Monday, August 13, 2012

George Garzone (USA) headlines this week at The Ellington


THE man of the tenor saxophone - George Garzone - is back in town for two exclusive show on Saturday and Sunday. George is without doubt one of the worlds leading jazz musicians and not to be missed. Other great shows of note include Rick Webster's CD launch (Wednesday), Mike Pigneguy Awakenings Ensemble (Thursday) and a double dose of Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt on Friday and Saturday late.

MONDAY 6.30pm JTC Jazz

John XXIII College will present an evening jam-packed with talent, featuring a swing band, a capella singers, junior and senior saxophone quartets, a flute ensemble, a guitar quartet and six excellent soloists. The event is open to the public, but tickets will no doubt be snapped up very quickly by parents – so get in fast! Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Death and a Cure - Bedouin Sea - Jack and Jill

Hopeful Productions and Gravity Tour would like to invite you to a night of music and community. Performances will be held by local folk artists Death and a cure, Bedouin Sea and Jack and Jill. The purpose of Gravity Tour is simple, and that is to bring people together. We exist to present hope and find help for people struggling with depression, suicide and addiction. We believe that the first step to finding hope in these situations is to come into community and start talking about these issues. Chad Moses from To Write Love On Her Arms (USA) will be sharing his personal story of struggles and redemption throughout the evening. Profits from the evening will go towards expanding this message and reaching youth across Australia to help make mental health resources more accessible and well known. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Rick Webster EP launch featuring Allira Wilson

Tonight will be the launch of Rick's new EP "The Rick Webster Project" featuring Allira WIlson on vocals. Combining the influences of Robben Ford, Steely dan , Mark Knopfler , Corinne Bailey Rae, John Mayer, Joss Stone and others, Rick has written a unique collection of pop/jazz tunes that is not to be missed. In a variety of groups Rick has been seen supporting artists ranging from Hank Marvin to Daryl Braithwaite , Thirsty Merc , Peter Combe , The Choirboys , Mark Seymore , Ruby Rose and American Jazz guitarist Royce Campbell. Rick was recently nominated for a WAM award for best Jazz act of 2012 after his self titled Debut EP was released mid last year. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Mike Pigneguy Awakenings Ensemble

The Awakenings Ensemble returns to the Ellington this August after a dazzling launch late last year. The show, led by Michael Pign√©guy, introduced listeners to an array of fresh new sounds. Since the performance at The Ellington last year, musicians from Tunisia, Syria, the Ukraine, Egypt, The US, England, Lebanon and South Africa have collaborated with Michael during many recording sessions. The combined results are now represented in a new CD entitled SPEAK which will receive its Australian release at the show. Joining Michael on drums will be Tom O’Halloran (keyboards), Simon Jeans (Guitar), Paul Tanner (Vibes and percussion), Iain Robbie (percussion), Peter Jeavons (Basses), Jeremy Greig (trombone) and Carl Mackey (saxes). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm The Glyn McDonald Trio

The group draws influence from diverse ends of the musical spectrum. From classical through to Latin, and coupled with a knack for infectious toe-tappin’ swing, their collective works rest comfortably on a bed of groove-oriented originality. "Glyn serves it up. He isn’t into just playing chords and devices but rather describing things with music, describing specific feelings or abstract concepts. He has a vision and his music will take you there if you allow it." Barney Mcall - New York pianist. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Libby Hammer Quintet

A favourite among Perth audiences and musicians alike, jazz vocalist Libby Hammer brings an explosion of energy, vocal style and personality to the Ellington stage. Along with a top notch quartet, Libby delivers fun yet dramatic interpretations of a repertoire that stretches from classic to quirky. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt

Perth's king and queen of soul join forces to bring you Deuces... A night of simply the best R&B and Soul Duets. Some favourites new and old, borrowed from the legends themselves to leave you breathless and craving more. Musically connected since childhood, the voices of Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt innately compliment and tastefully intertwine, a true delight to listening ears. Armed with the finest band in town, allow the soulful harmonies to surround you, and the killer grooves to move you. It's live music at it's best....it's Deuces. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Trevor Jalla Trio

One might not immediately perceive a 33-year old Perth-based Malaysian as being a torchbearer for a brand of music deeply entrenched in African-American history and culture. However, to witness a performance by Trevor Jalla is testimony to the true nature of the blues – a deep expression of yearning and earnest hope, a medium of communication that spans borders and generations, a language that speaks from the heart, to the heart. Having played festival and club dates across Australia, USA, Europe and Asia over the past fifteen years, Jalla is no stranger to the stage. Most notable appearances include a May 2012 performance at the inaugural KL International Jazz Festival, headlined by luminaries such as Ahmad Jamal, Incognito and Hiromi feat. Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm George Garzone (USA) 

Saxophonist George Garzone is a legendary tenorman who has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader. He is without doubt one of the leading Jazz performers in the world and has lead the iconic Boston band "The Fringe" for 40 years. He is a true Jazz legend of the highest order having performed with Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Brian Blade, Al Foster, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Dave Holland, Christian McBride, Gary Peacock as well as performances with Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Engelberg Humperdink, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, Liberace, New Kids on The Block, Elvis Presley and The Temptations. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm George Garzone (USA)

See Saturday listing. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 20th August 7.00pm 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 Vive Oldham, Daisy Clover, Kris Kingwell and Rose Parker. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

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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