- Allana Goldsmith Group
- Allana Goldsmith Group

Allana Goldsmith Group

Allana is a highly regarded Māori artist who performs jazz standards in both english and Māori.

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“Not only the musicianship does she portray, but the joy that comes from within Allana is a rare quality today from entertainers.” This very talented girl is a true jazz vocalist! Singing it all, from stylised ‘vocalese’ solos, like that of Wynton Kelly’s ‘Freddie Freeloader’, to soulful ballads such as Etta James ‘At Last’. Allana has a warm contralto voice that she uses to emanate stunning singing as if she were one of the great jazz goddesses of the past! She has been singing in Jazz bands around the Auckland scene for 10years and her experience and professionalism shows. Allana and her band can appear in a number of formats, from acoustic duo (with guitar or keyboard) to trio for more intimate situations, to a six-piece performance band. Allana is of NZ Māori descent, and is well known as a Māori artist for her performances of some of her favourite standards in Māori and composing her own original lyrics.
Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland
Cannonball Adderley The Old Country
Nat King Cole Nature Boy
Te Papa Matariki
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon
Standard Flitterwochen
Ella Fitzgerald My Romance
Whirimako Black Awhikau Tenderly

Selected Songs

Sarah Vaughan's version
Lullaby of Birdland

Ella Fitzgerald version
How High The Moon

Norah Jones
Don't Know Why

Louis Armstrong version
Makin Whoopee

Diana Krall version
East of the Sun

Nancy Wilson version
Save your Love For Me

Etta James
At Last

Ella Fitzgerald
Stompin at the Savoy

Nancy Wilson version
The Old Country

Māori
Nature Boy

Sarah Vaughan version
Sophisticated Lady

Eddie Jefferson version
Night In Tunisia

Bill Withers
Lovely Day

Roberta Flack
Feel Like Making Love

Estelle
American Boy

Jill Scott
Golden

Postmodern Jukebox
All About the Bass

Stevie Wonder version
Sunny

Fat Freddys Drop
Wandering Eye

Amy Winehouse
Stronger Than Me

Micheal Jackson
Rock With You

Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered

Amy Winehouse
Valerie

Esther Phillips version
What a Difference a Day Makes

Jimi Hendrix
Little Wing

Reviews

“Not only the musicianship does she portray, but the joy that comes from within Allana is a rare quality today from entertainers.”

MIKE WALKER | MIKE WALKER

Allana Goldsmith Group performed at a recent formal evening event at the museum. I cannot recommend them strongly enough. They chose a perfect repertoire for the evening and varied their songs according to the mood of the crowd. The selection ranged from ambient atmospheric to uptempo that had guests dancing at the end of the night. One of the group even played some taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) to connect to the kaupapa of the event, and when coupled with Allana's beautiful voice it was truly magical!

Andrew Wright | Auckland Museum

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Allana Goldsmith Group

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Allana Goldsmith Group

Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland
Cannonball Adderley The Old Country
Nat King Cole Nature Boy
Te Papa Matariki
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon
Standard Flitterwochen
Ella Fitzgerald My Romance
Whirimako Black Awhikau Tenderly