About

 

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Harriett Allcroft is an Australian vocalist and composer, known for her mesmerising yet light-hearted style. Leading the Harriett Allcroft Quintet, Harriett performs original contemporary jazz with trademark playfulness and whimsy.

Originally from Adelaide, Harriett relocated to Melbourne in 2014, where she has quickly ensconced herself in the thriving local jazz scene – in addition to leading her own groups, she has been a feature performer with the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra and Andrew Murray’s ATM15.

Harriett recently released her debut album Archie, as part of the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival. Archie features Melbourne stalwarts James Bowers on piano, Tamara Murphy on bass, Kieran Rafferty on drums and Shaun Rammers on saxophone and features original compositions inspired by heartache, friendship and a motivation to make things better.

Harriett is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music, and also studied at the California Jazz Conservatory with renowned performers Theo Bleckmann and Laurie Antonioli; in 2016 she was a finalist in the prestigious James Morrison Vocal Scholarship. In 2019, Harriett was shortlisted for the inaugural Tomorrow Is My Turn Scholarship, supported by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Harriett has been featured in Frankie Magazine, and in 2016 she was a finalist in the prestigious James Morrison Vocal Scholarship. Harriett has appeared at both the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2019) and the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival (2018) and esteemed venues such as Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, the Jazzlab, Lido Jazz Room and Uptown Jazz Cafe.

 

“(She possesses a) whimsical tone, like Chet
Baker” – Kate Cebrano

“Harriet Allcroft captivates audiences with her effervescent stage presence and dynamic vocal style” – Jade MacRae

“Allcroft… astonishes with soulful intelligence”
– DBArts

 

 

A regular performer around Melbourne, Harriett also does session recordings and works as a backing vocalist and high school music educator. Harriett teaches voice at various schools and also privately from home. Please get in touch with any questions via the Contact link.