Backed by a jazz band comprising some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, Sophisticated Ladies of Jazz is a nostalgic saunter down memory lane, exploring the music and lives of the most famous female singers of the West Coast cool jazz scene of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
From the sweet and silvery voice of Ella Fitzgerald, to the sultry, smoky tones of Peggy Lee, to the smooth and sensual sound of Julie London and the distinctively unpretentious and richness of Rosemary Clooney, Rhonda glides effortlessly through a repertoire packed with the greatest jazz numbers of all time.
Stories and music from the four divas of jazz are skillfully woven into Rhonda’s two hour show, presented in two parts. Peppered with interesting trivia, stories and highlights of each singer’s career, the show is uplifting and fun, poignant and touching, and above all, totally entertaining.
More than just a music performance, in Sophisticated Ladies of Jazz Rhonda sings and dances her way through each chapter of the life and times of these amazing American jazz singers.