The Local Taphouse is proud to announce that resident Thursday night jazz quartet front-woman Jess Beck has been nominated "Female Artist of The Year" in the 2012 Deadly Awards!
The purpose of the Deadly Awards is to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to their community and to Australian society.
Originally hailing from the beautiful redgum country of Mingbool (near Mt Gambier in South Australia), Jess took a detour with acting before finding her way back to her first love - music.
In 2007 she formed a Jazz Quartet with Curtis Argent (double bass), Curtis' identical twin Jeffrey Argent (drums) and their friend James McKendry (guitar). Although the group allowed her to develop her performance chops singing standards by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Jess still yearned to express her own musical identity.
With 2012 having been brought in with style at The Dreaming (Woodford Folk Festival 2011/2012), Jess is keen to perform at as many gigs and festivals as possible before recording her debut album later in the year. Although juggling music with her day job as a project coordinator at the Sydney Opera House has its challenges, there are certain things that Jess Beck feels are necessary to sing to the world. “Don’t be walked over by anyone and stand up for yourself and others”.
We are dead proud to have Jess Beck and her Quartet hold their fortnightly Thursday residency and we wish Jess all the best with her nomination, so we are asking all of our loyal followers to become her loyal followers and vote for her by following this link. http://www.vibe.com.au/vote-deadlys-2012.php
Jess Beck Quartet is appearing
Thursday 23rd August - 8pm
Thursday 6th September - 8pm
The Local Taphouse
122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst