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Briana Jazz

With a background in jazz, Briana performs a stunning groove & jazz laid back set of music, perfect for easy listening, chilled functions. A versatile performer and musician, she is also an energetic and spontaneous performer who brings the room to life with her interpretation of the pop/rock/funk tunes that we all love to dance to..
Australian-bred Briana is an intriguing artist who moulds herself to a wide variety of contexts and genres. With a thirst for diversity, Briana has a background in Jazz, Pop and Latin, but has found herself performing in a wide variety of genres including Dance, Disco, Country and Rock. Studying in Sydney, New York and Canada with some world class teachers and mentors (Becca Stevens, Gretchen Parlato, Dave Douglas, Guillermo Klein, Aaron Goldberg, Kurt Elling), Briana also has a unique flair for composing both beautiful and catchy original music. She has released two internationally distributed albums of original compositions both recorded in New York. Her debut album was nominated for best vocal jazz album in the 2012 Australian Bell Awards and features internationally renowned jazz musicians Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hutchinson and Reuben Rogers.

Briana has performed on the international stage at jazz festivals such as the 2013 Chilpo International Jazz Festival (South Korea 2013), The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (AUS 2014) and the Hemnes Jazz Festival (Norway 2015). She has also performed at arts festivals such as Sydney VIVID Festival (AUS 2014) and Urbanscapes (KL 2013). She has toured South East Asia, (Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh and Singapore), Europe (Norway, Vienna, Slovakia, Poland) and Australia, performing at smaller music clubs along with larger venues.

Briana graduated from the Australian Institute of Music (BMUS) in 2008 and was awarded an ‘Artstart’ grant by the Australia Council of the Arts in 2010 to establish her music career. In 2012, Briana again received a ‘Skills and Development’ grant from the Australia Council of the arts to work closely with New York musicians to compose her second album. Briana was a finalist in the 2012 National Jazz Awards for Voice and was selected as one of six vocalists from around the world to attend the 2012 Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop in Canada (directed by internationally acclaimed trumpeter Dave Douglas (USA)). A co-founder of a new international multimedia arts collaboration called ‘The Wires Project’, Briana worked side by side with Sydney pianist Gavin Ahearn, bassist Jonathan Zwartz and drummer Nic Cecire on a two week tour of Asia, June 2013, performing at jazz clubs and schools in Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh and Singapore.

Briana performs a beautiful jazz and groove set with a varied line up (from duo to quartet, depending on the venue and client requirements). Briana also has a unique flair for interpreting and performing the great pop/funk/dance covers, which she performs with her party band (trio/quartet/quintet/Sextet).

With a hunger to create new art, travel to unseen places and achieve her very ambitious goals, the sky seems to be the limit for where Briana’s creativity can take her. With two self released albums now being distributed in Australia and Japan, Briana’s musical endeavors have vastly expanded on an International front over the past few years and she continues to develop and blossom as an intriguing performer, singer and composer.

Act Information

Line-up

Line-up varies on gig and repertoire.

- Duo Vox Piano
- Duo Vox Guitar
- Trio Vox, piano/guitar, bass
- Trio Vox, guitar/bass, Drums/percussion
- Trio vox, guitar/piano, trumpet/sax
- Quartet any combination
- Quintet any combination
- Sextet any combination

Also included

AER vocal/guitar amp with 2 inputs.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.

Previous Clients

MYER (SYD - AUS)
Tiffany and Co (MELB/SYD - AUS)
The Royal Easter Show (Sydney - AUS)
The Australian Institute of Music (Sydney - AUS)
Hammer Hall Arts Centre (Melb - AUS)

Testimonials

Briana has a young woman’s voice; high, bright, clean. It’s an attractive instrument, and she uses it accurately and judiciously, delivering her lyrics persuasively. Of course, her work is superbly enhanced by the musicians surrounding her.”
Adrian Jackson, Rhythms 2011

“Her songs routinely thwart expectations of where they might go next … Briana's lighter-than-air voice drifts and floats, even as it tackles her songs’ harmonic twists.”
John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald 2011

"Her originals are advanced in structure and harmonic content but Briana's potent expression gives the songs an accessibility,partly because they recount experiences of everyday life and partly because of her clarity, pitch and phrasing."John Mcbeath, The Australian 2011

"When fiction comes to life" is an apt expression, for this music has evolved from Bri's ideas into something real in the moment it was being made. And when Bri delivers her versions of well known songs these too have her own stamp. Once again Bri's treatments are not radical but perhaps more impressively they are intensely personal. And that to me is one of the great joys of being around jazz and improvising music - to hear something or find something which unfolds naturally in its own way on its own terms." - Matt McMahon, East Side Radio 2011.

'With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor to painters Rothko and Picasso, Briana's new sound is bound to be a heady brew." Sydney Morning Herald, 2012.

Highlights

Performed the National Anthem at the NSW Royal Easter Show.
Performed for a crowd or 5000 people at the 2013 Chilpo International Jazz Festival.
Released 2 albums of original compositions, both recorded in New York and released in AUS and Japan.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Jazz & Latin
After You've Gone
Alfie
All The Things You Are
All Of Me
Almost Like Being In Love
Angel Eyes
Au Privave
Autumn Leaves
Azure
Basin St Blues
Butterfly
Blue Skies
Bewitched
A Day In The Life Of A Fool
The Boy From Ipanema
But Beautiful
Body And Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Chega De Saudade
Corcovado
Crystal Silence
Darn That Dream
Desafinado
Dindi
Dolphin Dance
Feel Like Making Love
Freddie The Freeloader
Fly Me To The Moon
Four
Here's That Rainy Day
Hit The Road Jack
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
I Thought About You
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm Old Fashioned
Invitation
Isn't It Romantic
If I Were A Bell
If You Never Come To
It Could Happen To You
Just In Time
Just Friends
Just The Two Of Us
Like Someone In Love
Lover Man
The Midnight Sun
Moondance
Moon And Sand
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Nature Boy
Never Said (Chan's Song)
Prelude To A Kiss
Reflections
Skylark
Summertime
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Solitude
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Stairway To The Stars
Stella By Starlight
Take The A Train
That Old Feeling
Triste
Wave
Whats Going On
What What Happens
You Must Believe In Spring
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Young And Foolish
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Pop | Dance | Rock | Funk | Soul | R&B
The BeatlesCan't Buy Me Love
Blackbird
God Only Knows
Here Comes The Sun
Something
Hey Jude
Fool On The Hill
We Can Work It Out
Norah JonesDon't Know Why
Seven Years
Turn Me On
Joni MitchellBoth Sides Now
Big Yellow Taxi
River
Edith And The Kingpin
Sting And The Police Bring On The Night
Eva CassidySongbird
Autumn Leaves
John MayerYour Body Is A Wonderland
Ben HarperSteal My Kisses
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl
Eric ClaptonChange The World
Jeff BuckleyHallelujah
Smokey RobinsonCruisin
Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road
Paul SimonLate In The Evening
Tracey ChapmanGive Me One Reason
Ray CharlesHit The Road Jack
Hallelujah I Love Him So
Luther VandrossNever Too Much
Bob MarleyStir It Up
Could You Be Loved
Is This Love
Wilson PicketMustang Sally
Maroon 5Sunday Morning
This Love
George BensonOn Broadway
Turn Your Love Around
JamiroquaiLove Fool
Little L
Cosmic Girl
Michael JacksonBlame It On A Boogie
Rock With You
The Way You Make Me Feel
I Want You Back
Knarles BarkleyCrazy
Chaka KhanAny Old Sunday
Ain't Nobody
Shining Star
EstelleAmerican Boy
Don't Call Me Baby
SiaClap Your Hands
Sam SparroBlack And Gold
Gwen StefaniHella Good
Beyonce- Crazy In Love Girl
Jill ScottThe Way
Jimi HendrixThe Wind Cries Mary A
Amy WinehouseValerie
Stevie WonderIsn't She Lovely
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
I Wish
All I Do
As
Golden Lady
Signed Sealed Delivered
Master Blaster
Vance JoyRiptide
John Paul Young Love Is In The Air
Doris DayPerhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Doobie BrothersLong Train Running
Billy ThorpeMost People I Know
Av. White BandPlay That Funky Music
Tina TurnerProud Mary
U2With Or Without You
Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin Love
Herbie HancockButterfly
IncognitoStill A Friend Of Mine
Sister Moon Sting
D'angeloBrown Sugar
Can't Hide Love
Earth Wind And FireSeptember
You And I
Marvin GayeSexual Healing
What Going On
Erykah BaduCertainly
Jon ClearySometimes I Wonder
When You Get Back
Jill ScottThe Way
Long Walk
Aretha FranklinRock Steady
Baby I Love You
Rescue Me
Bill WithersJust The Two Of Us
Yellow JacketsRevelation
Al GreenLets Stay Together
Lionel RichieAll Night Long
Bill WithersAint No Sunshine
Alecia KeysIf I Ain't Got You
Original Music
Vertigo
Fjord
Shades
Paper Mache City
Once I Had A Dear Old Friend
Little Black Dove
Owls Perched In The Night
A Vision Of You
Vinces Call
Manhattan Bound
Sleep Walkers
Two Beatles
Another Half To Make Me Whole
It Could Be So Special
When Fiction Comes To Life
Four Views Of A Secret

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)