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The best music of the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s

The Mira Lacey Ensemble features the exquisite alto voice of Mira Lacey, backed by some of Auckland’s finest jazz musicians. Mira’s unique, sophisticated style is reminiscent of jazz divas Julie London and Peggy Lee. Performing her own tasteful arrangements of sultry jazz, blues and bossa-novas, Mira creates the perfect ambience for any concert, wedding, private or corporate function, café, restaurant or bar.

Mira received a Sarah Vaughn Jazzmaster’s Incentive Award for study at Berklee College of Music, and after earning her Bachelor of Music degree with honours in Vocal Performance, she began her career in the Boston area. Over the past thirteen years Mira has performed locally at numerous events, weddings, parties, festivals, corporate functions, bars and restaurants, receiving rave reviews at each and every performance.

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“The performance was outstanding – Mira has a beautiful voice and the choice of music was perfect for the occasion-lovely jazz but all very accessible to young and old, jazz lovers and not. ‘The Mira Lacey Duo’ really made my party very special”. Jenny Clews, December, 2006.

The Mira Lacey Ensemble features some of the best music of the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, including songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Julie London, Blossom Dearie, June Christy, Astrud Gilberto and many other fine jazz vocalists. Songs by contemporary artists Norah Jones and Melody Gardot are also part of Mira’s repertoire.

Mira’s ensemble specializes in providing exceptional jazz for concerts, events, weddings, corporate functions, vineyards, parties, Christmas functions, balls, building openings, conferences and product launches, as well as restaurants and bars. The size of her group is flexible, depending on your needs, from an intimate duo or trio, ideal for restaurants, to a full band of five or six musicians. (Please indicate which size group you would prefer when requesting a quote). We provide a high quality sound system for small to medium size venues.

Previous events (sample): Auckland Heritage Festival (October 2014), Cooper’s Creek Vineyard’s Summer Jazz Series (March 2013-2015), ”Jazz At The Rotunda” (Music In The Parks), (March 2012 & January 2014), Auckland Seafood Festival (January 2011), ”Jazz in the Roses” (Pacific Rose Bowl Festival),(November 2010), VIP Cocktail Evening – Opening Ceremonies for Te Awa Mall (November 2010), ”Opus On Friday” concert series, University of Waikato (April – September 2010), Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival (February 2009 & 2010), ”Flappers and Gangsters” themed party (January 2010), Honda “Jazz” Product Launch (November 2008), Grand Opening Ceremonies for the Ibis Hotel (November 2007).

 

 

 

 

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