Monday, May 7, 2012

Kristin Berardi (Sydney) headlines this week at The Ellington

Don't miss the wonderful Sydney based singer Kristin Berardi, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, this Friday and Saturday joined by Tom O'Halloran quartet. Also great new shows this week from Edie Green (Tuesday), PJS The Collaboratory (Wednesday) and Sly-tly on Thursday. Also pop in on Saturday for for a farewell to Andy Fisenden before he relocates to Sydney.

MONDAY 7.00pm Trinity College Jazz
Join Trinity College as they present what promises to be an exciting evening filled with smooth melodies, vibrant rhythms, dazzling interpretations of classic tunes as well as innovative original compositions. You will be entertained by the college Swing Band, Jazz Combo, rock bands including resident rock band Three Hands One Hoof as well as the percussion ensemble and a guest surprise performance. The fresh faced students of these established ensembles look forward to sharing their love of music with you at The Ellington. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Edie Green
Fresh- faced Edie Green will have your feet tapping with her charming guitar and beautiful voice. She has played at the Nannup Music Festival, in Perth's OnWilliam festival and as a part of WAMi Festival, catching people's attention with her catchy acoustic indie pop tunes. Edie just wants to have a bit of fun and share her music with you. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory with Victoria Newton James Sandon Karl Florrison
Join the PJS on the first Wednesday of each month (2nd Monday in May) at The Ellington to see fresh and exciting collaborations between established local musicians. This new PJS series will see established artists exercise their creative muscles, performing music in interesting and unusual combinations. Get ready to see the best in a whole new way. Victoria Newton (vocals) + James Sandon (saxophone) + Karl Florrison (bass) With a career traversing a multitude of musical styles, Victoria Newton is one of the most interesting and diverse contemporary vocalists around. Joining her in this most unusual of trios is multi-instrumentalist James Sandon and young gun Karl Florrison - both of whom share Newton's broad experience of contemporary styles. Come along and see what they cook up. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Sly-tly The Music of John Abercrombie
Guitarist John Abercrombie has been a mainstay of the contemporary jazz scene for over 40 years, including countless albums as a leader or sideman on the esteemed ECM label. His collaborations with the music world's elite in multiple genres have included artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Jan Garbarek and John Scofield to name but a few, all the while developing a personal, distinctive and recognisable style on the electric and acoustic guitar. John Abercrombie's influence may be discerned in many of today's acclaimed jazz guitar players, and his music will be celebrated tonight in a performance by guitarist Simon Jeans with Carl Mackey (saxophones), Graham Wood (keys) and Andy Fisenden (drums). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm The 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. Russell’s sensitive style is supported by Matt Willis on bass and Mike Perkins is currently filling for Daniel Susnjar on drums, creating an interactive, unique and inspiring ensemble whose overall essence is one pure and authentic voice. With an increasing number of original compositions being included in both recordings and live sets, The Russell Holmes Trio promise a satisfying jazz experience. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Kristin Berardi (Sydney)
Her accolades include winning the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition in 2006, supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007, winning the National Freedman Fellowship 2007, and most recently being honoured with the National Australian Bell Award for the Best Jazz Vocal Album for 2010. She has numerous albums, the most recent being her Bell Award winning duo album with the incredible Australian/NZ guitarist James Sherlock "If you were There" and her self titled band album on the Jazzhead label featuring all Berardi original works. She has successfully completed tours in Europe and has performed locally, nationally and internationally at Jazz Festivals and Jazz Clubs, such as New York and Germany and Indonesia. She is joined tonight by Tom O'Halloran quartet. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Kanye West - Interpretations
THis show has been rescheduled due to illness in April. Inspired by the underground hip hop and jazz scene in New york, Matt Bell and Danny Martin bring you interpretations of the music of Kanye West. As of 2012, West has won a total of eighteen Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time.  Tonight expect music like the man: unpredictable, sometimes controversial but always brilliant.  Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Kristin Berardi (Sydney)
See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm The Dynamites (Andy's farewell gig)
Come and check this awesome band featuring the one and only soul master Danny Martin on vocals, teamed with phenomenal vocal and bass forces of Simon Fisenden. The dynamite is triggered from the drums by the man who needs no introduction to Ellington audiences - Mr. Andy Fisenden, while young guns Harry Winton (guitar) and Lewis Moody (keyboards) will pack some serious fire power. Special guest this evening is Graham Wood who will be undertaking his new found role as stunt keyboardist. Andy is moving to Sydney next week so head on down for a great night. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Random Act
Random Act is an 8 piece swing/blues band with a dynamic, gutsy sound designed to get you dancing on the outside – or on the inside if that’s your style. Kate Hodgkin on vocals (as seen with WASWE Swing and 'Harry Deluxe and friends'), Luci Anderson on alto, Ivan Shaw on tenor (from 'Booty Jooce'), Barry Telfer on trumpet (from 'Lola Goes To Town'), Geoff Connor on bass (from 'One Thousand Years'), Grant Ingvarson on guitar, Dave Cohen on keys and exciting new young drummer, Tyler Michie (currently at WAAPA) bring a diverse range of musical experience and taste to their playlist which ranges from from soul to funk to rock and a smattering of swing, and to their sound - dynamic, tight and gutsy. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the Act. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:
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 (UK)
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 27 Nadia Ackerman (NYC)
June 28 Benny Lackner Trio (USA)
July 19 Troy Roberts (USA)
July 27 & 28 Narissa Campbell (NYC)
August 2 Scott Tinkler (Melbourne)
August 9 Bob Barrett (USA)
August 18 & 19 George Garzone, (USA)
August 23 Daniel Gassin (Melbourne)
August 25 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)

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