le Ciel De Paris

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From Sidney Bechet to Claude Nougaro, enjoy an intimate concert with Hetty Kate as she shares the songs that inspire her in her new home, Paris.

Jazz could easily be considered one of the greatest gifts America has given the world. During World War I it found its way into France, seeping into the musical culture, with many artists embracing the syncopated rhythms and making them their own. After the 1930s many American musicians found inspiration under Paris skies and their music was the alchemy for French jazz, just as it is for Australian born Hetty Kate.

Having a sweet sound and pure tone, Hetty has been a staple of Australian jazz for over a decade. She has entranced the world with her charismatic approach to the Great American Songbook, being described as ‘truly one of the best swing singers on the current scene,’ by author and music critic, Will Friedwald.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Hetty Kate


Hetty Kate vocals
James Sherlock guitar
Ben Robertson double bass
Danny Fischer drums