Press Kit

About Elise and Bella Groove

As a regular performer in her home base, Canberra, Elise always brings good cheer to all performances so that her wide jazz family are having a good time” (Eric Pozza, Canberra Jazz).


Canberra Critic’s Circle Award winner, Elise Walsh and her group Bella Groove have been a fixture on the Canberra music scene for a number of years with their blend of funky jazz and soulful grooves.

In 2021, Elise released a live EP recorded at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra – available on Bandcamp and all the online stores.  It followed the group’s 2017 album ‘City Lights’, available on all popular music stores and streaming services. 

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Bella Groove’s “arrangements were brilliant, especially in the variety of styles and rhythms employed. It was good to hear not only the less-familiar tunes, but also the arrangements of them. From Walsh’s sultry vocals to her seductive flute playing, on both treble and alto flutes…”
— Clinton White, City News Review

“A jazz singer and flautist with warmth and depth” (Beat Mag)


City Lights

Cantaloupe Island

NIMA, Grand Hotel Highlights


  1. City Lights Bella Groove 04:53
  2. Serenade to a Cuckoo Bella Groove 04:38
  3. Open Your Mind Bella Groove 07:55


Your rich lower register reminds me of how strikingly Sarah Vaughan could use her’s to such stunning effect. – Ian Muldoon, Jazz appreciator

An enthusiastic crowd packed into Ainslie Arts Centre for the launch of a jazz album by Bella Groove, (“Beautiful Groove”) the band led by vocalist and flautist Elise Walsh, a reminder that this city was once a serious contender for the title of Jazz capital. – Helen Musa, City News


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