Allira Wilson & Freddie Grigson

Allira Wilson & Freddie Grigson play Rustico at Hay Shed Hill, 3.00pm, Sunday 2 June. Bookings here

Allira Wilson is one of Australia's most exciting young talents. Her vocal sensibilities have been met with high acclaim and reverence; 'A flawless interpreter, she pays due respect to the tradition within her explorations'. She combines jazz harmony with a contemporary edge and a soulful dynamic. Endowed with a powerful voice, her innovative twists and youthful approach revitalize not only the music, but creates a distinctive and fresh sound.

Her debut album 'Rise and Fall' won the Australian Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014.

Freddie Grigson has been at the forefront of Australia's ever-evolving jazz scene for the past 35 years. His artistic virtuosity and authentic interpretation of the Jazz language has earned him a reputation as one of the country's most in-demand guitarists.

Beginning his musical career in Melbourne, Freddie moved to Perth in the early 1980's where he continues to perform, teach, record and develop his skills and unique sound. Armed with an extensive and increasing number of original compositions along with the ability to continually reinvent the standard jazz repertoire, Freddie delivers a harmonic sensitivity, together with an instinctive melodic flair.

He is an experienced and sought-after sideman, working alongside legendary artists such as Sammy Davis, Jr and Shirley Bassey. He is also a headliner in his own right and has shared the stage with jazz giants, including Joe Pass and John Scofield.

Freddie has released two albums, Bluezone in 1997 and Past and Present, released in early 2012.