Monday, August 20, 2012

This week at The Ellington

If you missed the incredible performances by George Garzone this weekend then good news - we have an encore performance scheduled for Thursday due to a last minute cancellation. Other shows of note include the enigmatic Adam Page who will return for a special performance Tuesday, Jamie Oehlers CD launch on Wednesday, the sublime Hetty Kate from Melbourne on Saturday night and The Ellington debut for wonderful indigenous singer Gina Williams on Sunday. Book now for a special late show on Saturday as Empire farewell singer Ryan Thornicroft (this show will sell out for sure).

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 - Inspired by fiercely creative and intelligent women like St Vincent, Bat For Lashes and Florence Welsh. Daisy Clover - 60s folk inspired pop sounds mixed with her sweet vocal melodies and empowering driving guitar riffs and emotive build-ups. Kris Kingwell - Kris' music reflects her love for people and community, and displays strong influences from the folk era and Rose Parker - a wonderful mix of folk, alt country, blues and gospel. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Adam Page (NZ)

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away." – Tim Minchin. Adam Page returns to the Ellington with his high energy and hilarious solo looping show. Adam’s primary instrument is the saxophone but his show includes an astonishing variety of eclectic instruments including ukeles, keyboards and flutes as well as beatboxing and Tuvan throat singing! All of Adam’s compositions are improvised and utilise his outstanding skills with his looping pedals…he has also been known on occasion to play his majestic, wizardly Beard. Opening the evening is the masterful Perth beat boxer Sam Perry. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00m Jamie Oehlers CD Launch

The Jamie Oehlers Quartet is touring Australia promoting Jamie's latest release, "Smoke and Mirrors" which features the extraordinary talents of US drummer Ari Hoenig. Ari won't be touring with him this time, but Jamie has assembled what he describes as the "best young jazz talent Australia has to offer" to join him in Tal Cohen on piano, Karl Florrison on bass and Jacob Evans on drums. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 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. Graham Wood (piano), Karl Florrison (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm The Graham Wood Trio

Head in for a Friday sundowner with great Jazz, fine wine and delicious tapas. What a great way to unwind after the working week in Perth's premier live music venue. Graham has performed with an incredible array of famous Jazz artists such as Frank Foster, Sam Rivers, Ernie Watts, Sheila Jordan, Cindy Blackman, Dave Weckl, Claire Martin, Reggie Workman, Ingred Jensen, Mark Murphy, Greg Osby, Bob Sheppard, Carmen Lundy, George Garzone, Katie Noonan and Gretchen Parlarto. The Graham Wood Trio also won the 2010 wami award for best Jazz act. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm James Flynn “Setting the Standard”

Join popular, velvet voiced singer James Flynn for another packed to the brim night of entertainment. A natural entertainer with a dynamic stage presence Flynn will take through the most popular sounds of current jazz stars, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and mix them with the timeless hits of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Chet Baker, Bobby Darin to present a feast of wonderful music. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Danny Martin

Get on down to check out the soul master himself - Mr. Danny Martin. Headlining bands such as Bootyjuice, Detour and a range of funky late night soul session at The Ellington, Danny Martin is the Real McCoy when it comes to quality vocals and funky grooves. Don't miss what promise to be an extraordinary show. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Saffron Sharp trio

Saffron Sharp takes the stage once again with Tal Cohen and Djuna Lee to explore the more open and vulnerable setting of duo and trio playing. As a trio that has worked together regularly for the past few years you will hear arrangements of their repertoire made fresh for you live on stage. Saffron's committed connection to the audience has been noted by Perth's seasoned jazz players and is to be experienced best in trio, her favourite setting, playing at Perth's premier stage: The Ellington. Click here for tickets


SATURDAY 8.00pm Hetty Kate (Melbourne)

Born in England, and raised in Melbourne, Hetty Kate has been on the scene for only a short six years but during that time she's made her presence felt. Having sung in four continents and appeared on no less than eight albums, her pure tone, interesting phrasing and sense of humour has made her a hit with audiences young and old alike. Often compared to a young Peggy Lee, or more modern singers such as Stacey Kent or Jane Monheit. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Empire

Empire will make a much anticipated return for the Ellington Jazz Club's Late Night Groove session - their last show in the current configuration. Lead singer Ryan Thornicroft will be making his last appearance with the band for a while so book soon to avoid disappointment. The 5 piece band (with guests) will bring you the undeniable Empire sound with happening new arrangements and also some ALL original Empire material. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Gina Williams

“Gina has a beautiful voice but it goes much deeper than this – she connects with a song in a way that takes the listener to a different pace. To hear her sing is an experience you won't forget.” James Morrison, Australian Jazz Legend. For more than two decades, multi-award winning singer-songwriter Gina has been dedicated to the telling of her people’s stories. For almost 15 years Gina was a journalist, specialising in the reporting of Indigenous affairs. And then she started to sing. Gina first came to prominence in 2001 when she won the West Australian Song Contest in the Indigenous category. She's won many awards since then, including Most Popular Indigenous Performer at the West Australian Music Industry Awards. In recent times Gina has performed with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Black Swan State Theatre Company and the Perth International Arts Festival. Click here for tickets

MONDAY August 27th, 7.00pm Chamber Jam

Chamber Jam at 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 compositions by Kathy Corecig, Sartory String Quartet, Krzysztof Piotrowicz and Pro Arte Collective. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

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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