Young jazz-pop diva Shameem Taheri-Lee will perform her last major gig at the Ellington Jazz Club on December 5 before she dedicates 2011 to national touring, recording an album and jetting to the UK to write with Nelly Furtado collaborator James Byran.
The producer discovered Taheri-Lee’s music online and invited her to travel overseas to work with him.
The exotic songstress, who was born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and Iranian mother, also counts jazz trumpet virtuoso James Morrison among her fans.
“With Shameem, you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle,” he said.
In the meantime, Taheri-Lee is still busy playing gigs and promoting her recently released EP, Universe for Afternoon Tea.
The Ellington show kicks off 6.30pm and tickets are available from the venue.