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JAN PRESTON’S WONDERFUL WINNIE ATWELL combines an extraordinary Australian archival collection of projected images, unforgettable biographical stories from Winifred Atwell’s life, songs and sparkling boogie piano trio music which will move you from tears to laughter.

Born in the West Indies, Winifred Atwell became known as the Queen of the Ivories and an icon in Australian entertainment history after she emigrated from London, settling in Australia and breaking all box office attendances. She sold millions of records worldwide, had 11 top ten hits (such as The Black and White Rag included in this show), and is fondly remembered for her vibrant honkytonk, boogie/ragtime piano music, sparkling onstage personality and charitable contributions.

Known as Australia’s Queen of Boogie Piano, Jan Preston is a magnetic live performer and astonishing piano player with a rich resonant voice. Winner of five Music Awards, Jan’s songs and mastery of boogie-woogie captivate audiences at festivals and in concerts around the world.

“Jan Preston engaged the audience right from the start with her down to earth delivery, her flashes of distinctive humour and red hot piano playing and singing. There was a real sense of celebration about the performance and I’m sure Winifred Atwell would have approved.”  Canberra Critics Circle

Presented by: Frankston Music Festival and Jan Preston


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