Monday, June 11, 2012

Tim Freedman (The Whitlams) headlines this week at The Ellington

Book now for one of the six special shows we are presenting by Whitlams front man Tim Freedman. It is no surprise that Tim's solo shows have become as popular as his band shows because The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of his songs, which is laid bare when the rock adornments are removed. Another Jazz get away to check out is The Ellington presents Jazz in July at The Rottnest Hotel. Why not book for a winter weekender and check out some great jazz while you're at it. Click here for more info 

MONDAY 7.00pm Jodi's Marathon Fundraising Night Running4BumiSehat
Featuring local group Seeds of the Sea with meaningful lyrics and beauitul harmonies they are bound to take you on a sweet ride. Next is Natie making her vocal debut and joining her for a rhyme will be Ryan the Apprentice. Followed by the one and only Just Sax - the exciting and dynamic sax quartet that will keep you on the edge of your seats. The night will be rounded off by Meg Mac and the Squeeze - a funky 5 piece that also feature this weekend for the Friday late set. If you're passionate about women's rights then you should get behind this cause. A member of the Ellington team Jodi Fagan is pounding the pavement in aid of raising awareness and funds for the plight of birthing women worldwide. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Graham Wood Quartet with special guest Ali Bodycoat - members free tonight.
Wine tasting upstairs from 7.00pm. A great chance to enjoy some great Jazz, taste some fine wine and have a fun night out with other Ellington members and guests. The sublime Ali Bodycoat will be singing a range of fabulous standards and will be joined by Graham at the piano, James Sandon (sax), Nick Abbey (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums). Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Jamie Oehlers Quartet
The past two years have been busy for Jamie. Jamie has toured and recorded with Ari Hoenig, performed in New York and around Australia with George Garzone, performed with Charlie Haden, Eric Harland, Reuben Rogers and Bob Hurst as part of the Melbourne Jazz Festival, has recorded two new albums of standards with Paul Grabowsky and has maintained his own festival and club appearances around the globe with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Lost and Found, the Paul Grabowsky Sextet and Blowfish. Featuring Nick Abbey (bass), Jacob Evans (drums) and Tal Cohen (piano). Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 6.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
Get set for an incredible evening of grand pianos, sweet melodies and a few pointed opinions. Already renowned as a raconteur between songs, this year Tim will link the tunes together with some extended yarns such as "  "How I learned to stop worrying and hate Triple J" and "Why did Caroline Overington called my father a Jewish accountant". Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an ARIA Group of the Year with a string of gold & multi-platinum albums. His songs of charming well-crafted cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House. Late last year Tim released his solo debut “Australian Idle” and toured with his new band "The Idle". The album is an unabashedly joyful 70's piano-pop outing, and the first single, a remake of Billy Field's “ You Weren't in Love With Me”,  is enjoying extensive airplay nationally. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 9.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 9.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Meg Mac and The Squeeze
Meg Mac & the Squeeze bring you a sensual mix of old school soul and uptown funk, featuring the formidable talent of young starlet Megan McInerney and a powerhouse three-piece horn section, The Squeeze guarantee a juicy good time. Solid enough groove to provide an embarrassing moment for the best of us, come down and get your late night squeeze with Meg Mac & The Squeeze. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 9.00pm Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat
See Thursday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Rocksteady
Creating some of the most exciting hybrids of music in its wake, the emergence and diversity of Australian hip hop is taking on many forms as it develops. And as the pioneering acts continue to push the envelope, a second generation of artists - ones influenced by the first wave of Australian hip hop - are emerging as their progeny. Recording his first song with Downsyde's Dazastah at the unbelievable age of 13; Paulie P is part of the next generation of Australian hip hop artists who are stepping up to the level of Australia's best, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their influences. Dale Boaden - guitar, Sid Patni - Keys, Robin Murray - Double Bass, Garo Tanzi - Drums, Sam Nafie - Vocals and Paulie P - MC. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Saffron Sharp
Saffron Sharp will be playing a hot set of intense ballads and roaring swing tunes on the Ellington's warm winter stage. Saffron's unique way of connecting with the audience has been reflected on many times by some of the current jazz leaders in the Australian jazz industry. Her warmth in communicating a melody can only come from her experience playing in duo and trio settings for years. Saffron shines as she takes this intimate feeling deep into a song drawing the audience to silence. The Ellington's performance space is an exciting venue to see Saffron as she takes advantage of the full band making standards fresh with the twist of a young musician. Piano - Tal Cohen, Drums - Jacob Evans, Bass - Nick Abbey and Trumpet - Adrian Kelly. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 18th June Song Lounge
Presented by North Street Music, Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Alanna Eileen, Billie Rogers, Bianca Jade and Ryan Webb. Click here for tickets

Coming Soon
June 19 Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston (UK)
June 27 Nadia Ackerman (NYC)
June 28 Benny Lackner Trio (USA)
July 7 - 28 Jazz in July @ The Rottnest Hotel
July 19 Troy Roberts (USA)
July 27 & 28 Narissa Campbell (NYC)
August 2 Scott Tinkler (Melbourne)
August 7 Howard Levy (USA)
August 9 Bob Barrett (USA)
August 18 & 19 George Garzone, (USA)
August 23 Daniel Gassin (Melbourne)
August 25 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)
August 31st Tim Hart (Sydney)
September 21 & 22 Gian Slater (Melbourne)
September 28 & 29 Aaron Goldberg (NYC)
October 27 & 28 The Lighthouse Trio (UK)
November 6 & 7 Cyrille Aimee (USA/France)

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