About Charlotte

'...an amazingly talented singer, what a voice!' 

- Gordon Hamilton (Composer and MD of The Australian Voices)


Charlotte Mclean is emerging as one of Australia’s most captivating and original vocalists. Possessed of a velvety-smooth voice, she produces her own addictive style and her original tunes have garnered critical and popular acclaim. Charlotte’s exemplary skills as an improviser allow her to put a fresh spin on classic jazz repertoire, and she sings with honesty, strength and a unique combination of contemporary musical influences.  

Charlotte is a two-time graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Jazz Music Institute. Receiving a Bachelor of Music from JMI and graduating in 2021, she went on to study a Graduate Certificate (Majoring in Performance) and a Master of Music (Majoring in Vocal Pedagogy) at the Conservatorium, graduating in 2017 with a Griffith award for academic excellence. She is currently honing her skills as a tertiary lecturer in voice, ear-training, song-writing, ensemble and song & applied dance. She will be presenting her paper “An analysis of tertiary teaching approaches: Modifying curriculum to prepare vocalists for a professional career in Jazz Music” at the ANATS National Conference 2022 in Adelaide.  

Charlotte has had a passion for writing music and performing from an early age and in June 2020 release her second originals album “Magnolia”. She was delighted when announced as a finalist in the prestigious Queensland Music Awards (Jazz Category) for her original music in 2021. In 2023 she will be releasing her third originals album “Spinning wheels and sideshows” and a trio album exploring her favourite Jazz standards.   



Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy), Queensland Conservatorium of Music 

Graduate Certificate in Performance, Queensland Conservatorium of Music 

Bachelor of Jazz (Jazz Music Institute)

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.