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                               Frances Madden



A 'rising star of jazz and blues' . . . and described by ABC Jazz’s Mal Stanley as a talented young vocalist and pianist and ‘one to watch’, Frances is one of the classiest young entertainers and songwriters Australia has produced in recent times.

Frances’ live shows feature her own original tunes – irresistible swing, beautiful ballads and smokey blues – along with her distinctive take on timeless classics.

Frances performs around Australia at leading jazz clubs, festivals and events. Her eight-piece band features some of the country's most talented jazz musicians. Frances has supported leading international artists visiting Australia including the legendary Dionne Warwick and Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter. 


Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence along with a voice and style that are uniquely her own. She is a talented songwriter and when she performs her own swinging tunes and beautiful ballads, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she covers. As James Morrison put it: “Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and unique style”.


Frances’ first studio album If This Were a Dream which includes eight original tracks and five classic covers, debuted at #5 on the ARIA Jazz charts and is available on most digital platforms. She also recently released a live album taken from her shows at The Basement and Foundry616 in Sydney.  

Her recent commitments to charitable organizations have included performances for "Tour de Cure" as well as  "Shine at the Opera House" for Autism Awareness. Frances was recently announced as the Fine Music 102.5 FM Stefan Kruger Scholar for 2017. She is currently working  on her second studio album.  


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