Release date: 22 November 2021
Imprint: Wagtail Books
Size: 21.0 x 29.7cm
This is the second release by songwriter Leigh Carriage, ten songs from her award winning album Weave, set to rich and beautiful piano accompaniments. An important addition to the anthology of Jazz vocal compositions by Australian composers, this book of songs also includes detailed transcriptions of some of Leigh’s stunning vocal improvisations.
In addition to the elegant piano arrangements, the scores feature Heidi Minchin’s beautiful album artwork on each title page - making the book a unique work of art in itself.
Weave: Complete transcriptions for piano and vocal is ideal for jazz vocalists pursuing new Australian repertoire, secondary and tertiary teachers seeking educational repertoire, or for any musician looking to expand their vocabulary.
Visit leighcarriage.com to listen to Leigh's beautiful songs.
About The Composer
Vocalist and songwriter Leigh Carriage is an exceptional and unique Australian voice. A consummate performer, she weaves intriguing melodies and stories that take the listener on a compelling journey. Leigh has captured the hearts of audiences at festivals including the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival (USA), Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, the Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. Her fourth album, Mandarin Skyline was nominated for a National Australian Jazz Bell Award and her following award-winning album Weave won NCEIA Best Song and Album of the Year awards. Blessed with stunning tone and pitch, Leigh’s nuanced delivery and masterful story telling mesh divinely, weaving stories ancient and new.
‘Australian singer/composer Leigh Carriage’s crystal-clear vocals have a soothing, soulful quality .’ Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, New York.
For over two decades Leigh has been a music educator at Southern Cross University in the Contemporary Music Program, where she coordinates the annual APRA AMCOS Songwriting Workshop Series. Leigh believes strongly in the benefits of education, collaboration, community, the importance of finding your own voice, singing with healthy vocal production and the value of singing for physical and emotional wellbeing. Mandarin Skyline by Leigh Carriage is available through iTunes, CD Baby or directly from leighcarriage.com.au