Chris McNulty

Friday 09 October 7.00pm

Internationally acclaimed vocalist-composer Chris McNulty, regarded as one of the most talented and innovative jazz vocalists of her generation returns to The Ellington. Her technical ability coupled with the effortless synergy shared between herself and her trio has created unforgettable experiences for audiences the world over.
Joined by Chris Foster, Nick Abbey and Daniel Susnjar, Chris will be presenting a collection of songs from the great American songbook along with a selection of material from her recently completed – “Finding Home – Other Australian Stories” a project composed as part of her 2019 Bundanon Trust Prelude Composer Residency.
What the critics have to say…..

“One of Australia’s great jazz vocalists, Chris McNulty, recently won the Australian Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2012. Recorded in Manhattan, Chris has lived in New York for many years but there are frequent homecomings which allow us to enjoy her undeniable talent. The songs selected on this CD have come from various genres but it is her interpretation and musicality, along with some great jazz musicians that make it shine. This is a memorable musical journey by an outstanding jazz artist, Chris McNulty.” — Helen Mathews – XPRESS Magazine, July 2013 5 Stars ***** Perth, Western Australia

“God, I got a hot flash after I heard this lady sing…she whispers dynamically….McNulty possesses great taste, she’s got it all…control, vocalese, vibrato, et al….nothing routine & unimaginative here…rather sexy, definitive, and alive! McNulty is…capable of injecting emotion, pathos, irony & meaning into her work ….a gift that few singers can lay claim to.” — George W. Carroll/The Musician’s Ombudsman, August 2006
“Exquisite….McNulty applies poignant jazz chops to the vocal, while accomplishing the impossible, the expression of her story through song….making listeners rethink the meaning of why we love jazz..” — 5 Stars Blaine Fallis, All About Jazz, July 2015
“Her liquid phrasing and luminous tone underscoring a voice of serene beauty and striking veracity… compelling emotional fervency…One of the foremost singer-composers on the scene today… ” — 4 Stars Peter Quinn, Jazz Wise UK, Jan 2007


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