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Jackie Bornstein: Dear Billie


Wed 21 Nov 2018, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • B Reserve: $25.00
  • Premium Seats: $36.00
  • A Reserve: $32.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Jackie Bornstein

Captivating singer Jackie Bornstein is set to celebrate the music of Billie Holiday with her top band.

Exploring the life work of the great Lady Day, Jackie Bornstein and her top band will perform songs of love, sorrow, joy and protest from Billie Holiday's iconic recordings. Featuring the classic Holiday signature songs 'What a Little Moonlight Can Do' and 'Strange Fruit', Holiday's own compositions including 'Don't Explain' and 'Stormy Blues', plus tunes from Holiday's discography composed by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter. Featuring Jackie Bornstein (voice), Mark Fitzgibbon (piano), Paddy Fitzgerald (bass), James McLean (drums).

Jackie Bornstein is one of Melbourne's most captivating singers and is a regular at Melbourne's top jazz venues. She secured sold-out shows at her 2018 Melbourne Recital Centre debut and at the 2018 and 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Known for her rich tones and ability to get to the heart of a tune, Jackie brings a powerful energy to each performance. Trained classically as a child, Jackie went on to study jazz at the Victorian College of the Arts and completed a UK Masters scholarship on the role of music in resolving a conflict. She performs with a selection of Australia's finest musicians and enchants audiences with her emotive delivery and beautiful tone.

Doors/A la carte dinner available from 6pm.
Show from 8pm.