A life in music, a life in song, a life in the public eye, a life as child, a mother, a Jew and a Zionist and always a truth telling iconoclast…

Melbourne Jewish Book Week is proud to present this exclusive event at Raheen, featuring Deborah Conway discussing her candid memoir, Book of Life with daughter and extraordinary vocalist, Alma Zygier. 

Accomplished musician, Willy Zygier will be joining his wife and daughter on stage for a remarkable family performance. 

Part interview, part concert, part therapy, this cocktail soiree offers a unique glimpse into the life of one of Australia’s most respected artists.


Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier have been musicians for more than 40 years, 33 of them collaborating together. During these decades they have released 10 albums, played a countless number of live shows from stadiums to lounge rooms; recorded a lot of songs, some of which have raised eyebrows, some of which have been played…

Alma Zygier

Alma Zygier is bewitching and idiosyncratic. The Melbourne born jazz and blues performer brings grit and grime to her vocals. Playful and peculiar, Alma portrays her power and fragility simultaneously at every turn bringing an emotional maturity to her performance that belies her years.