|From the CD "I thought about you"||
Marie Wilson was born in Calcutta of Anglo-Indian parentage. Her father was a major in the Indian Army. She first settled herself as a female singer on the Indian Jazz scene before emigrating to Australian in the early 1960-s. For some years she worked the commercial cabaret and TV circuit in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide until the early 1980`s when she decided to concentrate on jazz singing. She quickly established herself as a leading jazz performer. Before long she had worked with some of the great names of Australian Jazz - Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Georgia Golla, Kenny powell and Chruck Yates. In July 1984 she completed a successul tour of Australia with Don Burrows and his Tribute to Benny Goodman.
She has also made guest appearances on television shows for the Australin Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and for Al Collins`s (Jazzbeaux) WNEW in New York. Marie`s first LP I Thought About You on the Larrikin Label, released in 1984, not only had an exceptional reception in Australia, but it also became the first ever Australian Jazz vocal album to be released in the United States. It has since been released in Japan and the United Kingdom. This album has now been re-released on CD. Her second album I Miss The Hungry Years was released in Australian in 1988 and has been received enthusiastically. During her career, marie has received many accolades. They include: - New South Wales Jazz Singer of the Year (1988) - Australian representative at the Jazz Yatra International Jazz Festival - India 1990 - Mo Award as Australia`s Leading Jazz Singer (1995) - Mo Award as Australia`s Leading Jazz Singer (1999) Marie Wilson is looking forward to many more years in the entertainment industry and welcomes all opportunities to perform, both within Australia and in the international arena.