The story has a fairytale quality. Tina Harrod grew up in a tiny NZ town and arrived in Sydney aged 17 with a suitcase, a few hundred dollars and one incredible voice.
That voice has been the ticket to a wonderful and profound life experience, in which she has discovered her true gift as a songwriter with encouragement and mentoring from her "university" - revered jazz maestro, the late Jackie Orszaczky.
As well as being a critically acclaimed jazz singer, Tina has sung with some of the best known names on the Australian rock scene. Tina recorded this interview during the Perth International Jazz Festival. Huge thanks to Tina for agreeing to be the first interview for this series.
Mixed by Adrian Sardi ( The Vault audio post production)
Music The Revolution is Eternal by Tina Harrod from the album The Revolution is Eternal
Theme music Les Jeunes Pousses by Francoiz Breut
Photo courtesy of Tina Harrod
Rare Air podcast © Meri Fatin