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Band Elixir featuring the vocals of Katie Noonan

Elixir feat. Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Ben Hauptmann

A SMALL SHY TRUTH
30 Nov
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ABOUT THE SHOW

Australian jazz trio, Elixir, have well and truly established themselves as a creative favorite on the Australian music scene. They combine the unmistakable operatic vocals of Katie Noonan with the sax stylings of Zac Hurren and standout guitar of Benjamin Hauptmann. Elixir brings a special, intimate, live performance of their latest album, A Small Shy Truth to Brisbane for one night only.

Based on the poetry of Melbourne born national living treasure, Michael Leunig, the album features collaborations and arrangements with some of Australia’s finest composers – Iain Grandage, Joe Chindamo and Steve Newcomb.

The contemporary jazz sounds of the wonderful Charm of Finches will be on stage beforehand to get the audience warmed up.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Elixir was founded in 1997 by Katie Noonan, Nick Stewart and River Petein. Since then, it has existed in various forms connected by the unmistakable talent of Katie’s vocals. In 1999, saxophonist Zac Hurren (Katie’s partner of 24 years) added his saxophonist stylings and in 2005 guitarist Stephen Magnusson joined. In 2019 guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann replaced Stephen to form the trio they are today.

Their first self-titled album ‘Elixir’ (2003) went #1 on the ARIA Jazz Chart and #2 on the ARIA Australian Artist Chart. Their second album, ‘First Seed Ripening’ (2011) was #1 on the ARIA Jazz Chart for 9 weeks and won the 2011 ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album. Their third album, ‘Gratitude and Grief; (2018) was nominated for the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album.

The trio is currently made up of Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren and Benjamin Hauptmann. Saxophonist/composer Zac Hurren has a National Jazz Award, ARIA Award and is a Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist. Guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann is a Freedman Jazz Fellowship winner and National Jazz Award finalist. Vocalist Katie Noonan, formally of the band George, is a 5x ARIA, AWMA, AIR and APRA Award winner.

“The album’s 14 songs have a seductive pull, helped along by a Nick Drake-level tranquility and, naturally, our heroine’s effortless vocal style.” Rave Magazine

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PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Thu 30 Nov 2023
7:00pm

VENUE

Pleasuredome

TICKETS

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$59.90*
*plus booking fees

DURATION

140 minutes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suitable for ages - ALL AGES

Presented by Craft Music, Kin Music and Sum Management.
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