Monique DiMattina

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Biography

Recently returned to Melbourne after years in NYC, Monique has released 4 albums on Head/Jazzhead since 2009, to critical acclaim. Her latest, ‘Nola’s Ark’, was recorded in New Orleans at the famed Piety Studios with an all-star line-up of musicians from the bands of Harry Connick Jnr and Dr John. ‘Nola’s Ark’ features songs written on Monique’s popular 'Shaken Not Rehearsed' radio segment on 3RRR and ABC 774, penned and performed, within an hour according to listener requests - a party trick often pulled at live shows..

Monique is a Fulbright Scholar and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She performs regularly with Clare Bowditch, The Melbourne Tango Quintet and Doug de Vries, and has been featured recently at the Melbourne International, Stonnington and Wangaratta Jazz Festivals, Adelaide Fringe and Ubud Writer’s Festivals.

"Dynamic and utterly divine, Miss Monique has an extraordinary musical gift" Sydney Livewire, Jan 2014

"Jazz smarts sculpt elegant pop" ABC Limelight

“Cherishing each not she plays and the spaces between them” Doug Spencer, ABC RN

“Sophisticated and playful” Dave Graney

“A mature artist who has assimilated the tradition into her unique and singular identity” Aus Music Forum

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