• Wednesday 8 December 2021

Julie O’Hara

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$10 - $25

Past Event

Join Julie and three long-time friends and colleagues Steve Sedergreen on piano, Mark Elton on double bass and Edward York on drums at the Count's for a program featuring works, influenced by vocalese, afro-Cuban rhythms, bebop and swing.

Julie O’Hara is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator from Melbourne who has been contributing to the music scene for over thirty years. Julie’s musical projects have vocal improvisation as an essential element to her arranging, with O’Hara using her voice as a section player, soloist and lyricist. With a fascination for improvising and scat singing, Julie was drawn to writing vocalese lyrics to solos by the jazz masters, particularly horn players from the 40’s and 50’s and continues to write vocalese today.

Julie is joined by three long-time friends and colleagues at the Count. Steve Sedergreen on piano, Mark Elton on double bass and Edward York on drums. The program will feature new and older works, influenced by vocalese, afro-Cuban rhythms, bebop and swing.

Award winning songwriter, Julie composes across many genres having spent years freelancing in various musical scenes in Australia, including, Big bands, R&B swing/jump blues, New Orleans trad jazz, contemporary jazz, gypsy swing, Bluegrass, Brazilian, electro-house & hip hop. O’Hara’s current original music projects include ‘La Grande Soiree’, (jazz manouche), ‘Unobtainium’ (contemporary jazz/vocalese) and Sound dome (EDM/Cont.Pop). Past collaborators include George Washingmachine, Bob Sedergreen, The Cat Empire, Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo, The Hoodangers, Virus, Bluedrag, Brazjaz, Bopkick, The Pearly Shells and B#Big Band.

She spent many years in Europe, Asia and Australia, performing at jazz and music festivals and living in Bangkok and Germany. These days Julie freelances with various groups, including The Pearly Shells, Jake Mason Trio, Paul Williamson, Bob Sedergreen Trio, ‘Ultrafox’ and her own projects. Julie works regularly as a session singer, specialising in vocal improvisation, harmony and scat singing. Julie can be heard as featured vocalist on all series of ABC’s ‘Please Like Me’, and Josh Thomas’s second series ‘Everything is going to be OK’ (Stan) and in feature films like ‘Book of Revelation’, ‘Cloudstreet’ and ‘The Sapphires’.

Due to Covid restrictions, there is extremely limited capacity for live tickets at The Count’s. In recognition of this we will be presenting two experiences:

Live at The Count’s
Nothing is quite like a live performance, so dust off your going-out-gear and join us in person for Live at The Count’s. Purchase your tickets now.

Livestreamed from The Count’s
Unable to attend in person, no problem. Tune in for the first set and be part of the party. Add to calendar now.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Wednesday 8 December 2021, 7:00pm


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      Due to Covid restrictions, there is extremely limited capacity for live tickets at The Count’s. In recognition of this we will be presenting two experiences:

      Live at The Count's Nothing is quite like a live performance, so dust off your going-out-gear and join us in person for Live at The Count's. Purchase your tickets now.

      Livestreamed from The Count's Unable to attend in person, no problem. Tune in for the first set and be part of the party. Add to calendar now.
  • Ticket Pricing

    Standard$25
    Monash Students$10
    Standard$25
    Monash Students$10
  • Performance Information

    • Duration:Approximately 2 hours with an interval

    • Venue:The Count’s

    • Age suitability:All ages

    • Things to note:This performance will be live-streamed for public broadcast and recorded, which may include ambient sounds and vision of the audience.

  • Venue Details

    The Count’s:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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Reviews

‘"An outstanding singer"’
Laurence Donahue-Green (All about Jazz Magazine, New York)