By Mick Jensen
Smooth jazz sounds and the voice of young local singer Zoe Scott will feature at an intimate gig at the Lodge Theatre, Geraldine on November 11.
The 17-year-old high school student will sing jazz classics alongside the well-respected musical quintet known as Lyttelton Transit Lounge.
The jazz gig is a fundraiser for the Geraldine Academy of Performance & Arts and is part of the entertainment programme at this year’s Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival.
Zoe Scott has played a couple of gigs previously with Lyttelton Transit Lounge and said she was immensely impressed with their musicianship.
“I met Scott Percy when he was sorting out the sound equipment for another gig I was doing in Lyttelton and one thing led to another and I was invited to sing with the band.”
Zoe said she “loved jazz” and also contemporary pop.
Her current singing favourite was Lady Gaga.
Zoe has been singing on stage since the age of seven and has been to Australian country music capital Tamworth four times and won awards at the Gold Guitars.
She will take a year off when she finishes high school later this year in order to decide whether to study music at Victoria University or to pursue her dream of a full time music career.
Zoe sings alongside Geraldine musicians Alan Hood and Harry Finlayson-Hood and Ashburton drummer Rob Zipfel in the band Zhar and enjoys regular gigs at venue’s such as Methven’s Blue Pub.
She was the recent recipient of a music scholarship valued at $500 given by the combined masonic lodges in Mid and South Canterbury.