Inaugural winner of the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship and co-author of seven highly successful books for Oxford University Press, Santin is probably still best known for her eight years spent playing saxophone on television’s Hey Hey It's Saturday. Career highlights include backing artists such as Randy Crawford, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Ernie Watts, James Morrison, Ruby Turner, Tina Arena, Lou Rawls, Curtis Steigers, Ray Davies (the Kinks), B.B. King, Jeff ‘Skunk” Baxter, Trisha Yearwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Adler, Joe Cocker, Michael Feinstein, Eartha Kitt, Roger Daltry, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Thelma Houston, Joe Jackson, Barry Manilow, The Commodores and Bonnie Raitt.
Kellie’s ‘Creative Saxophone' series, published worldwide by Oxford University Press, has received rave reviews and is featured on the syllabi of AMEB, Trinity College of Music, ABRSM and ANZCA.
Having recently returned from eleven years in London, Kellie is thrilled to be back gigging with many of Melbourne’s top musicians and has just released her first album – Quintessence.