April Phillips

April Phillips has been described as having a "voice of honey". She has sung at jazz festivals, in stage shows and on screen. She has released two recordings and donated the proceeds of her debut album to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raised over $10,500 for the childrens charity.

April Phillips is a jazz and blues singer who will add a touch of class and elegance to your event. Singing to professional quality backing tracks, her sultry voice is perfect as an opening act, a concert style performance or background music during your event. For weddings, April can perform your special song as you walk down the aisle, sign the register and leave your wedding venue. She can suggest some romantic wedding songs, or can learn those special songs that will make your wedding day all the more memorable. April has performed at jazz festivals, on screen and on stage. Her Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra tribute) show was an award winner.

Unforgettable - Nelson Jazz Fest Review 2008 "April Phillips, has a voice of honey. Her excellent phrasing in The Very Thought of You brought meaning to the lyrics."

Unforgettable - Tauranga Jazz Festival Review 2008 "Vocalist April Phillips was equally outstanding; understated, with a strong modulated-voice and, like Teka, a powerful ability to bestow meaning on Coles especially poignant lyrics of love; her cover of ‘Nature Boy was the best live version I have ever heard. Phillips version of ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams was also breath-taking when accompanied by Andrew Londons acoustic guitar, Olsens echoic sax, and Norman Meehams beautiful, expressive keyboards. "

The Make-A-Wish Jazz Album Reviewed by: Simon Sweetman, Dominion Post Friday 1 April 2005 "All proceeds from April are being donated to the Make A Wish foundation (“granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy”, as it is explained in the liner notes). And certainly that is to be admired. And it is reason enough, I believe, to support this artistic endeavour. But, April is also a lovely album, because April Phillips can really sing. And her voice is put to perfect use across a mix of jazz and pop standards, from Old Devil Moon and It Had To Be You to Someone to Watch Over Me and The Man I Love. Backed by the best local jazz musicians (Norman Meehan, piano/keyboards; Johnny Lippiett, saxophone; Lance Philip, drums) Aprils voice dominates the rich layered tunes. And Norman Meehans sympathetic, gentle arrangements perfectly account for this. Fans of vocal jazz will be impressed with this local talent – and what a novel way to support a wonderful cause.

Sounds Like: Diana Krall; Ella Fitzgerald; Julie London

Record Label: GODIVA Productions Ltd


  • Sample set list
  • At Last
  • Bad Habits
  • I Cant Give You Anything But Love
  • I Got You Under My Skin
  • All The Way
  • Ipanema
  • Nature Boy
  • God Bless The Child
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Baby Baby All The Time
  • Route 66
  • It Had To Be You
  • Witchcraft
  • Cry Me A River
  • Summertime
  • Anything Goes
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Secret Love
  • Something Stupid
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • All of Me
  • Georgia
  • L.O.V.E
  • On The Street Where You Live

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