Anita at Adelaide University

Anita has recently taken up the position of Jazz Vocal Lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium, which is part of Adelaide University.

This is the very same university where Anita completed her Performance degree under the tutelage of educators and musicians such as Hal Hall, Bob Jeffries, Sylvan ‘Schmoe’ Elhay, Bruce Hancock and many others in the early 1980s.

Anita is presently working alongside Head of Jazz, Mark Ferguson (piano) together with John Aue (bass), Dustan Cox (saxophone) and James Muller (guitar).

Aside from her teaching commitments, Anita continues to tour in UK and worldwide.

In the recording studio

Anita's is set to record her new album in December 2018 with her UK band. This album will feature new vocaleses penned by Anita on Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon and more. It will also include new reworked standards.

Meet Anita Wardell

Article by Thomas Cunniffe,

Best known as an outstanding scat singer, Anita is also a skilled writer and performer of vocalese, and a sensitive interpreter of standards and jazz originals. She’s collected several awards, including a recent prize for Best Jazz Vocalist from the British Jazz Awards, and her artistry has inspired accolades from fellow singers like Mark Murphy, Roseanna Vitro and Kate McGarry. Yet, up until now, Wardell’s albums have only been available as high-priced imports, and she has made limited trips to the east and west coasts of the United States…

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Upcoming Events


Fri, 21st Jun 2019

Концертный зал Верхний Город, Минск
Anita Wardell with Robin Aspland


Sun, 23rd Jun 2019

606 Jazz club
Anita Wardell


Mon, 24th Jun 2019

The Whitehorse pub Bedford
Anita Wardell returns to sing at The Whitehorse pub Jazz night run yy Drummer- Mark Hale Piano- Robin Aspland


Fri, 28th Jun 2019

Anita Wardell with Rob Barron, Jez Brown and Josh Morrison


Mon, 1st Jul 2019

Boulevard West- Southport
Anita Wardell and Rob Barron