Saturday, March 28, 2009

Twitter and Tweeting

We jumped on the Twitter bandwagon a few weeks back, along with the rest of the world from what it seems.
Not quite sure how it is going to fit in the promotional mix but we are trialing it with daily announcements of the acts.

"Tonight - Mark Fitzgibbon trio from 9.00pm... Mark is from Melbourne but at WAAPA for 2009 as guest lecturer - one of Australia's finest"

If follower numbers are any indication there is certainly interest, within two tweets we had a few dozen followers with no promotion anywhere.

If anyone has any Tweet content ideas I would love to hear them in the comments.

Become a follower of @theellington on Twitter here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Getting time to blog and media coverage.

Well it has been a few crazy weeks since the opening. Everything is going better that expected and blogging was something that fell by the way. We are now going to start some scheduled blogging to keep everyone up to date on whats happening.

In the meantime we have recieved heaps of fantastic press coverage.
We have put scans of many of the articles on the website here.

Tonight we have Ali Bodycoat Quartet

Ali has performed at the Perth Jazz Society, Jazz Fremantle, Perth and Fremantle Festivals and worked consistently in Musical Theatre with yellow glass theatre inc since studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002.

Ali has held a trio residency with Graham Wood and other venerable Perth Jazz musicians such as Sam Anning, Dane Alderson and Carl Mackey at the Subiaco Hotel for thirteen years, supported Vince Jones, Grace Knight and Marcia Hynes and consistently works with the state’s top Jazz Musicians.

Tables have sold out already for her 8:30 performance but bar entry is still available for the usual $10

Monday, March 9, 2009

3 nights of international acts this week

Don't forget this week on Thursday night the legendary US pianist Kirk Lightsey teaming up with Australian Jazz legend Bernie McGann. The rhythm section will be Andrew Dickensen and Brendan Clarke (both from Sydney)

Friday and Saturday features the legendary Grammy award winning UK guitarist Martin Taylor with Alison Burns on vocals

Opening week success

Hi to all the fantastic supporters who showed up this week. The turnout over five nights was really amazing - we were at capacity most of the time with a queue down the street for a large amount of time.

Still some bugs to iron out but an overall success

This week we are straight back into it with 5 nights of music from Wednesday to Sunday.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Opening week launches

After 2 years of preparation we are almost there with the opening of The Ellington Jazz Club. There have been many many hurdles along the way and I can certainly say that it is far from easy to open a venue in this town. In fact sometimes it appears the whole system is set up to say no and not support any new initiatives in any way shape or form...

Anyway - it's time to party so come on down