About Charlotte

Charlotte McLean is emerging as one of Australia’s most captivating and original young vocalists. Having completed her Bachelor of Jazz Music in Voice at the renowned Jazz Music Institute, (affiliated with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra), her exemplary skills as an improviser allow her to put a fresh spin on classic jazz repertoire. Possessed of a velvety-smooth voice, she produces her own addictive style, and her original tunes have garnered critical and popular acclaim.

Performing regularly at Jazz Clubs and corporate events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Charlotte is also currently honing her skills as a voice technician for her students, of which she has a solid base. Charlotte has had a passion for writing music and performing from an early age, and was delighted to release her debut album Knocking Bird in July 2014 with acclaimed jazz guitarist Toby Wren.

Charlotte has been singing professionally for ten years, and was the winner of the June Bronhill scholarship for vocal excellence when she was seventeen. She frequently performs with many of Australia’s elite jazz musicians such as James Sherlock, Bruce Woodward, James Sandon, Paul Hudson, David Sanders, Steve Russell, Brendan Clarke, John Hoffman and Toby Wren to name a few.

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

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

Debut CD release July 2014
New York and LA tour (2008)
Studied with internationally acclaimed vocalists, Kristin Berardi, Irene Bartlett, Sharny Russell, Ingrid James and Melissa Forbes

Charlotte is a talented young vocalist with a solid connection to the tradition of jazz singing. She's someone we should be hearing for years to come. ”

— Bruce Woodward (Australian Jazz Guitarist)