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Frances Madden – ‘Beautiful World’ Album Launch Tour

Sat 19 Mar

Engaging jazz melodies, harmonies and lyrics.

Frances Madden, one of Australia’s most talented young singer-songwriters and piano players, and her all-star band are here to serenade with her Beautiful World tour, celebrating her second studio album.

Frances Madden’s music is a divine mix of swing, ballads and blues. In addition to her original compositions, the show will feature a selection of unique covers and classics.

Frances plays to full houses at leading jazz venues and festivals around Australia. She has supported touring international artists including Dionne Warwick and Grammy-Award winner Gregory Porter as well as headlining at the acclaimed JZ Club in Shanghai. Her first studio album ‘If This Were a Dream’ went to #5 on the ARIA Jazz Charts in 2014.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


  • Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and unique style. - James Morrison - Jazz Musician
  • Only a vastly talented songwriter produces such works . . . and when she chose to open out, she played jazz piano with authentic brilliance. - Eric Myers - The Australian


Frances Madden Vocals & Piano
Carl Dewhurst Guitar
Brett Hirst Double Bass
Tim Geldens Drums
Ray Cassar Trumpet & Hammond Organ
Karl Laskowski Tenor Saxophone
Jo Fabro Backing Vocals
Borbala Bodonyi Backing Vocals

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We are operating in accordance with NSW Health rules and guidelines for entertainment venues. When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well and prepared to stick to the safety practices of our venues. Face masks, digital check-ins and proof of vaccination are currently mandatory for all visitors. (This also includes everyone working on site.) For detailed information and FAQs, please click here.


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