Jackie Bornstein presents beautiful tunes from across the globe with "From Paris to Brazil" @ Paris Cat Jazz Club. Driven by her love of languages Jackie has chosen an all French, Spanish and Portuguese program. Bringing her rich tones and talent for storytelling through song, Jackie takes her audience on a journey through the jazz manouche of Paris, the nuevo canción of Chile and the bossa nova of Brazil. Featuring a mixture of swing, bossa and poetry driven songs by influential composers including, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Charles Trenet, Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Violetta Para and more.
Jackie Bornstein - voice
Nathan Slater - guitar
Sam Keevers - piano
Philip Rex - Bass
Ryan Menezes - drums
Jackie Bornstein (voice)
Jackie Bornstein is one of Melbourne's most captivating singers. Her recent Melbourne International Jazz Festival debut was a sellout and she is a regular at Melbourne’s top jazz venues. Known for her rich tones and ability to get to the heart of a tune, Jackie brings a powerful energy to each performance. Embracing the sounds and perspectives of lyrics written in multiple languages, Jackie’s repertoire features composers from across the globe. Trained classically as a child, Jackie went on to study jazz at the Victorian College of the Arts and completed a UK Masters scholarship on the role of music in resolving conflict. She has developed her own style utilizing varied vocal timbres.
Nathan Slater (guitar)
Virtuosic guitarist Nathan Slater plays with incredible sensitivity, drawing upon the traditions of jazz, flamenco, tango, and Brazilian music. He has performed/recorded with such artists as La Rumba, One night in Buenos Aires, Ross James Irwin, and Australian tango Champion dancers Fabio Roble and Ana Andre.
Sam Keevers (piano)
One of Australia’s finest improvising pianists, Sam has performed with many of the most noted local and International musicians including Bernie McGann, Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Vince Jones, Sinead O’connor, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Sam has composed for feature films and television and was nominated for an ARIA award for the album “Grace” (a duo recording with Jamie Oehlers).
Philip Rex (bass)
Philip is one of the most virtuosic and sought-after double bassists in the country. He has worked with many of the greatest musicians in Australia and overseas including Renee Geyer, Joe Camilleri, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin, Eddie Henderson, Joe Williams and Cindy Blackman.
Ryan Menezes (drums)
A drummer whose versatility and sensitivity to music has found him playing in various situations from Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and various Jazz settings to Pop/Rock and R&B projects with local as well as international artists. Among others, Ryan has performed/recorded with Gary Pinto, Sam Keevers, Alex Pertout, Los Cabrones and The Tom Fryer Quartet.