CATHRINE SUMMERS - jazz vocalist with soul

CATHRINE SUMMERS - jazz vocalist with soul

Described as ‘a female Michael Buble’, with a warm powerful husky voice and an incredible stage presence, Cathrine Summers exemplifies the traditions of jazz: a stunning voice, deep feeling and enthralling stage presence.

She‘s performed at events with the likes of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Marina Prior, but that doesn’t seem to faze the girl that Perth has claimed as their very own jazz songstress.

UK-born Cathrine Summers fostered her career in Perth and over recent years has developed a reputation for her voice with a rich and powerful timbre, a fun and natural stage presence, and a passion for jazz that transcends eras. She’s more than just a singer, with an engaging performance style that is sexy, sassy and captivating.

Her repertoire and ensembles span from jazz into Motown, soul and Top 40. Summers is just as at home belting out a rendition of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’, as she is purring out her eloquent version of ‘Cry Me a River’ .

Since her debut in 2008, Cathrine Summers has become a national and international performer at many high profile events, weddings, big shows and revered festivals like the BRAVO! Cruise of the Performing Arts, Perth International Jazz Festival (Jazz), Jazz By The Bay, FRINGE WORLD Festival (Jazz Cabaret), City of Perth New Years Eve (Summers Soul), Kings Park Festival (Summers Soul)...

Summers’ 2016 debut album, Through Rose Tinted Glass, is a selection of delightful classics including L-O-V-E, Cry Me A River and You Make Me Feel So Young, plus a number of French songs, which the singer is quickly becoming known for. The album brings to life songs of artists such as Julie London, Mel Torme, Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald.

Cathrine's Versatility

  • Vocals & Piano or Vocals & Guitar Duo: Jazz, soul and modern repertoire with a warm, inviting and intimate style.
     
  • Jazz Trio, Quartet, Quintet Swing Bands: Perth’s finest musicians! Versatile style from high-end jazz standards to jazz-cabaret. Cocktail style or over dinner. Diverse repertoire tailored to suit all styles of function.
     
  • Summers Soul 6-Piece Party Band: High energy top 40 classics, current chart toppers as well as a mix of Motown, R&B and soul to get your guests dancing.
     
  • Summer Groove 4-Piece ‘Like A Version’ Band. Groove mix of top 40, soul, jazz n blues.
     
  • Band & DJ Package: Don’t pay for an additional DJ. Enjoy DJ classics at the end of a great night at a fraction of the cost.
     

List of Jazz Shows

  • A Summers’ Night In Paris
     
  • Great Ladies of Jazz Show – this could expand to Orchestra or
    Chamber accompaniment.
     
  • Swing Time With Summers
     
  • Vintage Hollywood Jazz
     
  • Let’s Misbehave! – The Music of Cole Porter Show
     
  • European Cotton Club – Gatsby Swing Show
     
  • Havana Nights – Latin Fever
     

TESTIMONIALS: 

"We are always flooded with great feedback when Cathrine Summers performs and our bookings intake spike. Her voice is graceful and sets a wonderful friendly atmosphere that people can't seem to get enough of. We recommend her highly." - Greer Marns (Proprietor Fig Resturants) 

"Cathrine provided the perfect atmosphere at the annual Kings Park Festival in September 2010. Situated outdoors, Cathrine's lovely voice and captivating personality drifted through the park entertaining the many local and international visitors. We were extremely pleased with Cathrine's professionalism and sensational voice and highly recommend her for any event" - Events Manager (Kings Park Festival, Perth)

"Cathrine came on board with Parisian Rendezvous and had the audience eating out of her hand. With her smooth and sultry Jazz vocals and cheeky lines she was a perfect addition to the vibe of the show, and the ensemble pieces with Jazmine and Moneieur P worked a treat." - Ann Palumbo (Musical Director, Parisian Rendezvous) 

"Charming, entertaining and impeccably presented, Cathrine Summers is an extraordinary performer. Headlining our monthly Jazz Club, Cathrine captivates the audience with her onstage charisma and diverse repertoire. We have received nothing but glowing feedback from club members. She is an absolute delight to work with, personable, professional and wow, what a voice! Being such a versatile performer, we have had the privilege of working with Cathrine on a variety of different events from a Bastille Day dinner, Melbourne Cup Banquet, the annual University Club birthday celebration to our regular Jazz Club events. AS a natural performer with incredible stage presence, we would not hesitate in recommending Cathrine and her band for any special event. She is one talented songstress." - Natacha Evans. Events Manager. The University Club of Western Australia.