|Places + Spaces present Kristin Berardi & James Sherlock |
for Cockatoo Calling on Cockatoo Island
PERFORMANCE Saturday 20th November, 2010
2010 performances are now complete. Thanks so much to our artists and audiences and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for making them such a success. If you would like to be kept in the loop for future performances please do join our mailing list.
Becoming known the warmth and honesty of voice and style, she has won the Freedman Fellowship and the Montreaux vocal award. Kristin is definitely worth checking out, it is a joy to hear her sing. She will perform with James Sherlock.
"”It’s not everyday you hear a vocalist with a warm beautiful tone, extensive jazz vocabulary and pop appeal and magical stage presence. Well...Kristin Berardi has all these elements and so much more. She takes you on a musical journey with every syllable and note. She’s a joy to watch and hear.”
Chris Walker, Bass Player and MD for Al Jarreau & Cassandra Wilson
Kristin is accompanied by award winning guitarist James Sherlock is a graduate of the QLD Conservatorium and currently tutors jazz guitar within their Jazz Department and at the Queensland University of Technology. He was recipient of the Ike Isaacs International Guitar Award in 1997 and featured on ABC TV Jazz Series “The Pulse”. Sherlock's sound has warmth and bite (reminiscent of John McLaughlin circa Extrapolation) He uses it to produce tense, twisting solos, sometimes churning, sometimes chiming accompaniment.
“Upon first hearing Kristin Berardi's voice i was instantly transfixed with her beautiful natural tone, incredible sense of pitch and great feel and groove. On stage, her luminous personality shines through and endears her to her audience easily. Also a gifted composer and instrumentalist, Kristin is a true musician in every sense of the word and for that reason I believe she is one of our finest singers and is destined for great things.” Katie Noonan, vocalist ‘George‘
"Kristin Berardi is a very special musician whose voice has a quality of exquisite beauty. This seems to come from deep with the sound of her voice, from the soul if you like. When she sings there is no hint of the all too common 'cultivated' sound, but things which embody the best qualities in a musician, the most important apart from the most musical one, being honesty and integrity."
Tony Gould, Australian Pianist
Kristin Berardi - Vocal/Compositions
James Sherlock - Guitarist
Visit Kristin's site http://www.kristinberardi.com/ to hear more
Other concerts in the series include
The Java Quartet with guest artist Bobby Singh on tabla
Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock
My Goodness McGuiness
Where: Cockatoo Island, behind the ferry wharf on the grass area in front of the camp site, known as Memorial Park. This is to the right as you alight from the ferry.
When: From 5 to 7pm on each Saturday from 13 November through to 4th December.
Transport: Ferry or water taxi. We have timed the performances so you can catch the last ferry back to Circular Quay, or of course you can stay overnight on the camp site. Visit camp ground information
Catering: The kiosk is open which supplies alcohol and other drinks. There is food, but the menu is slightly reduced after 5pm
Of course, you can always bring a picnic hamper. NB ALCOHOL CANNOT BE BOUGHT ONTO THE ISLAND
Family Friendly: the performances will take place outdoors, so stake out your own space on the grass.
Weather: If it is rainy we will perform at an indoor venue. Information will be available at the Muster Station Visitor Centre.
Easy access - Check the latest ferry timetable.
Ferries depart from Circular Quay on the Parramatta River and Balmain/Woolwich services
For more information on Cockatoo island visit
Water taxis also available