Australian jazz vocalist, voice teacher, recording artist & song writer

A captivating live performer, Charlotte Mclean's rapport with both the band and her audience is exceptional. Whether singing her own well-crafted compositions or interpreting the works of greats such as Ellington and Porter, Charlotte pilots every song into her own musical universe with style and finesse.”

— Al Hensley Presenter, Jazz Plus, Noosa FM; Contributor, Rhythms Magazine.

Find Comfort in What Ends

Charlotte Mclean

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Find Comfort in What Ends explores the cycle of life and death as well as the continuous cycle between parent and child. It is about growth and what it means to be human.

from Magnolia, releases June 4, 2020 Written, arranged and produced by Charlotte Mclean

Charlotte Mclean - Vocals / Electric Piano / Backing Vocals Mark Sholtez - Backing Vocals Bruce Woodward - Guitars Luke McIntosh - Bass Aaron Jansz - Drums

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Magnolia

Charlotte Mclean

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Magnolia is a glimpse of the human condition. A glance at all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence. It explores what it is to connect with other humans and navigate personal growth, the spectrum of mental illness, relationships, unconditional love, grief, loss, unity and finally the acceptance of life and death.

Lyrically, the songs delve into the duality of man. The cycle of life and death, love and loss, stability and change, growth and stagnancy, unity and separation, family and isolation, convivence and conflict, parents and children.

Magnolia is Pop meets Jazz. The relationship between harmony and melody mimics the themes. There are repeated riffs and pedals, often with fast moving harmony and improvised sections and vice versa. There is a tension between conflicting elements, whether it be a simple melody contrasting with complex form or complicated harmony contrasting with simple Pop grooves. Often there is stability in the Pop drum grooves while there is tension harmony. There is an improvisational element throughout and form is Jazz/Pop hybrid.

Raw. Honest. Visceral.

Expected release: June 4, 2020

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Nov7

Charlotte Mclean

Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne

Brisbane based vocalist Charlotte Mclean is delighted to return to Paris Cat with Australian jazz guitarist James Sherlock. This time they will be joined by double bassist Tom Lee, and the trio will enchant the audience with tunes from composers such as Ellington and Porter through to Johnny Mandel and Joni Mitchell. Charlotte will also debut her newest original tunes, showcasing her heartfelt vocals and genuine approach to song writing. This is not a show to be missed!

Tickets: $25

Jazz Singer Workshop

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Charlotte Mclean Music Studio, Musgrave Rd, Red Hill

Charlotte Mclean will be hosting another workshops for Jazz Singers. This workshop is for aspiring improvisers through to professional jazz vocalists, and will cover improvisation, harmony and hearing chord progressions, phrasing, charts, leading a band, and stylistic elements of jazz.

Sunday 28th October 2 - 4.30pm $40 per person

This workshop will be held in Red Hill (Address will be confirmed once workshop is booked).

To book, please contact Charlotte:

Ph: 0478 652 534 https://www.charlottemcleanmusic.com/contact

Charlotte Mclean Quartet

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, 101 Edward Street, Brisbane City

Ticket options $15 - General Admission (limited seating availability. First come, best seated) $10 - Concession Admission (for student and senior concession card holders) $38 - Show Plus Tasting Plate (per person; includes seating and tasting plate) $48 - Show Plus Two Course Dinner (per person; includes seating and two course meal)