27th September, Colombo: Sri Lankan-born, Australian performer, vocal educator, choral conductor and arranger Chairmaine Jones will be accompanied by fellow live performer, accompanist and music educator Alex Wignall as they captivate audiences at The Kingsbury on 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th October. The Duo will perform from 7pm at the Kings Bar.
Charmaine Jones is admired for her improvisational concepts and has collaborated with international performers including Michael Buble, Leo Sayer, Mama Kin, Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky, to list a few. She has spent 12 years as a Jazz Vocal lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide University and is the founder/director of the acclaimed gospel-esque choral experience the ‘Gospo Collective’. In addition, she is part of the panel of 100 judges in the Australian Channel 7 Television show, ‘All Together Now’ with Ronan Keating, and hosted by Julia Zemiro. She has headlined for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in ‘ASO Does Disco’ and more recently backing a host of Australian icons led by John Foreman including Hugh Sheridan and Rob Mills with ‘George Michael: Listen to your Heart’. Charmaine’s reputation of ‘Adelaide’s Vocal Darling’ keeps reinstating, as she displays time and time again her versatility in her repertoire, range and timbre
Alex Wignall is an accomplished live performer, session musician, arranger, accompanist, and music educator. He too studied music at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, specializing in Jazz piano. Afterwards he relocated to the USA to complete his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at the Jacobs School of Music. Since then, Alex has toured the US and Europe in various ensembles and styles. After recording numerous albums as a sideman, Alex launched his first album ‘Solitude’ in late 2017, and followed it with his second album ‘Waiting for August’ in early 2018. Alex currently works with Logie award winning Australian performer Hugh Sheridan in his project ‘California Crooners Club’ and has previously worked with the likes of Darmon Meader from New York Voices as well as Jamey Abersold and Johnny Manuel from America’s Got Talent.
The Kingsbury Hotel is located in the heart of Colombo featuring stunning views of Sri Lanka’s iconic Galleface Green. The hotel boasts a collection of varied cuisine from its outlets – The Kings, Yue Chuan, Harbour Court, Honey Beach Club, The Gourmet Station, The Grill and The Ocean. Since its inception, The Kingsbury has consistently catered to the diverse needs of customers. As the newest offering, the award winning Singaporean dining and entertainment brand CÉ LA VI takes entertainment and nightlife to a new pinnacle. The Kingsbury has earned global accolades including Regional Winner Luxury Business Hotel in South Asia and Best Luxury Business Hotel in Sri Lanka.