'...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.