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Latest songbook: Weave Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal 

With the assistance of a little lockdown time, the beautiful designing by Heidi Minchin, and the expert music engraving skills of Steve Russell my new book of scores, Weave: Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal - was released today! https://wagtailbooks.com.au/weave 

My second book ten songs from my album Weave, set to rich and beautiful piano accompaniments. An important addition to the anthology of Jazz vocal compositions by Australian composers, this book of songs also includes detailed transcriptions of some of my vocal improvisations. 

In addition the scores feature Heidi Minchin’s beautiful album artwork on each title page - making the book a unique work of art in itself. 

Weave: Complete Transcriptions for Piano and Vocal is ideal for jazz vocalists pursuing new Australian repertoire, secondary and tertiary teachers seeking educational repertoire, or for any musician looking to expand their vocabulary.

New book of scores: Mandarin Skyline!  

Wagtail Books is very proud to release this collection of songs from the album Mandarin Skyline by the inimitable Leigh Carriage. These beautiful songs are transcribed exactly as Leigh sings them, set to rich but simple piano accompaniments. 

In a world where the popular song is adhering ever closer to a formula of repetitive harmonies, predictable structures and banal lyrics, it is extremely gratifying to discover Leigh's beautiful art-songs. She layers memorable melodies over rich harmonic movements, stretching the norms of structure to brilliantly support the profundity of the lyrics, yet all the while the songs remain deeply engaging. In these pages performers will find wonderful new repertoire with simple but beautiful piano accompaniments, students of songwriting will find endless inspiration and edification, and music lovers will find beautiful music to play. 

https://wagtailbooks.com.au/mandarin-skyline

Imagine is 50! 

 

 

https://theconversation.com/john-lennons-imagine-at-50-a-deceptively-simple-ballad-a-lasting-emblem-of-hope-167444

Women in Contemporary Music Program  

An astonshing brilliant list of some of the artists that featured as part of the Women in Contemporary Music Program I co-ordinated from 1998-2019. Lisa Gerard, Sandy Evans, Lisa Parrott, Venetta Fields, Nerida Tyson-Chew, Kerrianne Cox, Katie Noonan, Kristin Beradi, Zoe Hauptman, Lindy Morrison, Sheryl Bailey, Justine Bradley, Charmian Kingston, Martha Baartz, Sarah Tindley, Rose Pearse, Sally Marrett, Felicity Urquhart, Jodi Martin, Anje West, Kristina Olsen, Gai Bryant, Kyles Burtland, Lisa Sokolov, Diana Anaid, Helen Stowasser, Elana Stone, Lauren Penlon, Judy Bailey, Elizabeth Carthew, Monique Dimattina, Jan Preston, Suzanne Jones, Helen Russell, Tanya Cavanagh, Jo Jo Smith, Emily Oquest, Sally Cooper, Sandy Klose, Karen Jacobson, Charlie Chan & Cleis Pearce.

I was dishearted when the website was removed, so keeping it alive here.Thank you all again! Lx

Finalist in Australian Women in Music Awards 

Thrilled to announce that I'm a 2021 finalist for the Australian Women in Music Awards in the Humanitarian Category. Congratulations also to the other finalists Nancy Bates and Gemma Farrell, as well as the finalists in all the other categories. https://womeninmusicawards.com.au/.../MediaRelease_AWMA...

Press Links:

https://limelightmagazine.com.au/news/finalists-announced-for-the-australian-women-in-music-awards/

https://www.nme.com/.../australian-women-in-music-awards...

https://beat.com.au/australian-women-in-music-awards.../

The Speigeltent September! 

We had a brilliant gig at the Brisbane Festival The Speigeltent, in South Bank Brisbane

What a band! Martha Baartz, Helen Russell, Steve Russell & David Sanders.

Doo Bop in November 

Great to play Doo Bop in late November with David Sanders, Steve Russell, Thierry Fossemalle & Travis Jenkins. Uplifting to have a full house!

https://www.doo-bop.com.au/happy-december-month-november/

Left to Right, Doo Bop Hetty Kate Quartet & Leigh Carriage Quintet



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