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High Tea With the Dames & Divas – Jazz Blues & Soul


Sun 2 Jun 2019, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 16 Jun 2019, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Speakeasy HQ, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Senior Serenade - 55+: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Combining Melbourne's two great loves—music and food—indulge in opulence & glamour from a bygone era at Australia’s only vaudeville theatre, with High Tea & Live Jazz.

A journey of reminiscing & romance, mixed with some swing jazz & soul blues. Presented by the dynamic & stylish musicians of Black Pearl featuring accomplished entertainer Christine Manetta whose sultry, powerhouse vocals combined with her sassy stage presence will capture and charm the audience, taking them through a wide-ranging & soulful experience; delivering songs from Billie Holiday & Ella Fitzgerald, through to Peggy Lee, Etta James & Aretha Franklin.

A cocktail of cool blues, hot soul and a lavish slice of smooth & swing jazz.

"Tight groove." - Musical Director, Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2015

Formed in 2013, Christine Manetta & Black Pearl have performed at various venues & festivals around Melbourne & Regional Victoria including: Apollo Theatre – Speakeasy HQ, Albury Entertainment Centre, The Engine Room-Bendigo, Open Studio, Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Luxor Lounge, Farouk's Olive, Docklands Blues Festival, Castlemaine Jazz Festival, Australian Jazz Convention, Grampians Jazz Festival, Inverloch Jazz Festival, Halls Gap Jazz & Blues Festival, Port Fairy Jazz Festival.

Vocals - Christine Manetta
Guitar - Dusan Dosen
Drums & Percussion - Bruce Maddigan
Piano - Ian Noble
Bass - Anthony Fulvio Corsetti