The album Elly Hoyt is an "impressive debut from a singer mature beyond her years, one whose distinctive, blues-inflected voice is soulful and quietly commanding. Hoyt is just setting out on her journey, and it's exciting to think that she's only going to hone and perfect her craft in the years and decades to come."
Ian Patterson - All About Jazz
“Elly is a young emerging artist blessed with many musical gifts. She has a magnificent voice with an extensive range and is highly creative in the art of composition. She is a passionate and determined young woman who seeks new challenges and experiences...”
Lynette Irwin - Artistic Director Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival
"Elly Hoyt first came to my attention through the GIJ National Jazz Vocal Scholarship Awards in 2008. Having held the position of Musical Director for Generations in Jazz (GIJ) for 25 years, I cannot recall a more convincing and deserving first place in its history."
John Morrison - Australian Jazz Musician
"Her voice is the finest of instruments, at times angelic and pure and at others, earthy and rich. Whatever her interpretation, one recognises the sincerity in the stories she tells."
Irene Bartlett - Lecturer in Jazz/Contemporary Voice and Vocal Pedagogy, Queensland Conservatorium.
“Elly has an exceptional artistic sensitivity. She illuminates her musical performances with an emotional maturity that is rare for someone so young.”
John Hoffman - American/Australian Jazz trumpeter
The album, Elly Hoyt, is a heavily anticipated sample of the smooth and freshly inspiring tones of a new and important vocalist of the Australian jazz scene.