Monday, August 6, 2012

Howard Levy (USA) headlines this week at The Ellington

The legendary Howard Levy returns for a special concert Tuesday and a workshop Wednesday. Also the amazing US trumpeter Bob Garrett will be guesting on Thursday night. Don't miss Briana Cowlishaw (Syndey) on Friday and the return of the young trad jazz torch bearers Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm.

MONDAY 6.30pm Hale School Jazz - SOLD OUT

The evening will showcase four ensembles from the School: their Middle School Jazz ensemble, the Hale Jazz Combo, the Hale Jazz Orchestra and the Hale Stage Band. Unfortunately all tickets are sold out for this show.

TUESDAY 8.00pm Howard Levy 

Howard Levy is a musician without limits. His musical adventures include journeys into jazz, pop, rock, world music, Latin, classical, folk, blues, country, theater, and film. He has appeared on hundred of cd’s, won a Grammy (1997), won a Joseph Jefferson Award (1986) for Best Original Music for a Play, and has performed many times on American and European television and radio. Universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Howard developed a fully chromatic style on the standard 10 - hole diatonic harmonica, revolutionizing harmonica playing and taking the instrument into totally new territory. Howard was a founding member of the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Graham Wood - piano, Nick Abbey - bass and Chris Tarr - drums.Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 6.00pm Howard Levy workshop

Don't miss this very rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a music industry legend. Come armed with questions and be prepared for an insight into this wonderful musician. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm WAYJO Charles Mingus Tribute

As part of a continuing series of concerts celebrating the jazz greats, WAYJO celebrates 90 years since the birth of Charles Mingus. One of the most important figures in twentieth century music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Experience some of WA's brightest young jazz talent as WAYJO tackles some of Mingus' hard swingin', soulful and hugely influential tunes in this Tribute Series concert. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Bob Garrett (USA)

Bob Garrett was born in Kansas City, Missouri and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education form Central Methodist University. During this period of schooling he was chosen to perform with the All-American Collegiate Showband at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida.  Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy as a musician and moved to Naples, Italy. For the following nine years Bob toured Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Untied States. After his service he relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana where he performed in nearly every genre of music and earned a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans. Bob has performed with Atruro Sandoval, Maynard Ferguson, Marvin Stammer, Roger Ingram, Pete Christlieb, Diffuse Jackson,  Schuur, Ronnie Milsap, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, In The Mood, and circus bands, cruise ship orchestras and various bands in Kansas City, New Olreans, and Seattle. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Jamie Oehlers Trio

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 and Reuben Rogers 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. Make sure you check him out in trio format for the early Friday show. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Briana Cowlishaw (Syndey)

Sydney based vocalist Briana Cowlishaw appears to be making leaps and bounds with her mesmerizing voice, incessant creativity and remarkable flair for composition. At just 22 years of age, after a recent 3 month trip to New York in 2010, Briana has just released of her debut album ‘When Fiction Comes to Life’ in Australia, June 2011. The album of original compositions was recorded and co-produced with some of New York’s greatest jazz musicians; Aaron Goldberg (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), Gregory Hutchinson (drums), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) and Mike Moreno (guitar). Catch her this evening with Tom O'Halloran (piano), Peter Jeavons (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums). 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 8.00pm Fiona Lawe Davies Trio

Fiona Lawe Davies with Chris Foster and Nick Abbey. Vocalist and Ellington regular Fiona Lawe Davies is back in August 2012 in her inimitable trio lineup with Chris Foster and Nick Abbey. Those who have already witnessed her superb live performance need no introduction to Fiona’s perfectly crafted stage presence and uniquely pure vocal style. Chris Foster (piano) and Nick Abbey (double bass) are standout artists on the Perth jazz scene with extraordinary facility and sincerity. In collaboration, the trio bring you jazz with some indie grit – a beguiling blend of their interpretations of some favourite jazz standards alongside original arrangements of songs ranging from post punk to pop via trip hop. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Ali Bodycoat Quintet

Ali Bodycoat has been performing professionally in the Jazz scene throughout venues in Western Australia since 1995 with her Trio, Quartet and Quintet. Ali has performed at the Perth Jazz Society, Jazz Fremantle, Perth and Fremantle Festivals and worked consistently in Musical Theatre with yellow glass theatre inc since studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002. Recent shows have received critical acclaim including Minor Major Marlene - based on the work of Marlene Dietrich and Franklin - a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Empire

Empire are gaining momentum around Perth by leaving audiences in popular nightspots mesmerised by their surprisingly fresh interpretations of forgotten favorites and new releases. Empire are a group of five energetic WAAPA performance majors, recognised as the top of their class in each of their chosen disciplines. The five passionate musicians came together after frequently performing as the preferred support for vocalist colleagues in ensembles. Ryan Thornicroft - Vocals, Sid Pattni - Keys, Nick Pontin - Guitar, Tom Drouet - Drums and Ash Sinclair - Bass. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm

Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm; a high-octane drove of young jazz mavericks determined to bring you all the explosive energy of the roaring 20's with a unique twist! EXPERIENCE the band that critics have described! WITNESS the awe-inspiring entertainment that leaves audiences wanting to never go home! Watch in shock and admiration as they blow your mind with the sound of pure delight. If you don't leave with a smile on your face, they'll eat their respective hats! Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm is: Cam "Beans" Buma on the trombone, Sam Timmerman on the trumpet, Tom Greble on Clarinet/Reeds, Malcolm Mah on the Bass Fiddle, "Crazy" Dave Gryl on the drums and Lil' Steve Vacca is the Banjo Man. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

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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