About

 

Kristin Berardi is a creative musician, composer and educator and is passionate about sharing music.   Kristin is one of the first calls in Australia when it comes to Jazz vocals, however she works consistently in the contemporary music field outside jazz and into the experimental field.

She has worked with musicians such as Kenny Werner, Ingrid Jensen, Thomas Morgan, Chris Walker, Jerome Jennings, Dan Weiss, Florian Ross, Dan Tepfer, Jim Pugh, Matthew Halpin, Sam Anning, Andrea Keller, James Muller, James Sherlock, Katie Noonan, Mike Nock, Miro Sprague, Wendy Matthews, Kate Miller-Heidke, Orlando Fleming, Phil Slater, Barney McAll, Julien Wilson, Jamie Oehlers, Hannah Macklin, Carl Morgan, Zac Hurren, Katie Whighton, Emma Dean and many other amazing artists.  

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Her accolades include:

  • performing in the Closing Ceremony of The Commonwealth Games 2018

  • National Tour of JONI:Both Sides Now, including The Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall 2018

  • winning the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2006

  • supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007

  • winning the National Freedman Fellowship (one recipiant for jazz and classical per year. Berardi is the only vocalist to have recieved one for Jazz)

  • winner of National Jazz Award, Voice, 2012

  • winner of National Bell Award for The Best Jazz Vocal album, 2010, 2013, 2016

  • nominated for an ARIA (Australia’s equivalent of The Grammy Award) 2013