Katie Noonan live from The Melbourne International Jazz Festival!

Listen to Katie Noonan and Brett Hirst performing “I Will” at the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Here is a fantastic live recording from the event.

Katie will be performing and headlining at this year’s Festival Opening Gala Night: The Way You Look Tonight.

The 2012 Festival’s Opening Night Gala, features an all-star lineup in the glamorous surrounds of St Kilda’s Palais Theatre.

Inspired by the popular ABC release of the same name, The Way You look Tonight features songs that defined an era. Penned by legends of yesteryear such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, and made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, this timeless repertoire is brought to life by the crème of Australian jazz vocal talent.

Moving with ease between the ARIA-award winning jazz trio Elixir to performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and rock outfit George, Katie Noonan is one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved singers.

She takes to the stage with the Vince Jones Band, led by the legendary vocalist and trumpeter renowned for his captivating and charming live performances.

Add in the soulful, sophisticated sound of guest vocalist Kristin Berardi and 2009 National Jazz Award winner, saxophonist Zac Hurren for an enchanting evening that celebrates the beginning of ten days of astonishing jazz throughout Melbourne.