Born in Guildford, Anita emigrated to Australia with her family as a child. In 1989 she returned to London, continuing her studies at the Guildhall School of Music. “Anita Wardell is a singer who takes no prisoners. The Australian vocalist is an uncompromising exponent of bebop and has won a cult following among her colleagues in London during her time here. Think of her, if you like, as the female equivalent of Mark Murphy” - Clive Davis, The Times. “For many, the most creative jazz singer operating in London, this sweet toned Australian chooses superior songs and can improvise with the best” - Jack Massarik, Evening Standard. “..not unlike a young lady disciple of the Ben Webster school” - Mark Murphy.