A photograph of Mama Alto performing in the Melbourne Recital Centre's Salon

Upcoming performances

February 18

Transcendent: Mama Alto at Joe's Pub

One of Australia’s finest cabaret artistes, Mama Alto, makes her solo USA debut at Joe’s Pub.

Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste and gender transcendent diva. Her liquid velvet voice comes to the fore in stunning and beguiling interpretations that turn already rich material inside-out. Traversing smoky torch songs, sumptuous jazz ballads and luscious vocals, Mama’s repertoire holds both familiar melodies and unexpected morsels.With her soaring voice, exquisite sense of musicality and wondrously statuesque stage presence, Mama Alto continues to establish herself as one of Australia’s pre-eminent interpreters of the art of torch singing. Enigmatic, multifaceted and resplendent, her weaving of song and story, triumph and tragedy, poignancy and pathos make for an unforgettable musical experience.


Taylor Mac & Matt Ray's "Bark of Millions"

A rock opera on queerness - a new work from the visionary genius of Taylor Mac and Matt Ray, featuring Mama Alto and an incredible ensemble

February 5-10 BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn - New York, USA


February 23-25 Zellerbach Hall, University of Berkeley - California, USA


Images on this page: Mama Alto performing in the Primrose Potter Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Photography by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea.