Multi-platinum selling and five-time ARIA Award-winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her jazz trio Elixir, for a magical evening of music and poetry on the Gratitude And Grief National Tour at the Spiegeltent Gold Coast for one night on 18 April as part of Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. The evening is set to showcase Katie’s ARIA-nominated album Gratitude And Grief, a collaboration between Elixir and Australia’s “poet laureate” Michael Leunig. The album has received rave reviews for its unique combination of poetry, art and music.
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 number one 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 first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced singer 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. She has also worked with the country’s top orchestras including her fruitful collaborations with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra and recently with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Similarly, Zac Hurren is a truly unique saxophonist, composer and improviser. He has shared the stage with numerous Aussie greats and in 2009 he won the National Jazz Award. Zac received an ARIA Award in 2011 with Elixir and was a Freedman Fellowship finalist in 2012.
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