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26 July 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The J
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Noosa alive! presents… Meg Washington & Paul GrabowskY

QUEENSLAND PREMIERE – Exclusive performance-

Paul Grabowsky first encountered Meg Washington as a young jazz singer recently graduated from Queensland Con. Within a few months, they had co-written a repertoire of new songs, some of which will form part of their newest collaboration. In the meantime, Meg’s highly influential, genre-defying work has won many ARIAs, and been widely recognised by her peers and industry.

This performance will be reunion of kindred musical spirits.

MEG WASHINGTON is an Australian musician and songwriter.

Renowned for her electrifying, soulful live performances, where the full power and virtuosity of her voice are in force, MEG WASHINGTON returns to her jazz and storytelling, where she will premiere new music, explore her stunning back catalogue, and reimagine her favourite songs.

MEG’s highly influential, genre-defying work has won many ARIAs, and been widely recognised by her peers and industry, including most recently being chosen as one of the Best Australian Albums of 2020 by The Guardian, shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, and the Rolling Stone Readers Award.

She is also a highly accomplished visual artist and received a 2020 ARIA Award for Best Cover Art for her fourth studio album, Batflowers.

‘That jaw dropping instrument in her throat was enough to send everyone off on a high” – The Australian

“There’s truly nothing that Megan Washington can’t do” – Rolling Stone

“Washington’s impressive command of the stage gave proof her music can work anywhere, anyway, any time.” – Anna Rose – Sydney Morning Herald

PAUL GRABOWSKY – AO – is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor – and is one Australia’s most distinguished artists.

He has been a director of some of Australia’s most prominent arts festivals, the composer of nearly thirty feature film scores, and several works of music theatre, the founder and leader for nineteen years of the Australian Art Orchestra, an executive at the ABC, and currently heads up Monash University Performing Arts Centres.

Whether as composer, teacher, television personality, mentor or advocate for the role of artistic expression as a defining attribute of contemporary life, for him this is all informed by his work as a pianist, and composer, particularly in the field of jazz, where, according to him, ‘the piano never lies’.

His musical journeys have resulted in collaborations with musicians from many countries, not least with the First Nations peoples of Australia, and those journeys continue. Among his many awards are eight ARIA Awards, the Melbourne Prize for Music and an H.C. Coombs Fellowship.

In recognition of his achievements, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2014.

A music event truly not to be missed….

Suitable – All ages

Special Requirements:

If you require assistance with your booking, or have a mobility requirement, please call us on 0403 731 532 or email admin@noosaalive.com.au

This performance will be extraordinary, don’t miss out.


The J
60 Noosa Drive
Noosa Heads, QLD 4567 Australia
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Phone: 07 5329 6560
Email: thej@noosa.qld.gov.au
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