Sam Anning & Kristin Berardi – Our Songs, Not Songs

In this show

  • Kristin Berardi and Sam Anning interviewed about the recording
  • How the project came about 
  • Kristin chooses a song and introduces it
  • Sam chooses a song and introduces it
  • Sam explains where the title Our Songs, Not Songs comes from. 

Music played

(all from ‘Our Songs, Not Songs’)

Bamboo Shoots (Sam Anning)

Sweethearts (Sam Anning)

He Was a Loaded Gun (Kristin Berardi)

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Length: 27′:22″ 

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Kristin Berardi

Queensland-based, Kristin is a multi-award winning, in-demand and highly regarded creative vocalist. While recognised worldwide for her jazz singing and songwriting, she also works in other areas, such as contemporary music beyond jazz and in creative music.

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.  

Kristin won the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2006. She has been nominated for an ARIA award, and won the Freedman Fellowship in 2013 and has also won Jazz Bell Awards in multiple years and the National Jazz Award in 2012.

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Sam Anning

Originally from WA, bassist Sam Anning is now based in Melbourne. Like Kristin, Sam is in demand, highly regarded and has garnered multiple awards in recognition of his performing and composing.

Sam has performed and recorded with Australian jazz greats such as Allan Browne, Joe Chindamo, Aaron Choulai, Paul Grabowsky, and Jamie Oehlers. He also formed his second group, the ‘Sam Anning Quartet’ featuring Eugene Ball, Andrea Keller, and, Rajiv Jayaweera.

Internationally, he has performed with many international jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Gilad Hekselman, Greg Osby, and Charlie Haden.

His accolades include the Toyota Scholarship for Jazz (2001), finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship twice, finalist in the 2006 Freedman Fellowship, finalist in the 2007 Melbourne Prize for Music, 3rd place in the 2008 National Jazz Awards, 2008 Bell Award for Young Jazz Musician of the Year, 2009 ARIA Award nomination for ‘Best Jazz Album’, the 2010 Bell Award for Classic Jazz Album of the Year (‘Homage’- Anning, Hannaford, Browne-Jazzhead) and winner of the 2015 National Jazz Award.

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