Monday, July 30, 2012

This week at The Ellington - A Saucy Little Secret

A must see show over six nights at the early time of 6pm, written and devised here in Perth and featuring a handful of our finest performers - A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth – One week only. Join the masterful musician Scott Tinkler who will be sure to make a high octane impact on Thursdays audience. And we say bye bye to Ben Falle this weekend before he moves to Miami to study his Masters with a featured late show on Saturday, and the much anticipated Abbey-Foster-Falle “Brotherhood” Album Pre-Launch on Sunday. 

MONDAY 30th July 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth – One week only

Don’t miss this opportunity to see HMS PopUp Productions ‘A Saucy Little Secret’, a masterful modern theatre cabaret following the lives of five strong women whose music and attitudes influenced the development of modern music, queer lifestyle and racial tolerance. Famous not only for their music, but also for their progressive and alternative attitudes to sexuality, race issues and relationships, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Ethel Waters and Alberta Hunter, all broke into the music scene through the buffet flats and rent houses of Harlem, but rose to be successful and wealthy recording artists in their own right. Perth’s premier jazz, soul and blues musicians come together to share their untold stories. Kali Caramia, Libby Hammer, Odette Mercy, Natalie Gillespie and Harry Deluxe give five daring performances, weaving their way through stories both dangerous and decadent, often tragic and comic all at once. Spectacular Perth celebrity, Magnus Danger Magnus, holds court with the ladies as a most engaging, and slightly dangerous, Maitre D. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 30th July 7.30pm Chamber Jam

Chamber Jam @ The Ellington is a night of chamber music in Perth like no other.  Join some of Australia’s leading musicians in three outstanding ensembles performing in one of Perth’s most intimate live music venues. Featuring Skittle Alley Trio, Jonathan Paget & Craig Lake & PSO Cello section presents "Spicks and Spikes". This talented group of ladies that make up the Perth Symphony Orchestra Cello section come together for one night only as they celebrate all things cello. Spicks and Spikes will perform cello-sextets and quartets, featuring works in the classical and popular styles. Prepare to be swept away with the lyrical romance of this beautiful instrument and stunned at its versatility. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 6.00pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth

- see Monday listing. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Ezereve

Ezereve is changing the world for those less fortunate one song at a time. Following five sell out nights at the Ellington Jazz Club, Ezereve is a singer with a story to tell. Blessed with angelic looks, a beautiful voice, and poignant songs full of emotion and messages she has set her heart on using her talent to raise money to support the causes she is passionate about. Vocals/Guitar: Ezereve, Keys: Matt Bolt, Guitar: Chris Gibbs, Drums: Matt Ferguson, Bass: Jonathan Carruthers, Backing Vocals: Bernardine Grigson, and Special Guest: Solomon Pitt. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 6.00pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth

- see Monday listing. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The PJS presents The Collaboratory Jamie Oehlers - Pete Jeavons - Daniel Susnjar and Chris Tarr

Join the Perth Jazz Society on the first Wednesday of each month 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. Four of Australia's musical giants come together for this 'chordless quartet'. Performing free from the harmonic hold of a piano or guitar, this inventive collective will be sure to inspire and push the creative possibilities of the group to its limits. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 6.00pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth

- see Monday listing. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Scott Tinkler (Melbourne) 

Scott Tinkler (born Melbourne, Australia 1965) is an Australian trumpeter and composer. Current projects include Chiri with the Australian drummer Simon Barker and Korean Pansori singer Bae Il Dong. In 2011 at the invitation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, Chiritoured to Korea, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan finishing with a performance at the Smithsonian in Washington USA. Tinkler is also involved in an ongoing solo project that utilises extended and prepared trumpet techniques. His first solo trumpet album called Backwards was released by Extreme in 2007. Tinkler is a founding member and the Associate Artistic Director of the Art Orchestra. Featuring Jamie Oehlers (sax), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Jacob Evans (drums). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth

- see Monday listing. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Jamie Oehlers' Blowfish with Allira Wilson

Come and experience the powerful sound of this amazing 7 piece band. Performing a selection of arrangements from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. Also the wonderful vocal talents of Allira Wilson will delight in this very special performance with an all star line-up of; Scott Tinkler - Trumpet, Sean Little - Alto Saxophone, Jamie Oehlers - Tenor saxophone, Blake Phillips - Trombone, Graham Wood - piano, Karl Florisson - bass, Jacob Evans - drums and Allira Wilson - vocals. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Ben Falle farewell show

Join us for a special farewell show to one of most in demand drummers before he heads to Miami to study his Masters. Ben has been a cornerstone of the late shows for the last 3 years as well as fantastic Jazz drummer. You can expect a high energy affair with more special guest than you can poke a stick at. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth

- see Monday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Penny King Quintet

reflecting her wide range of influences, from Billie Holiday to Beady Belle, Duke Ellington to Kurt Elling, Joni Mitchell to Bjork, and all stops in between.  With her hard swinging style, impeccable phrasing and intonation, and distinctive interpretations, Penny and her band ensure that every show is truly a unique experience. Penny will be joined this evening by a power house rhythm section featuring Graham Wood on Piano, Simon Jeans on guitar, Nick Abbey on bass and Ben Falle on drums. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Jana Chanelle and The Prescription

Jana Chanelle & The Prescription are bringing back old school funk and soul for a big night at The Ellington Jazz Club. Featuring the sensational talent of young vocalist Jana Chanelle and the flavorful sounds of her 4 piece band, Jana Chanelle & The Prescription ensure you a groovin' good time. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Abbey-Foster-Falle “Brotherhood” Album Pre-Launch

Abbey/Foster/Falle is an exciting modern jazz trio from Perth. You’ve no doubt often seen these guys supporting other artists at the Ellington, but this is the time to see them perform their own original music together in their favorite setting. The group, featuring Nick Abbey (bass), Chris Foster (piano), and Ben Falle (drums), have each completed a Bachelor of Music (with First Class Honours) at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and are in-demand session musicians, having played with the likes of John Scofield, Paul Grabowsky, James Morrison, George Garzone, Lucy Durack, Kate Cebrano, David Campbell, Ernest Ranglin, Peter Combe, and Optamus, to name a few! Tonight is a pre-launch gig to celebrate the completion of the recording sessions, and to raise funds to finish the mastering and pressing of the album. The album can be pre-ordered on the night, and will be posted out once it is complete. If you can’t wait that long to register your support, please head to to see what the fuss is all about and preorder or make a charitable donation. There are also a bunch of other great rewards on offer, so make sure to check it out! Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

August 7 Howard Levy (USA)
August 9 Bob Garrett (USA)
August 10 Briana Cowlishaw (Sydney)
August 18 & 19 George Garzone, (USA)
August 23 Daniel Gassin Quartet (Melbourne)
August 25 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)
August 31st Tim Hart (Sydney)
September 15 (6pm and 9pm) Sarah Mcleod (Sydney)
September 21 & 22 Gian Slater (Melbourne)
September 27 Emma Hamilton (Sydney)
September 28 & 29 Aaron Goldberg (NYC)
October 17 & 19 Simon Barker (Sydney)
October 20 Elly Hoyt (Melbourne)
October 26 Mark Wilkinson (Sydney)
October 27 & 28 The Lighthouse Trio (UK)
October 31st and Nov 1 Ernesto Cervini quartet (Canada/USA)
November 14 Scottie Miller (USA)
November 29 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 

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