Monash University Performing Arts Centres

Illaria Crociani presents ''Connecting The Dots''

Performing ‘Connecting The Dots’ – vocal jazz songs inspired by significant women of Australian history and beyond.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jul 31, 2024 19:30

Event Ends

Jul 31, 2024 21:30


Monash University Performing Arts Centres


48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC, Australia

Originally from Florence Italy, Ilaria Crociani is an award winning lyricist and composer who migrated to Australia in 2013. Returning to the Counts, she will perform pieces from her new ABC Jazz Album “Connecting The Dots”, a concept album of original vocal jazz songs inspired by significant women of Australian history and beyond.

“Connecting The Dots” is not just a simple collection of songs. It is also an inspirational anthology of nine stories, all with a unique female character at their centre. The album waives together narratives of hardship, vulnerability, resoluteness and redemption to paint an uplifting picture of resilience and hope. With all lyrics by Ilaria Crociani, this intensely coloured repertoire derives from the juxtaposition of Ilaria’s compositional style to the pens of her longtime collaborators Mirko Guerrini and Niko Schäuble and the inimitable and sophisticated voices of Paul Grabowsky, Geoff Hughes and Ben Robertson.

Ilaria has worked with artists such as Tony Gould A.M, John Griffith A.O, James Sherlock, Nick Haywood and Ben Robertson and managed jazz quintet Radiosuccessi. Since 2018, she has been the soloist singer of Exstasy Morricone, a septet showcasing a monographic collection of psychedelic compositions authored in the ‘70s by Ennio Morricone. A semi-finalist with one of her original compositions in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (USA), Ilaria is a recipient of the “2021 ABC Classic and Jazz Composer Commissioning Fund.

Do not miss this extraordinary performance.

Doors 6.30pm, band on stage at 7.30pm. 

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