Monday, July 2, 2012

Daniel Susnjar and Matt Jodrell headline this weekend at The Ellington

Join us this Sunday with two of our finest musical exports Daniel Susnjar (Miami) and Matt Jodrell (New York) for an Afro Peruvian Jazz experience not to be missed. Other fine expats in town include Callum G'Froerer who is launching his new CD tonight with fellow recent Melbournian Brett Thompson. Another very special night is Ecila featuring Allira Wilson with special guests Cal Squared on Tuesday - this will feature music from one of our finest composers (Alice Humphries), performed by some of our finest musicians. Read down for much more great music this week at The Ellington.

MONDAY 2nd July Callum G'Froerer CD launch

After relocating to Melbourne in February 2012, Perth-raised trumpet player Callum G'Froerer returns to The Ellington for one night only with new compositions reflecting the last few months of development. Joining him is guitarist Brett Thompson, who also moved to Melbourne this year for further study. The two will perform in their long standing duo setting, and for parts of the evening they will be by friends Robin Murray on bass and Greg Brenton on drums. Callum G'Froerer (trumpet), Brett Thompson (guitar), Robin Murray (bass) and Greg Brenton (drums). Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Ecila featuring Allira Wilson with special guests Cal Squared

Ecila is an eclectic group of musicians from different musical backgrounds brought together by Alice Humphries in 2010 to play her compositions and arrangements.  The music mixes new classical and jazz sensibilities and features some great up and coming talent in the Australian music scene. The night will feature the beautiful vocals of Allira Wilson as well as some quirky interludes from trumpet/vibraphone duo Cal Squared (Callum G’froerer and Callum Moncrieff). Ecila will be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the days after the gig so come and get a preview! Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory with Freddie Grigson Jeremy Greig and Lewis Moody

Stalwarts of the WA jazz community, Freddie Grigson and Jeremy Greig have played with and influenced many world class musicians, but have never met in this context. Completing the trio will be the talented young Lewis Moody, fleshing things out with soulful sounds of the organ. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Blanche Dubois

Touring the country through May - June, this will be the band's only Perth show for a few months so don't miss your chance to catch the girls live before they take a brief hiatus and hibernate for the winter. Blanche DuBois' music is a unique blend of sweet acoustic pop, tinged with a hint of country and a smattering of heart. It's the beauty in the ordinary, the every day. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Simon Jeans Trio 

The Simon Jeans Trio first performed together featuring this line up with Simon, Pete and Ric over 15 years ago at the fondly remembered Greenwich club performing all original works, and has reunited on many occasions. This evening's performance will consist of a mix of standards and instrumental covers, as well as the occasional original composition, all featuring the empathy, interplay and sensitivity that comes from the members having maintained their musical relationship over the years. Simon Jeans - guitar, Pete Jeavons - bass and Ric Eastman - drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Ali Bodycoat Quintet

A perennial Ellington favorite, Ali Bodycoat has been performing professionally in the Jazz scene throughout venues in Western Australia since 1995 with her Trio, Quartet and Quintet. Recent shows have received critical acclaim including Minor Major Marlene - based on the work of Marlene Dietrich and Franklin - a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Book soon for what is sure to be a sell out show. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Empire with special guest Chris Travaglini

Empire's performance brings top quality musicianship to mainstream audiences whilst revamping mainstream music for the more accomplished listener who appreciates talent and skill. Vocalist Ryan Thornicroft's impeccably trained voice and incredible ability to improvise provides an energetic front for the water-tight quintet that is Empire. Joined this evening by incredible young saxophonist Chris Travaglini - don't miss out!! Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Bronwyn Sprogowski Trio

Bronwynn Sprogowski is an established vocal artist in Perth’s jazz scene known for her smooth, swinging sweet vocal style. Influenced by the sounds of jazz from an early age, Bronwynn is certain to impress with her delightful deliverance of jazz standards. Tonight Bronwynn will be performing with Glyn McDonald (piano) and Pete Jeavons (Bass). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Shameem - National Tour Launch

Fresh off support shows for such greats as Ronan Keating and Belinda Carlisle, Shameem & band are launching their first national tour, following up on the success of their recently released, self-titled album. Come and enjoy the sublime vocals of this soulful songstress, and the passionate, emotional stories she tells through her music. Shameem's hard-grooving band are: Harry Winton (guitar), Tal Cohen (keys), Robin Murray (bass), Bronton Ainsworth (drums) and Astrid Ripepi (backing vocals). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Empire with special guest Harry Winton

See Friday listing plus Harry Winton (guitar). Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz Group featuring Mat Jodrell

USA based drummer/percussionist/composer/educator Daniel Susnjar has performed/recorded with a host of world-class musicians including Chris Potter, Victor Wooten, Joshua Redman, Pharrell Williams, Sammy Figueroa, Terence Blanchard, Take 6, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Gary Burton, Sam Rivers, Greg Osby, Geoffrey Keezer and Dave Douglas. The Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian jazz group plays music influenced by Daniel's travels to Peru as well as performances USA-wide with the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet, and appears as a guest on their latest CD released in May 2012. Currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Daniel will be releasing his debut album later this year featuring top shelf musicians from New York City, Miami and Peru. Mat Jodrell- trumpet, Tom O'Halloran- piano, Pete Jeavons- bass, Iain Robbie- cajon and Daniel Susnjar- drums. Click here for tickets

MONDAY July 9th 7.00pm An Intimate Evening with Paula P and Friends supporting Youth Focus

Stepping right off The Battle Stage from Channel 9's TV show ''The Voice'' Australia where she wow'd us with her rendition of Adele's ''Dont you remember'' and  “Back to Black”  is Perths' own Diva of Soul “Powerhouse Paula P”. Having seen the effects personally of teenage suicide and depression, Paula believes that we should raise awareness and help where we can. Donations will be accepted on the night for this wonderful organization. The other half of the proceeds will go towards Paula’s EP production and we look forward to seeing you on July 9th. Please book early. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

July 7 - 28 The Ellington presents Jazz in July @ The Rottnest Hotel
July 12 9.30am and 11am Ellington for kids

July 19 Troy Roberts (USA)
July 27 & 28 Narissa Campbell (NYC)
August 2 Scott Tinkler (Melbourne)
August 7 Howard Levy (USA)
August 9 Bob Garrett (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)
Calling all WA Jazz composers - entries for WAM Song of the Year 2012 are now open until Monday 30th July. The Jazz Category is sponsored by the Ellington Jazz Club. Click here for full competition details.

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