Katie Noonan announces Milton Theatre show
Multi-platinum selling and five-time ARIA-Award winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her jazz trio Elixir featuring Zac Hurren, for a magical evening of music and poetry on the ‘Gratitude And Grief’ National Tour.
They will be joined on select dates by special guest Michael Leunig, who will be adding another element to the performance with his live drawing accompanying the sublime music.
This extensive run of concert events will feature the ARIA nominated album Gratitude And Grief, a collaboration between Elixir and Australia’s ‘poet laureate’ Michael Leunig, uniting Michael’s spoken-word poetry with Katie’s angelic vocals and Elixir’s sublime improvisation.
The album, which translates Leunig’s poetry into stunning jazz, has received rave reviews for its unique combination of poetry, art and music.
The trio will visit Milton Theatre on Friday, February 22, the third stop on the national tour which visits capital cities and regional centres.
Folk jazz trio Elixir is approaching 20 years in the business. Fronted by Noonan with Jazz saxophonist Zac Hurren, the trio has enjoyed enormous success along the way including an ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album in 2011, 13 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Jazz Chart, and numerous high profile festival appearances.
The trio continues to develop new musical opportunities and relationships and seeks to explore the relationship between text and sound and celebrate great Australian poetry.
Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists.
The five-time ARIA Award winning and seven-time platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced songstress of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through jazz, pop and classical music.
Her recent releases include collaborating with guitarist Karin Schaupp for their 2017 ARIA Winning album Songs of the Latin Skies and the world famous Brodsky Quartet for the acclaimed 2016 album ‘With Love and Fury'.
The ‘Gratitude And Grief’ album has received widespread acclaim since it was released earlier this year. Tickets from $44, visit www.miltontheatre.com.au.