Liz Cavanagh

VIC
Liz Cavanagh-1

A Cappella, Voices & Choirs available for hire, based in Victoria

Liz Cavanagh has established herself as one of Australia’s most versatile Indigenous vocalist. Her wide appeal draws on a number of influences ranging from jazz Standards to Australian traditional songs providing a fresh insight into Australian contemporary music culture, fusing traditional & contemporary musical genres.

Liz’s performance and interpretations of Australian Pop tunes not only reflects her ability and style as a Jazz improviser but makes a statement that captures the essences of Australian Jazz music and how it has evolved in this country by crossing boundaries of styles, influences and cultural backgrounds. Liz's passion for music is equaled by her strong belief and commitment to equality and the empowerment of her community.

In 2002 Liz began became the first Australian Indigenous Music Graduate to come out the prestigious Victorian College of the Art School of Music. Since then Liz has performed as the Supporting Act for Renee Geyer & Don Burrows. Performed at major venues such as Melbourne Concert Hall, Telstra Dome, Bennett’s Lane, Dizzy’s Jazz Club. Featured at the Red Ochre Awards, Dreaming Festival, Cairns Walkabout Festival, Alice Springs Desert Festival, Apollo Bay festival, Darebin Festival & St Kilda Festival.

"Cavanagh has a silky smooth well rounded voice.The musos meet corroboree of the soul." Celia Kennedy, The Emerald Hill Times

"Melbourne based Jazz vocalist Liz Cavanagh is fast earning the reputation not only for her vocal ability and imaginative musical journey but the ambience she creates when she steps on stage. "For me the outstanding artists of the evening were Idadi and Liz Cavanagh ……..Cavanagh, perhaps the performer with the truest jazz sensibility, sang tunes by Australian popular artist such as Deborah Conway and Hunters & Collectors, but rather that simply making pop songs sound "jazzy", she re-invented them with rhythmic and harmonic imagination. The highlight of the set of her set and indeed, the evening - was an exquisitely wistful ballad, Reckless" Jessica Nichols, At Home in the Harmony, The Age