One of the new emerging jazz vocalists, Charlotte Mclean captivates an audience with her cheeky smile and endearing stage presence. With a velvety-smooth voice, she interprets many genres of music to produce her own addictive style. In 2010, Charlotte Mclean began collaborating with guitarist Chris Bancroft, double bassist Stuart Clifford, and drummer Gary Eldershaw. The quartet met when studying a Bachelor of Jazz Music at Jazz Music Institute, and continued working together when they discovered a musical kinship.
The Charlotte Mclean quartet and trio perform well known jazz standards with a modern twist. They have performed at many venues around Brisbane, for example The Turnaround Jazz Club where they played a show debuting The Charlotte Mclean Quartet. They also made an appearance at the Valley Jazz festival.
After winning the June Bronhill scholarship for vocal excellence in 2007, Charlotte toured New York and LA with a small vocal group for G’day USA; Australia week, designed to showcase Australia’s best. After returning from America, Charlotte completed her BMus and began regularly performing at functions and events with several bands, as well as writing her own material. She has studied under internationally acclaimed vocalists such as Sharny Russel, Ingrid James and Melissa Forbes.
“Charlotte has a winsome quality that belies a highly musical mind. She delivers a song with heartfelt clarity” (Sharny Russell, internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist)
“…an amazingly talented singer, what a voice!”
(Gordon Hamilton, composer and MD of The Australian Voices)