Catherine Lambert - Jazz


“Lost in Translation” (Bill Murray, Scarlet Johanssen, Sophia Coppola)


“Peaches” (Hugo Weaving, Jacqueline McKenzie)


Adelaide’s leading lady of Jazz.”


“New 2005 release – Back in the Swing”



Catherine Lambert is a master of crooning the sultry jazz ballad and pouring sweet melody into welcoming souls just beyond the stage, or screen.


She is just at home in delivering robust, dynamic energy and lavishing charisma in her regular live shows and recordings where Catherine captures the audience with her own inimitable stamp.  Musical theatre and comedy are other areas where Catherine shines, including her various acting experiences on stage and international film but Jazz is where she continues to sparkle the brightest.


Catherine Lambert has a wide and varied career in the Australian entertainment industry.  As a teenager she trained in classical ballet, attended the Special Interest Music Centre at Marryatville High School and attended the Elder Conservatorium at Adelaide University where she obtained a Scholarship in clarinet studies while still in high school.


Soon after leaving high school, she performed as leading soprano in the youth opera “The Two Fiddlers” by acclaimed Scottish composer Peter Maxwell - Davies at the 1980 Adelaide Festival of Arts. She played clarinet in the South Australian State Opera Orchestra, and also taught clarinet at Prince Alfred College, St Ignatius College and Scotch College.


Delving deeper into the jazz vocal, she continued performed at many major Arts and Music Festivals throughout Australia in top jazz and blues bands, appearing in many of Australia’s premiere venues, including ‘the Basement’ and Opera House in Sydney. 


Through Jazz, she has been featured on stage in numerous singing and acting roles, with major highlights being a ground-breaking and critically acclaimed performance with the Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) where she performed Ella Fitzgerald classics on stage while ADT Dancers presented choreography designed by Leigh Warren.


Catherine has grown to become is a well known voice and personality in South Australian media having been a regular weekly presenter on Channel Nine’s “Adelaide Today”  with her segment “Entertainment Adelaide” as well as breakfast radio announcer on Adelaide radio station KAFM. 


Throughout Australia, Catherine has continued to perform with some of the country’s (and international touring) Jazz greats including Don Burrows, James Morrison and as support for BB King with Dianne Reeves and the Phillip Morris Super band.


In May of 2001 Catherine sang a full season of Jazz at the very exclusive “New York Bar” at the Park Hyatt, Tokyo where she was discovered by Sophia Coppola (writer/film director) and invited to play the singer/character part in Sophia’s second feature film “Lost in Translation” starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johanssen.  “Lost In Translation” was shot on location in Tokyo in October 2002 and was released to rave reviews all over the globe, picking up three Golden Globes, two BAFTAS and one Academy award.


While her film career has continued to blossom including her 2004 role in the film “Peaches” starring Hugo Weaving and Jacqueline McKenzie, Jazz has continued to be her driving passion.


Most recently completed on Catherine’s busy schedule is her sensational new jazz Album “Back in the Swing”.  The album contains fourteen sparkling songs, including seven written by Catherine and three as performed in the Academy award winning movie “Lost In Translation”.























Jazz – 2005


  • 3 Ladies of Jazz (Lilian Boutte & Trace Canini)
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Al Fresco in the Gardens)
  • Red Cross (Adelaide) Tsunami Appeal
  • Premier of South Australia Tsunami Appeal



Jazz – Credits


  • BB King with the Phillip Morris Superband with Diane Reeves National Australian Tour
  • James Morrison
  • “New York Bar” Tokyo Park Hyatt (spotted by Sophia Coppola for Lost in Translation)
  • Gold Coast International Jazz Festival
  • “The Jazz Gallery” (France)
  • Andrew Firth Quartet (Sydney)
  • Sydney Opera House with Tommy Immanuel
  • “Ned Kelly’s” Hong Kong
  • Shangri-La Resort Panang, Malaysia
  • Ray Aldridge
  • John Awae
  • Natalie Morrison
  • John Morrison
  • Andrew Firth
  • “Jazz As Now” (ABC TV)
  • “The Midday Show”
  • “Good Morning Australia
  • Adelaide Today”
  • “AM Adelaide







Catherine Lambert

Back in the Swing


1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream 2:37

2. Back In The Swing 2:17

3. Hey Baby 4:10

4. Nothing Left To Say 5:40

5. Everything Happens For A Reason 3:51

6. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life 6:36

7. Night And Day 5:39

8. Y’can’t Miss It 2:14

9. You’re The Center Of Me 4:26

10. Lost In Translation 3:40

11. The Thrill Is Gone 5:26

12. Shades Of Grey 2:56

13. Peace, Good Tickle-brain 3:45

14. Scarborough Fair 5:01


Vocals: Catherine Lambert

Piano: Mark Simeon Ferguson

Bass: James Sked

Drums: Ben Riley

Saxophone: Gabriel Chammah

Engineer: Brett Taylor




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