After her recent album launch, Louisa Rankin returns to Uptown jazz cafe to share some new music with you. For this show, Louisa leads a quintet, performing a collection of her arrangements of some favourite jazz standards, quirky pop covers and strikingly beautiful original compositions.
Louisa Rankin - voice
Audrey Powne - trumpet
Darrin Archer - piano
Jonathan Zion - double bass
Aaron McCoullough - drums
$15 / $10
2 sets of music from 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
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A dynamic and compelling vocalist, Louisa Rankin moves seamlessly from bandleader to ensemble member whilst maintaining a sound and style all her own, formed over years of musical exploration. Before establishing herself as a talented singer on the Melbourne scene, Louisa graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts as an orchestral tuba player. A keen interest in jazz and composition lead her to complete a second degree in contemporary voice at Monash University, before achieving Honours in improvisation at the VCA in 2012. This instrumental perspective of collective music-making has continued to influence Louisa's approach to composing and arranging for voice and singing within an improvising ensemble.
Louisa attended the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at Canada’s Banff Centre in 2013 where she studied with artists including Esperanza Spalding, Theo Bleckmann and Vijay Iyer. She has recently returned from 6 weeks in New York City, where she completed further vocal study with Theo Bleckmann.
Louisa is a passionate educator, teaching jazz and contemporary voice at Monash University and the Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne.
You can buy Louisa's latest album, Papier-mâché here: https://louisarankin.bandcamp.com/releases