Friday 5 March
Award-winning jazz musician Fem Belling will take to the stage with pianist and composer Mina Yu at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Friday 5 March. Fem’s pocket rocket jazz sounds will fuse with Mina’s contemporary style to create a captivating concert.
Fem Belling is an award-winning West End leading lady and has performed in major stage musicals both in Australia and internationally. Winner of five FNB Theatre Awards and a Best Show Olivier Award, she’s also a regular at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, major venues across Melbourne and previous Boroondara Arts programs. Fem has well and truly earned an enviable reputation as a jazz vocalist and violinist in the Melbourne music scene.
Mina Yu has left powerful impressions on other musicians and audiences for her immense musical talent and the creative and contemporary aspects of her music. Heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as James Farm, Daft Punk and Aaron Parks, Mina also incorporates jazz infusions in her music, especially in her 2015 debut album Papa Records. Together, these elements bring about a unique sound to the music scene. Previously, Mina spent seven years living in New York where she also worked as a bandleader, musical director and educator, providing her with a range of experience in different aspects of the music industry, and has graced the stage of Carnegie Hall and other prestigious venues.
This collaboration by two powerful musicians will have audiences on their feet and Hawthorn Arts Centre’s stunning Chandelier Room will provide the perfect surrounds for a spectacular night out.
“Once Fem walks onto the stage you are under her spell.” – The Age
“Belling is a pocket rocket with a versatile vocal palette and a gift for improvisation. If it’s music you want to hear you won’t be disappointed by these lush and limber jazz stylings” – Herald Sun
Hawthorn Arts Centre presents an exciting and varied arts program and is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Explore Hawthorn and discover the area’s culinary delights prior to show time.
Fem Belling and Mina Yu
8pm, Friday 5 March
$30 / $26 concession
Chandelier Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn