Allana Goldsmith is a jazz singer in the classic vein of singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, backed by Jo Shum on bass and Marc Baynes on keyboards.
Allana Goldsmith has been singing as a part of the Auckland jazz scene for 10yrs. She came up through the ranks playing with and being mentored by some of the senior jazz greats of New Zealand, who were, according to Goldsmith 'highly instrumental in furthering [her] jazz education'.
Allana is New Zealand Maori/European. Her iwi are Ngati Porou and Ngai Tai. She was born in Ruatoria, East Cape, and moved to Auckland when she was 6yrs old.
Allana Goldsmith is a rare gem. The kind of artist one hears for the first time and is immediately captivated by. To skilfully blend Te Reo, her native language, with modern pop/ jazz standards, plus creating her own original songs, is a path less travelled and not for the faint hearted.
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