Julia Messenger at Melbourne Recital Centre , Friday October 20 SOLD OUT BOOK FOR NEXT YEAR HERE

Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne

Julia Messenger: Vocals; Mark Fitzgibbon: Piano; James Sherlock: Guitar; Ben Robertson: Double Bass; Darryn Farrugia: Drums

In tribute to some of the great American singers and songwriters of our time, Melbourne vocalist of international acclaim Julia Messenger, along with her quintet, will present Lush Life – Songs of the Great American Songbook.

Messenger earns rave reviews around the world for her exquisite vocal technique and ability to get to the heart of a song. The versatile singer-songwriter, with her voice expressing an incredible range of tone, mood and emotion, along with her magnetic stage presence, has a busy career both in Australia and abroad.

Julia will delight in spotlighting some of those heartfelt and timeless pieces along with some more recent songs of note which have gained prominence and standing among audiences both as favourites, to the slightly more obscure.

Lush Life will showcase greats such as Billy Strayhorn, Ellington, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Mercer, Arlen, Kern, Hammerstein along with legendary singers such as Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Roberta Flack and Nina Simone. Julia will also delight in showcasing a couple of legends of blues also.

Julia Messenger: Vocals Mark Fitzgibbon: Piano James Sherlock: Guitar Ben Robertson: Double Bass Darryn Farrugia: Drums