Local Blue Mountains singer Jennifer Knight is well known for her Jenny Knight Jazz Trio. The trio performed in various restaurants in the Blue Mountains including Triselies, Secret Creek Restaurant and Razz Restaurant as well as regular gigs at Hotel Gearin (Jack’s Joint) when under the Management of Jack Thompson. Jennifer has performed in different bands and genres from Folk/Blues at the Blue Mountains Blues & Roots Festival, Big Band vocalist at Manly Jazz Festival, The Fairmount and The Waldorf to singing a jazz fusion with a flamenco group at Paddington Town Hall and Bathurst Inland Sea of Sound Festival. Jennifer’s varied career includes singing her own original piece in a support act for Jenny Morris and various gigs in the seventies revival band ‘Boogie Nights’. Recently Jennifer has performed as the vocalist for the 18 Piece Swing West Big Band performing immortal songs of Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Julie London and Ella Fitzgerald. She is currently performing with bands led by Sydney based musician, composer, producer Greg Englert including Historic Lochiel House at Kurrajong. Jennifer has a unique vocal style and is thoroughly at home singing in many genres ranging from Country, Rock, Blues through to Swing and 1920’s Jazz. She is currently completing the recording of a major jazz album to be released soon.
Joining Jenny is Greg Englert with over 40 years professional experience in the Sydney music scene. Multi-award winning and multi-number 1 on-line chart rock, pop, latin and jazz composer, arranger, musician and producer. 3 tours of the US and Canada including performances in Chicago (The Green Mill), New York (Birdland), California, Hollywood, Washington DC. One of a handful of trumpet players invited to New York to play Louis Armstrong’s trumpets. 2 performances with Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks in New York City. As a session musician, Greg has worked on countless albums for artists both in Australia and overseas as well as musical performances and/or recordings with members of – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, The Brian Wilson Band, The Beach Boys Band, Joe Jackson Band, X Factor (USA) Band and the Stevie Wonder Band.
Join Jennifer Knight and Greg Englert for their Hotel Blue debut, alongside Jon West and Neil Sagewood, this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as it’s first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, family-friendly, free event. Live music @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.