Thursday 30 March
Sharny is a gem. Listening to her is an exquisite experience. – National Jazzchord Magazine.
Sharny is extreme class - a gifted singer/pianist from whom we should hear much more. – The Financial Review.
A jazz artist of unique abilities, Sharny writes songs that go straight to the heart and mind of audience and musicians alike, and is widely known for her vocal scat ability, which she often performs in unison with her piano.
Her star was rose in Sydney many years ago, with regular gigs at famous Jazz haunts, The Basement and The Soup Plus, playing with the best of the best.
She has recorded on the ABC label and won the APRA Jazz Award for the most played jazz track on Australasian radio! She hails from a majorly talented family of jazz musicians and speaks the music like it was a native tongue. Her synergistic flow on piano and voice together is breathtaking and totally accessible. So are her original songs – several of them being in the Australian Jazz Real Book. Her album “A Good Thing On Hold” was the best selling ABC jazz album for a long time, and she counts jazz legends Ray Brown and James Moody, plus Seekers singer Judith Durham among her most ardent fans.