THE SOUND OF JAZZ & SOUL DUO
Welcome to the official website of Jazz & Soul Duo. A delicious fusion of Jazz & Soul that’s perfect for any occasion. Wedding, corporate, parties, events - we will spice up your special day. Contact us for any bookings & enquiries.
WHO ARE WE?
Olivia Vasquez is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Musical Theatre. Olivia has been a part of Squabbalogicʼs production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Kiss Me, Kate!, and since graduating, Olivia made her musical theatre debut in the Australian premiere of The Bodyguard playing Monique and understudying principal role, Nicki Marron.
Olivia signed with Working Management and went on to Little Triangle’s production of A Little Cabaret and was also part of the premiere production of Gone Too Soon with Mama Montez Productions, which have travelled the high seas in 2019/2020. Olivia also starred as lead vocalist in Dia de los Muertos Latin show premiering In Papua New Guinea for the Skal Club.
Olivia starred in Joshua Robson Productions sell-out and critically acclaimed season of In The Heights at Hayes Theatre Co, which then made a return season at the Wyong Arts House and another sell out season at the Sydney Opera House reprising her role as Vanessa.
Last year she made her Handa Opera debut as Rosalia in West Side Story on Sydney Harbour and most recently portrayed principle role Anathema in Squabbalogicʼs premier production of Good Omens.
Olivia released her debut single ‘Move Onʼ in April 2020. This is a song that she holds dear to her heart. She wanted to release this soulful track during a time of heartache in this global pandemic in a time where we need hope, faith and something to remind ourselves to stay strong and Move On. It is available on all platforms.
Olivia Vasquez is currently writing her EP in which it will be debuting in 2021.
WHO ARE WE?
Jake is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Music – graduating with a Bachelor of music, majoring in Musical theatre. Whilst at AIM, Jake played leading man Darryl Van Horn in The Witches of Eastwick the musical and Officer Barrel in Urinetown the Musical.
Since graduating, Jake has been a part of Squabbalogic productions such as Kiss Me Kate! and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He has performed alongside American Composer John Bucchino and was also invited to perform with international star Adele in her Australian tour in 2017 – a career highlight!
TVC credits include Mamma Mia promo, Hungry Jacks, CC & Dry as well as being featured in TV series A Place to Call Home.
In 2018 Jake finished touring NSW with Echelon Productions as George in Treasure Hunt, to later join the Australian Shakespeare Company in the Jungle Book – The Next Chapter as Baloo the Bear.
2019 has been Jake’s best year yet, joining international group The Tap Pack, and Mama Montez Productions with Gone too Soon both sailing the high seas, playing the lead role of Munkustrap in the New Zealand tour of CATS the Musical and performing as Prince Phillip in Opera Australia’s world premier of Whiteley – The Brett Whiteley Opera and the role of Adam in Opera Australia’s Marriage of Figaro.
Jake is also currently writing his one-man cabaret “Gotta Be Frank, to premiere in the near future.
The Cheeky Fusion
The Benevolent Fund
A Cause For Applause Fund
AITD Excellence Awards
Special Children's Christmas Party
Gone Too Soon - Carnival Cruise Lines
Special Occasions including: engagement parties and weddings
Jazz & Soul To Spice Up Your Next Event?
WHAT WE OFFER
Two unique artists to create the perfect blend of Jazz & Soul. Weather you want a live band, tracks or even just an acoustic set, we do it all. Also allowing you to customise the set lists, making your occasion significant to you and your needs. Contact us now for a quote and package options!