Monday, December 5, 2011

This week at The Ellington

A special Ellington farewell this Friday and Saturday for two young artists who are both performing their final shows in Perth at The Ellington - Trent White Friday and Tiaryn Saturday. Also check out the Ellington debut of from Togo on Tuesday and a new late night groove show from Poise.

MONDAY 7.00pm A tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk
This show promises to be a very special tribute to one of the most revered composers of Jazz history - Thelonious Monk. Monk's music was generations ahead of it's time and affords musicians the opportunity to explore new and interesting avenues of improvisation. Featuring comic genius and band leader Ben Vanderwal (weekend at Bernie's productions), Tal Cohen (piano), Nick Abbey (bass) and Ray Walker (guitar). Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Togo brings you the music of Chris Potters Underground
This new project comprising of Perth’s upcoming talent get together for the first time to explore the complex, emotionally wide-reaching and incredibly funky compositions of Chris Potter. This group of young up and coming Jazz artists are set to put on a smoking hot show that will leave you wanting more. Luke Minness (sax), Lewis Moody (rhodes), Jacob Evans (drums), Dale Boaden (guitar) and Ollie Christie (electric bass) Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Russell Holmes Trio
The Russell Holmes Trio explore the art and essence of the piano trio with their own well defined flavour and personality. The group swings hard and grooves with reminiscent vibes of the Oscar Peterson Trio as well as more contemporary groups like the Brad Mehldau Trio, pays homage to the likes of Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock and yet stands alone with its own treatment and inimitable expression. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Jamie Oehlers Quartet featuring Jeremy Thomson
Jamie Oehlers is back to present his original quintet music with this new line-up. Jamie’s last CD with Paul Grabowsky, “On a Clear Day”, was the winner of the ABC Limelight award for Best Jazz Release in 2010 an this year he release an album “Memory of Elements” with this Perth group. Following performances with Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, George Garzone, Paul Grabowsky, Kate Cebrano over the last couple of months, Jamie is preparing to release a new quartet CD of original material that he recorded with Ari in May; this will be available early next year. The group tonight consists of the young guns of the Perth jazz scene. Tal Cohen (piano), Nick Abbey (bass), Jacob Evans (drums) and introducing Jeremy Thomson (guitar). This is Jamie’s last performance for the year, before a well earned break. Expect fireworks! Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Trent White Swing to Samba - farewell show
Trent proudly presents a groovy selection of quirky takes and crafty interpretations of jazz songbook treasures. From snappy swing standards reminiscent of Sinatra to the infectious grooves of Jobim’s bossa-nova and Latin jazz repertoire, to stunning ballads by Charlie Chaplin, and everything in between. With a top-notch lineup of Perth’s best jazz musicians in the engine room (rhythm section) tonight, don’t miss out on a very special show of glowing jazz gems from a fresh voice to the Australian jazz scene. Trent White (vocals), Graham Wood (piano), Ray Walker (guitar), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series with Poise
Poise is a vibrant & young duo featuring the talents of Liyana Yusof on lead vocals & Astrid Ripepi on keys & vocals. Having formed this recent musical collaboration, the soulful duo has been wowing audiences at venues around Perth. For this Ellington gig, Poise will bring you the sound of soul, R&B with an emphasis of old school grooves ably backed by a grooving band. This gig will also feature soulful originals written by Liyana Yusof (vocals)  Astrid Ripepi (keys & vocals). Featuring Owen Evans (guitar), Andy Pearson (drums), and Joe Powell (bass). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Tiaryn - farewell show
Tiaryn is Perth’s very own pop-pianist, singer/songwriter sensation. An engaging artist who leaves audiences in awe, Tiaryn prides herself on striving to write completely original lyrics & catchy melodies, conjuring imagery of timeless stories like lost & found love whilst also aiming to surprise the listener with quirky and peculiar lyrics such as in her songs “My Big Bird” and “Banana Man”. Fresh from the launch of her debut EP, "Keeper", Tiaryn and her band will be performing at the Ellington one last time before she moves to Melbourne, so don't miss out!!  Come down for an epic night of whimsical, wonderful music. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series with Rocksteady
In 2010, Paulie P and Rocksteady was formed, a 7-piece live hip hop act comprising of recent WAAPA graduates with some of the highest musical talent in the country. ROCKSTEADY have a adrenaline packed show filled with dynamic catchy riffs and are destined to become one of Australians finest up and coming original bands.  They are now in their final stages of recording their first album "Until That Time" due to release early December. Be sure to book early as the band has a big following in the Australian hip hop scene so you don’t want to miss this. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.30pm Juliana Areias - La vie en rose in Ipanema - end of the year show
If Edith Piaf was Brazilian and Carmen Miranda French how would their music sound? After 2 sold out nights at the Ellington with her Bossa Nova Baby concert and a recent performance at the Ritmo Festival at Darling Harbour in Sydney for 30.000 people, the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias is back presenting a new show with a Brazilian-French twist. Fasten your seat belts and free up your imagination to enjoy a stunning night of breathtaking French classics and other finely selected tunes which have a French connection – interpreted with a Brazilian touch, groove and accent. Cathie Travers (accordion), Glenn Rogers (guitar), Adam Springhetti (bass), Marcio Mendes (percussion/backing vocals) and Mike Boase (drums). Click here for tickets

MONDAY 12th December 7.00pm Logic (Melbourne)
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

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 19 Grant Windsor (UK)
January 27 & 28 Sarah McLeod (Sydney)
February 2 Nina Ferro (UK)
February 10 & 11 (late show) Rachel Claudio (Paris)
February 25 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)

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