Women in Jazz

Women in Jazz


Jackie Bornstein is one of Melbourne’s most captivating singers and has become a regular fixture in the Melbourne jazz scene.

Known for her ability to get to the heart of a tune, Jackie’s recent Melbourne International Jazz Festival debut was a sellout. She brings her moving vocals to the Salon in celebration of women composers in jazz.

From the early evolution of jazz, women have overcome significant obstacles to help shape the sound of jazz with their songs. Jackie Bornstein brings her rich and emotive vocals to these compositions which are some of the most moving songs in the jazz repertoire. Together with her top band, Jackie shares the music and stories of female composers and lyricists including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Bernice Petkere, Dorothy Fields, Jackie Bornstein and more.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Jackie Bornstein


Jackie Bornstein voice
Angela Davis saxophone
Craig Fermanis guitar
Tamara Murphy bass
Danny Fischer drums


This production is part of the following series:

Jazz in the Salon

Whether traditional jazz is up your alley or you fancy something a little more improvisatory, ambient or electric, step away from the daily grind and into the Salon to experience the sweet sounds of jazz at the Best Place to Hear.