Elly Hoyt


London based, Australian native Elly Hoyt is a jazz and contemporary singer. She has appeared at venues and festivals in Australia and abroad including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Shanghai World Expo in China and the 55 bar in New York City. In 2011, Elly won Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards and is the first jazz vocalist to receive the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship in 2015. Elly Hoyt has performed for Prince Charles and Camilla, opened for Kenny Barron and played alongside James Morrison. Elly is an active educator and has holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice and Masters of Vocal Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (QCGU). She currently lectures in voice at BIMM, London.


Performance Experience                                                              


Jazz Clubs, USA                                                                                                              

55 Bar, New York            

Somethin’Jazz Club, New York                          


Jazz Clubs, AUS

Ellington Jazz Club, Perth

Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne

Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne

Jazz Lab, Melbourne     

Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane

Doo Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane

Venue 505, Sydney        


Festivals & Others AUS, USA, CHINA

Queensland Music Festival, QLD, 2018

Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, VIC, 2017

Brisbane International Jazz Festival, Supporting Kenny Barron, QLD, 2017

Sinatra Tribute Concert, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA, 2015

Stonnington Jazz Festival, Melbourne, VIC, 2014

G20 Summit Cultural Celebrations, Brisbane, QLD, 2014

(Performed original composition with James Morrison)

Devonport Jazz Festival, TAS, 2014

Melbourne International Jazz Festival, VIC, 2013

Royal Jubilee Reception for Prince Charles and Camilla, Hobart, TAS, 2012

(Personal invitation from the Premier of Tasmania to perform for Prince Charles & Camilla).

Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, CA, 2011

(Attended songwriting workshop run by Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens and Rebecca Martin)

Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, Sydney, NSW, 2011

Noosa Jazz Festival, Queensland, 2010

World Expo, Shanghai, China, 2010                                           




Elly Hoyt, Oranges & Sunshine, Independent                                                      2015

Elly Hoyt, Elly Hoyt, Pinnacle Records                                                                 2010



Individuals fund Grant, Australia Council of the Arts

Scholarship, New England Conservatory

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship

Individual Fund Grant, Arts Queensland

Freedman Jazz Fellowship (nomination)

ArtStart Grant, Australia Council of the Arts

Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album, Australian Jazz Bell Awards

Finalist in the Queensland Music Awards for Best Jazz Composition

Winner of the James Morrison, Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship

2018 – 2019

2015 – 2016

2015 – 2016

2015 – 2016








Private Teachers


Prof. John John McNeil                                                                                     2016

Jazz Faculty at New England Conservatory


Dominique Eade                                                                              2015 – 2016

Jazz/CI Voice Faculty at New England Conservatory


Dr. Irene Bartlett                                                                                       2006 – 2015

Head of Jazz Vocal Studies at Queensland Conservatorium




New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA

Masters of Music, Jazz Performance (1 year )


Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, QLD

Masters of Music Studies, Vocal Pedagogy


Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, QLD

Bachelor Of Music, Jazz & Contemporary Voice


Academic Awards

Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence – Masters of Music Studies
Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence – Bachelor of Music


2015 – 2016



2014 – 2015



2006 – 2009