I Put A Spell On You

Julia Messenger


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.

With her 2017 show at Melbourne Recital Centre having been nominated for the Arts Music Award for Excellence in Jazz, her 2018 show ‘I Put a Spell on You’ promises to captivate.

The Julia Messenger Quintet will weave magic into well-loved repertoire, from the timeless to the fleeting, fusing the old with the modern and melding the roots of her interpretative downtempo/nu-jazz style with a classic jazz approach.

Julia delights in spotlighting some heartfelt and beloved songs of jazz and soul which have gained prominence and standing as favourites among audiences, also showcasing a composition or two of her own.

The show pays tribute to cherished artists such as Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Gershwin, Sarah Vaughn and many more distinguished jazz legends.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Brunswick Industry


Mark Fitzgibbon piano
James Sherlock guitar
Ben Robertson double bass
Danny Farrugia drums


This production is part of the following series:

Jazz in the Salon

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.