Songs of Spring

Artist: Simone Craddock & Adrian Galante
Category: Jazz and Stage


27 September 2021


2:00pm - 3:00pm


1 hour


York Town Hall (Main Hall)



Spring is here! The days are longer, the weather warmer, and all around us, the earth is teeming with new life. Wildflowers burst into bloom and birds burst into song!

Animals emerge from their Wintery dens and as the storms subside, comes the rainbow, a promise in the sky of brighter times ahead…
Is there any wonder this magical season has inspired so many beautiful Jazz standards?

Perth’s multi-award winning duo bring their unique brand of storytelling and musical sophistication to a new repertoire, drawn from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Newly, The Beatles, Michael le Grand and Sarah Vaughan.

Performing uplifting standards from both the Great American and Great British Songbooks, Simone Craddock & Adrian Galante celebrate new beginnings and inspire new possibilities…

Songs of Spring reflects the hope of the season, bringing a spring to your step, beauty to your mind, and joy to your heart!

Simone’s dual career in music and theatre has taken her across Asia, Europe and The States. The WA born Singer & Actress was based in London for 20 years, performing with her Jazz band in Europe’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament and Australia House. She has a presence born of leading roles on the West End stage & International tours of Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dirty Dancing and Hello Dolly!

Having played the Edinburgh Fringe & London Jazz Festival, Simone made her Perth Fringe World debut, winning the 2020 Music & Musicals Award for her self-penned hit, ‘Nina, Love Simone’. The first of many award-winning collaborations with multi-instrumentalist, Adrian Galante.

A prodigious talent, Adrian is one of Australia’s most in demand jazz clarinetists and pianists. A graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing arts, Adrian was awarded the Channel 7 Jazz Award for highest marked graduating student and best Honours graduation recital. Adrian has toured extensively in concert halls and festivals throughout Australia, Asia and Europe, winning accolades from peers, audiences and critics alike.

Together, this multi-award-winning duo are a mesmerising tour de force.


Acknowledgement of Country

The York Festival acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we gather, the Ballardong Noongar people, and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and we extend that respect to other First Australians today.

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