Wangaratta Jazz & Blues ELIXIR featuring Katie Noonan
ELIXIR with Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Benjamin Hauptmann A SMALL SHY TRUTH
presented by Craft Music, Sum Management & Kin Music
A SMALL SHY TRUTH features the compositions of three Elixir band members - National Jazz Award, ARIA Award winning and Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist saxophonist/composer Zac Hurren, Freedman Jazz Fellowship winning and National Jazz Award finalist guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann and 5 x ARIA, AWMA, AIR and APRA award winning musician Katie Noonan.
Elixir was founded in 1997 by Katie Noonan, Nick Stewart and River Petein. In 1999 saxophonist Zac Hurren (Katie’s partner of 24 years) joined the band, in 2005 guitarist Stephen Magnusson joined the band and in 2019 they introduced guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann to their trio.
Their initial self-titled album ‘Elixir’ (2003) #1 ARIA Jazz chart, #2 ARIA Australian Artist chart, their 2nd album ‘First Seed Ripening’ (2011) was #1 ARIA Jazz chart for 9 weeks and won the ARIA Best Jazz album of the year and their 3rd album ‘Gratitude and Grief; (2018) was nominated for the 2018 ARIA best Jazz album.
Elixir’s 4th album is based on the poetry of Melbourne born and based poet and National Living Treasure Michael Leunig (b. 1945).
Barney McAll UNFORESEEN
We first met Barney McAll as our inaugural National Jazz Awards winner in 1990 – featuring Piano however his career has blossomed and grown and even morphed many favourable times over the decades.
In 2023 he joins us with “Unforeseen,” an improvising quartet reborn as a newborn’s cry. They embark on a quest to reimagine the most obscure standard in any songbook, injecting them with hues of the toddler’s Crayola gesture. Like a riddle unravelling, their melodies drift through airy realms, guided by the whispers of chance. Yet, amidst their music tapestry, they scatter memory trails, leading you astray in a maze of bewildering correlations. Prepare to mind wander, as they beckon you into a poetic realm where the familiar transforms into otherness and emerges from their shadows. ie; “forget your memories and they’ll remember you”. Featuring Barney accompanied by Julien Wilson, Ben Hanlon and Danny Fischer.
All accomplished artists, and familiar to many of our patrons from various years either in Wangaratta or around the “Jazz Scene” – we look forward to their set this year as part of our Last Hurrah. Barney McAll Biography
WANGARATTA JAZZ & BLUES EVENTS
WANGARATTA JAZZ & BLUES GALA DINNER
Friday 3 November 6.30pm
WPACC Memorial Hall
WANGARATTA JAZZ & BLUES NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS
Saturday 4 November 12pm - 4.30pm
WPACC Alpine MDF Theatre
WANGARATTA JAZZ & BLUES ELIXIR featuring Katie Noonan
Saturday 4 November 7pm - 9.20pm
WPACC Alpine MDF Theatre
Saturday, 04 November 2023 | 07:00 PM
- 09:20 PM