Biography

Catherine Hunter is one of the most captivating voices and performers in Australian jazz today. Her musicality and strong vocal styling see her switch effortlessly between romantic ballads, bossa novas and swinging jazz standards.

Catherine burst onto the Sydney scene in the early 1990s having graduated with a jazz diploma from the Canberra School of Music, the alma mater of some of Australia’s top jazz artists.

Catherine appears as a featured guest artist with Australia’s biggest jazz names, including internationally acclaimed James Morrison, Don Burrows, Bobby Gebert and John Morrison’s Swing City Big Band and All Star Bands. Catherine’s own quartet is in hot demand for high profile corporate work and she has performed at gala events such as the Boomerang dinner for Princess Mary's royal visit in 2005.

Catherine’s diverse career has taken her to jazz festivals around the country including the Norfolk Island’s Jazz on the Rock Festival, The Hunter Valley’s Jazz in the Vines, Manly Jazz Festival and Darwin’s Sunset Jazz. She has toured all over Australia and in Asia, having recently played an exclusive engagement at the prestigious Hong Kong Island Shangri-La Hotel to great acclaim. Catherine has also appeared regularly on television, with 3 years as a regular performer on Midday and is a popular voice on many advertising jingles.

This album brings some of her favourite musicians together, including Catherine's mentor, Australia's legendary pianist Bobby Gebert.