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Elise Walsh & Bella Groove


Elise has been a performer since the age of 10, starting out at The Young People’s Theatre Newcastle. She was classically trained on the flute from the age of 11 and later studied Jazz Flute and vocals at the Sydney Conservatorium and with the Sydney Jazz Action Society.

Elise also spent time in the USA studying jazz vocals with internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator Jay Clayton.

Elise’s love for jazz stems from early beginnings. Her grandfather was a Jazz band leader in the UK in the 30s and 40s. Elise’s mum played jazz piano and her Aunty played double bass.

As a regular performer in her home base, Canberra, Elise always brings “good cheer” to all performances so that her “wide jazz family are having a good time” (Eric Pozza, Canberra Jazz).

How will your Philanthropy help?

As a full-time musician, composer/songwriter, Philanthropy subscriptions will be very beneficial.
I am in the process of writing new tunes and producing a 2nd album. Since I work best collaborating with other musicians, I choose to have my original music and covers arranged. This can be a costly process.

I also ensure that the top musicians I select to play in my band Bella Groove are payed well. So I am often left out of pocket, especially on tour (e.g. accommodation and travel costs are not usually covered in the fee).

So philanthropy subscriptions will contribute towards ongoing performances, tours and new album production.

How will Philanthropists benefit?

Elise's Subscribers will be rewarded with special gifts and early/discounted access to tickets

I would love to provide my Armchair Philanthropists with some terrific benefits such as; sample pre-release recordings (from upcoming EPs or album), a free CD, half priced tickets for performances at specific “listening”/audience venues, early bird priority to bookings (live performances at specific venues), membership of a subscription email (listing performances, photos, social media/blog and web updates).

All philanthropy benefits are at the discretion of the individual artist.