It's a rare thing that one group can do a mix of Latin, Jump Jive, Swing, old style Rhythm and Blues and even Funky jazz bordering on Soul, but THE CONNIE LANSBERG QUARTET, a well known band in the Melbourne scene, does it all with style and class.
CONNIE LANSBERG is a singer/songwriter who performs original adult contemporary with brilliant jazz stylings. Reminiscent of Blossom Dearie and June Christy, but with the modern edge of "Sade" and "Sting", Connie Lansberg is not just a singer with a lovely voice. She is a vocal interpreter of the wonderful stories told by the American Song Book and beyond. She uses her voice in such a way as to reveal and tease out even the most subtle of nuances that define these beautiful songs. Connie Lansberg sings with an unselfconscious joy that is truly infectious and enfolds the listener within the melody so that each performance is a shared experience that leaves no one out. Connie learned jazz the old fashioned way. She listened to all the greats, learned the words and melodies then did it her way. “When you have wonderful words and great melodies there is nothing else to do but sing the song.”
It's a rare thing that one group can do a mix of Latin, Jump Jive, Swing, old style Rhythm and Blues and even Funky jazz bordering on Soul, but THE CONNIE LANSBERG QUARTET, well resected in the Melbourne scene, is known for it's wonderful mix of all these styles. The line up of Tom Hanssen,piano, Howard Cairns, double bass Peter Hodges, drums and Connie Lansberg, vocalist and band leader make up The Cpnnie Lansberg Quartet. This is not a wedding band. This is a band of jazz artists who love to play at weddings.