The Adelaide Fringe is blessed with a ton of brilliant jazz musicians this year – amongst them is multi-ARIA award winner Katie Noonan, joined by her band Elixir.
They’re touring the country to celebrate new album Gratitude and Grief. The ARIA-nominated album is 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 jazz, has received rave reviews for its unique combination of poetry, art and music.
Their Adelaide show at the Garden of Unearthly Delights on February 15 will combine Katie Noonan’s exquisite vocals and Elixir’s unpredictable composition into one masterful showcase. You can also expect to hear some of Elixir’s back catalogue and a few of their favourite songs by other artists.
Katie has graced our country with the purity of her singing for over 20 years, starting in 1997 with the formation of Elixir, that earned them an ARIA for best jazz album in 2011 for their second album First Seed Ripening.
Kicking off at Adelaide’s Spiegeltent on February 15, the tour will traverse New South Wales, Queensland, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania, playing theatres, town halls, wineries and spiegeltents.
Katie Noonan’s Elixir is on February 15 at The Garden (one-night only). Get your tickets here.