Julia Messenger Quintet

In a Soulful Mood

Julia Messenger


Heartfelt and timeless pieces from the great ‘Ladies in Jazz and Cabaret’

After two successful sell-out shows at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s American Songbook Festival in 2013, Melbourne’s own Julia Messenger is delighted to be back with her show In a Soulful Mood.

Julia Messenger’s exquisite vocal technique and her unique ability to get to the heart and soul of a song have earned her rave reviews around the world. 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, and is currently in the process of recording an album of her new compositions. In a Soulful Mood will delve into songs of the great ‘ladies in jazz and cabaret’ across the decades.

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 as favourites among audiences. She will also showcase a composition or two of her own.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Brunswick Industry


Julia Messenger should be fighting off the offers- the dizzying force and passionate intensity of her voice, steering an unerring course between cruelty and cream, would merit the ticket price alone.


This production is part of the following series:

Jazz at the Centre

Whether traditional jazz is up your alley or you fancy something a little more improvisatory, ambient or electric, step away from the daily grind and into the Salon to experience the sweet sounds of jazz at the Best Place to Hear.