Monday, April 16, 2012

Liam Burrows headlines this week at The Ellington

Come and see young up and coming Jazz singer Liam Burrows who shot to fame on Australia's Got Talent - two shows on Thursday and Sunday nights. ew shows this week starting tonight with he Rolling BB Blues Band, Wednesday night with Blue Monk Quartet, Saturday late show with John Mayer Trio - Try tribute and Sunday 3.00pm with Jazz Voyces.

MONDAY 7.00pm The Rolling BB Blues Band
If you want to feel good – go to a blues show. Blues music transcends through raw emotion, humour and the introspection of life’s challenges that we all face. The Rolling BB Blues Band play a mix of electrified blues along the lines of the Chicago & Texas blues masters with a mixture of powerful and humorous lyrics, along with fiery and emotive instrumental interludes. Talented guitarist Matty Wall leads on vocals and guitar and is backed up by John Perry (leader of Perth Hills Jazz Orchestra) on bass and vocals, Adam Mann, an unforgettable vocalist on vocals and guitar, Erhard Etzbach on blues harmonica, and the solid thump provided by Kim Kimenowski on drums. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Rosie
Rosie are back again after their first performance at the Ellington. The trio is a collaboration between Shaun Rammers on Saxophone, Ollie Christie on Bass and Jacob Evans on Drums. Taking influence from other great sax trio’s, such as the groups of Sonny Rollins, Zac Hurren, Ornette Coleman and Fly. Rosie is all about interaction and creating music that is energetic, innovative and exciting.  Performing mostly original material, this is night of music not to be missed! Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Blue Monk Quartet
From Thelonius Monk to Fats Waller and Tom Waits to the Beatles, expect to hear some interesting arrangements from the Blue Monk Quartet Lead by guitarist Kim Anning. Kim has been playing jazz in various combinations since the late 1970’s (starting with J.T. and the Jazzmen) including freelancing with various jazz bands, backing international artists and a 10 year stint in a restaurant playing solo instrumental background music. More recently he has been seen in duo form with Libby Hammer and various other singers as well as Phil Hatton’s new group “The Madhattons” and is now leading his own band. Kim Anning - guitar/voice, Phil Hatton -  reeds, Manoli Vouyoucalos -  bass and Toby Anning -  drums. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Liam Burrows (Sydney)
At just 17 years of age, Liam Burrows has already developed into an exceptional young singer and musician, performing at leading venues all over Australia as well as overseas. He has earned the respect of professional musicians and the public with his interpretation, phrasing, and technical ability that display a maturity of style way beyond his years. Despite his youth, Liam is no newcomer to performing.....he began singing at the age of two, played classical piano at six and took up the trumpet at nine. Through his appearances on "Australia's Got Talent", Liam has captured the hearts of the Australian public and has been in high demand ever since. Liam will be appearing with his Quartet and performing some of the greatest songs of our time, including many made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Michael BublĂ©. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Victoria Newton with The Graham Wood Quartet
Victoria is well known to Perth audiences as one of our finest vocalists and an exciting and dynamic performer. After spending 18 years in the UK as a leading singer and songwriter in the jazz and popular music field. She has appeared at many festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe including Queille in France, The Ingolstadt Jazz Festival in Germany, The Oxford Literary Festival, Marlborough and Swanage Jazz Festivals in the UK, Pizza Express, the 606 Club and The Jazz CafĂ© in London where she supported Terence Blanchard and performed with Ronny Jordan. Graham is Ellington co-owner and Director of Music at WAAPA. He is one of Australia’s leading Jazz pianist and has toured extensively nationally and internationally as well as working with many renowned international artists. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Accumulated Gestures
The Accumulated Gestures return to the Ellington for their first gig of 2012! Having released their debut LP 'A More Permanent Impermanence', the Gestures are ready to hit the stage again for a much anticipated return performance. The Gestures Ellington shows have long been considered the best way to catch this band live. With additional new material from the new album and the debut of a few new surprises in the Gestures sound palette, this is an Accumulated Gestures gig not to be missed! Donovan de Souza - Vocals, Casey Ormond - Keys, Synthesizers and Talk Box, Michelle Anderson - Guitar, Julien Zanin - Bass, John Brown - Drums, Ben Smith - Trumpet, Sean Little - Sax and Synthesizers and Katie Hodson - Trombone. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Allira Wilson and Jamie Oehlers Quintet
Allira Wilson is quickly emerging as one of Western Australia’s greatest young talents, whose musical approach has been described as “brave and raw as it is supple and intricate”.  Allira has performed at many venues including the Ellington Jazz Club, with performances under her own name. Winner of the 2003 World Saxophone Competition and 2007 Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, Jamie Oehlers performs in a quartet setting that is in high demand at gigs and festivals around Australia and the world. His last CD "On a Clear Day" was winner of the ABC Limelight Award for best Jazz Release, with his previous 3 being recipients of Australian Jazz Bell Awards for Best Modern Jazz Release. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm John Mayer Trio - Try tribute
Longtime listeners have seen it coming. It was only a matter of time before John Mayer dropped the pop star pretense and proved he could really bring it. After seven Grammy Awards and selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide, something convinced Mayer it was time to take his game to the next level. From this, the John Mayer Trio was born with the renowned Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino. For the first time, Andy Hopkins with help from Josh Hopkins and Matt Bell bring this energy to the Ellington stage. Prepare to get loose and colorful. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 3.00pm Jazz Voyces
This fresh Perth based group now takes to the Ellington stage to perform some sensational jazz standards and soulful spirituals. With a lineup of twenty-five vocalists and rhythm section, this evening promises to pack all the punch you'd expect from big band jazz. The group is fast making a name for itself premiering works never before heard in Perth or in fact the world. VOYCES seeks to be an interactive and involved performing group in the local WA and wider Australian musical community. VOYCES is an innovative and versatile group which challenges the stereotype about choral music. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Liam Burrows (Sydney)
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 23rd April Song Lounge
Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Andy Newman, Holly and Tom, Junior Bowles and Helen Shanahan. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:
April 28 James Flynn with The Adrian Cunningham Quartet (NYC)
May 2 The Airbenders (Adelaide)
May 6 Eran James (Melbourne)
May 11 & 12 Kristin Beradi (Sydney)
May 18 & 19 (Late shows) Natasha Mousuff (Melbourne) EP Launch
May 20 Hannibal Means (Austria/USA)
May 25 & 26 Hank Marvin Quartet
May 27 Barney McAll (NYC)
May 30 & 31 Bob Hirst (NYC)
June 2 Josh Kyle (Melbourne)
June 3 Sean Coffin (Sydney)
June 4 & 5 Samuel Yirga Quartet (Ethiopia)
June 14, 15 & 16 Tim Freedman (The Whitlams) Fireside Chat
June 19 Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston (UK)
June 28 Nadia Ackerman (NYC)
July 27 & 28 Narissa Campbell (NYC)
August 9 Bob Barrett (USA)

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