Elly Hoyt - Elly Hoyt
|Elly Hoyt Vocals
|Matt McMahon Piano
|Tim Firth Drums
|Phil Stack Bass
|James Sherlock Guitar
|John Hoffman Flugelhorn
Elly has sung her way around the country performing at the Melbourne
Women’s International Jazz Festival (VIC), Magnetic Island Jazz Festival
(QLD), Broadbeach Blends of Jazz Festival (QLD), Generations in Jazz
(S.A), Rockhampton Big River Jazz Festival (QLD), Thredbo Jazz Festival
(NSW), Clarence Jazz Festival (TAS), Noosa Jazz Festival (QLD) and the
Devonport Jazz Festival (TAS).
Most notably, Elly has returned from a
trip to China where she performed at the Shanghai World Expo, Australian
Pavilion. Elly has just released a self-titled album which include the
contributions of Phil Stack, Tim Firth, Matt McMahon, James Sherlock and
John Hoffman: “She is a brilliant young musician who is
already singing like someone beyond her years... I feel that Elly has a
very sensitive spirit-an artistic sensitivity that not everyone has.
It’s rare.” The album, Elly Hoyt, is a heavily anticipated sample of the
smooth and freshly inspiring tones of a new and important vocalist of
the Australian jazz scene. However, for Stephen Matchett from The
Australian, “she sounds as if she belongs in a jazz bar in Manhattan”.