Monday, December 12, 2011

Grace Woodroofe headlines this week at The Ellington Jazz Club

It is our pleasure to feature a much anticipated visit from Melbourne fusion outfit Logic - featuring Dane Alderson and Ben Vanderwal (Monday), Grace Woodroofe with two amazing shows of passionate music (Tuesday and Wednesday), Chelsea J Gibsons' CD launch (Thursday), two late night groove shows from the king and queen of soul - Solomon Pitt and Cristal Phillips (Friday and Saturday) and the return of a girl on a mission worth supporting - Ezereve (Sunday).

MONDAY 7.00pm Logic (Melbourne/Perth)

Logic has been making waves on the jazz/fusion scene since its inception in 1999. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the ensemble aims to present its own unique, contemporary sound whilst preserving the spontaneous and interactive approach of the jazz tradition. The compositions of Glenn Cannon and Tim Wilson stem from diverse musical influences including Jazz, Electronic, Latin, Classical, Folk and Pop music. Logic’s self-titled debut album was released in 2002 and received glowing reviews and international airplay. Since then the group has also released The Waiting Game (2004), Native Strut (2008), The Heirachy (2010) and a live DVD, Live in 2011. Tim Wilson (sax), Glenn Cannon (guitar), Dane Alderson (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums). Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Grace Woodroofe

With her uniquely warm, husky, and sometimes mournful voice, Grace Woodroofe is already making a special mark on the music scene. At just twenty years of age, Perth-born Grace possesses wisdom and artistry well beyond her years. “I was greatly inspired by blues singers, and developed my own blues indie sound”. At the age of sixteen, Grace’s demo was placed in the capable hands of Ben Harper by none other than the late Heath Ledger. “I got an email from Heath saying ‘I think you make really honest, pure music, and I want to help you get it out there’. Heath flew me out to LA, and he organised for me to do some recordings with several producers that he thought could help me. That’s when I first met Ben”. She has since forged a wonderful reputation and following in Perth and abroad through inspired, passionate performances looks set to take the world by storm. and In the words of Mr. Ben Harper himself, ‘You are not going to believe this girl’. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Grace Woodroofe

See Tuesday listing. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Chelsea J Gibson CD launch

This promises to be a very special night from a wonderful vocalist - Chelsea J Gibson. Her long awaited CD debut "Enjoy The Journey" is here and she has chosen to launch it at The Ellington Jazz Club. This project that has been in the making for 4 years! She will be showcasing her album tracks plus some of her favourite songs. Be prepared for some powerful vocals, a first class 9 piece band and some wondefully crafted music that needs to be seen to be believed. Her album will be for sale on the night. Featuring Chelsea J Gibson- (vocals, piano and harmonica), Gilbertonn (drums), Roy Martinez (bass) Chelsea's Dad Trevor Gibson (piano and keyboards), Anthony Cormican (guitars) and some selection of backup singers! Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Elle Deslandes

Back due to popular demand - Elle has been singing in the Perth scene for many years and has worked at many high profile concerts and events. She has a great swinging repertoire with a voice of gold... Don't miss this great opportunity to see one of Perth's most popular and charasmatic Jazz Divas. This show show sold out fast earlier in the year so don't miss out!! Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt

Perth's king and queen of soul join forces to bring you Deuces... A night of simply the best R&B and Soul Duets. Some favourites new and old, borrowed from the legends themselves to leave you breathless and craving more. Musically connected since childhood, the voices of Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt innately compliment and tastefully intertwine, a true delight to listening ears. Armed with the finest band in town, allow the soulful harmonies to surround you, and the killer grooves to move you. It's live music at it's's Deuces. Featuring Graham Wood (keyboards), Josh Dyson (guitar), Marc Pereira (bass) and Ben Falle (drums). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Saffron Sharp

Join Saffron Sharp as she performs new original music and an array of straight and swinging tunes leading you into the party season. A great line up includes Djuna Lee on bass fresh off the plane from the big NY! We welcome her home to the Ellington stage along with seasoned drummer Chris Tarr, seriously swinging saxophonist Carl Mackey and the inspirational pianist Tal Cohen. Come to hear a new groove to tunes like Aint No Sunshine and classic straights like Caravan. Saffron Sharp (vocals), Tal Cohen (piano), Chris Tarr (drums), Carl Mackey (sax) and Djuna Lee (bass). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.30pm Ezereve

It is a fact: one person CAN make a difference. Perth Songstress Ezereve is changing the world for those less fortunate one song at a time. Following two sell out nights at the Ellington Jazz Club in October 2011 to launch her EP, Ezereve is a singer with a story to tell. Blessed with angelic looks, a pretty voice, and poignant songs full of emotion and messages she has set her heart on using her talent to raise money to support the causes she is passionate about. Working with outstanding musicians, Ezereve will perform songs from her fast-selling EP, Stop Traffik, and patrons can also bid on a silent auction with great prizes. Ezereve (vocals/guitar), Chris Gibbs (guitar), Dave Rajendrum (drums), Bernardine Grigson (piano/vox), Gareth Hughes (bass) and support from Georgi Kay. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 19th December 7.00pm Christmas with the Andrews Sisters

Join Patty, Maxene and LaVerne for some yuletide cheer as they celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Including such Christmas classics as; Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas Polka, White Christmas, Silver Bells and many more, guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit! Featuring: Maree Cole, Sherry-Anne Hayes & Pilar Mata Dupont and Musical Director: Tim Cunniffe. Duration: 1 hour, no interval. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

December 23 & 24 Libby Hammer Christmas shows
December 31 A Hot Jazz New Years Eve Ball with The Ali Bodycoat Quintet
January 12 Scottie Miller (USA)
January 13 Rachel Price (USA)
January 15 Lucky Seven (Adelaide)
January 17 Graeme Blevins (UK)
January 19 Grant Windsor (UK)
January 27 & 28 Sarah McLeod (Sydney)
February 2 Nina Ferro (UK)
February 9 Horse (UK)
February 10 & 11 (late show) Rachel Claudio (Paris)
February 25 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)

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