Alliance Française de Melbourne & St Kilda Jazz present:


August 29 – Louise Blackwell & The French Set

Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and band The French Set perform their hit show, A NIGHT IN PARIS.

Louise Blackwell – voice
Mark Ferguson – piano
Julian Ferraretto – violin
John Aue – double bass 
Josh Baldwin – drums

 Recalling her own experience of living in Paris, Louise takes the audience out for a night to the jazz bars of France’s capital in this evocative show. Accompanied by some of Adelaide’s finest musicians including Mark Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums, Louise performs a wonderful selection of twentieth-century French songs by artists such as Fréhel, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour and more.

Venue and ticket info:

Where: Alliance Française, 51 Grey St, St Kilda.
Date: Thursday 29 August at 8pm
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert starts at 8pm
Tickets: Full $25 / AFM members $20. Advanced online bookings recommended as places are limited

Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount. Only one discount ticket per single or concession membership and a maximum of two discounted tickets for a family membership. Membership cards will be checked on the night.


5 star review from Tracey Korsten at GLAM ADELAIDE Feb 21, 2019.

 “Louise Blackwell is one of Adelaide’s treasures. A highly competent and innovative jazz singer, she has spent many years in France, and this Gallic sensibility pervades much of her work.”

 “The playing is as tight as the traffic on Place de la Concorde at rush-hour, and most of the arrangements have a punchiness to them that freshens, whilst remaining true to the original sentiment. The energy is unrelenting.”

 “Blackwell is in top vocal form, her strong stage presence pulling the whole evening together. Each song is introduced, often with a brief translation of some of the main words or themes, but without any hint of a lecture.”

 THE CLOTHESLINE  4.5 star review by Cathy Tune Feb 21, 2019.

 “This is one very classy outfit. The musicians play off each other, their smiling faces and evident enjoyment infecting the audience.”

 “Louise knows her material, and is able to swoop from high energy to mellow tones as required.”

 BROADWAY WORLD review by Petra Schulenburg    Feb 17, 2018

 “…a chanteuse of inimitable style and full of joie de vivre…”

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