Speakers Profile - Monica Trapaga


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Monica Trapaga is one of Australia's most popular and versatile celebrities, successfully entertaining both the children's and adult world for 2 decades.

After shooting to stardom with iconic jazz bands “Pardon Me Boys” and “Monica & The Moochers” in the late 80's and early 90's, Monica has continued to entertain audiences across the nation as an elite, highly respected, jazz singer and performer, releasing 4 albums and stamping her trademark sassy, dynamic personality over every jazz festival and high profile event across the country.

Throughout that time, Monica cemented her position as one of Australia's most loved children's entertainers of all time, notching up literally hundreds hours of on-air time with Play School and Playhouse Disney while writing, producing and starring in a multitude of children's videos, cds and performances, including fronting Mickey Mouse's 70th birthday celebration tour around Australia. Meanwhile, Monica gained respect as a popular television personality, in her long-standing role as deco presenter, with Channel 7's Logie award winning lifestyle show “Better Homes & Gardens”.

Monica continues to entertain and delight audiences Australia-wide with her numerous jazz combos, along with a new act “LADIES OF JAZZ”, a fabulous tribute to the legends of Jazz and Blues which showcases the talents of 4 of Australia's most respected singers – Christine Anu, Grace Knight, Paulini and Monica.

Day to day, Monica manages her gorgeous emporium style store "RECLAIM by Monica Trapaga” in Sydney's Summer Hill and, not one to slow down, Monica has just finished writing her first book, which will be released by Penguin late 2009.