Julia Messenger Quintet

Julia Messenger


In a tribute to some of the great American singers and songwriters of our time, internationally acclaimed Melbourne vocalist Julia Messenger, along with her quintet, present a program entitled, ‘Lush Life: Songs of the Great American Songbook’.

Earning rave reviews around the world for her exquisite vocal technique and ability to get to the heart of a song, Julia Messenger is a truly versatile singer-songwriter, with a voice expressing an incredible range of tone, mood and emotion. As one who delights in spotlighting some of those heartfelt and timeless pieces, Julia is equally at home presenting new works as audience favourites, and the slightly more obscure.

‘Lush Life’ showcases the greats of jazz. With a program featuring songs from the deep repertoire sources of George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, delight in songs from the Great American Songbook with Julia Messenger and her Quintet.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
‘That Old Black Magic’

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein
‘The Song Is You’

Allie Wrubel and Herb Magidson
‘The Masquerade Is Over’

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
‘I Put A Spell On You’


Julia Messenger Quintet
Julia Messenger singer
Mark Fitzgibbon piano
James Sherlock guitar
Ben Robertson double bass
Darryn Farrugia drums