Monday, August 27, 2012

Tim Hart (Boy and Bear) headline this week at The Ellington

A great week of music including new shows from Sarah Ramsey (Wednesday), Runner (Thursday) Tim Hart (Boy and Bear - Friday) and The Gavin Kerr Quartet featuring Mel Crothers (Sunday). A not to be missed, power packed Chamber Jam this evening and a wide range of musical styles throughout the week. 

MONDAY 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.  Sartory String Quartet - Featuring compositions by Kathy Corecig including Passacaglia for strings and two harps, a companion piece for Kirsten Lepore's (US) acclaimed stop-motion film 'Bottle' and more. Krzysztof Piotrowicz - a selection of Russian and Russian Romani guitar pieces including romances and dances. Pro Arte Collective - exploring music for wind instruments from many genres including contemporary, jazz and world music in addition to the stellar pieces of repertoire for wind quintet. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm The Groovesmiths Nu-Jazz Ensemble

An organic, sexy smooth sound that is an amalgamation of the musical styles of jazz, Latin jazz and contemporary Australian roots music. The band performs originals written by bassist Gavin Shoesmith (ex John Butler Trio, Katamaran) and a fine selection of jazz standards with a definitive Nu-jazz twist. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Sarah Ramsey Quintet

Endowed with a warm and soulful vocal tone, Sarah Ramsey produces a unique and exciting approach to jazz standards. Currently studying at WAAPA, Sarah is influenced by many jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Join Sarah and her quintet for an exciting night of tunes by composers varying from Duke Ellington to Pat Metheny. Sarah Ramsey- vocals, Shaun Rammers- tenor saxophone, Gabriel Fatin- piano, Ashley DeNeef- double bass and Sam O'Connell- drums. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Runner

The challenges of playing an entirely acoustic show in a musical world usually filled with layers of guitar effects proved an enticing prospect for rising local outfit Runner. The band pulled key elements from their songs and attached them to foundations of strings and voice to produce a rich set to draw last month's HUSH show to a close in the packed Chapel of St Mary and St George. Those that missed the event will have another chance to catch Runner in this unusual and insightful form. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm The Graham Wood Trio 

Graham Wood is co-owner of The Ellington Jazz Club as well as director of music at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He is also one of Perth's most in demand and well known Jazz pianists. 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 Tim Hart (Boy and Bear) 

Whilst traveling the world with his band Boy & Bear, Sydney singer-songwriter Tim Hart has managed to write an album’s worth of solo material that champions his skills as a lyricist and musician. See for yourself why Tim was chosen to tour as part of Laura Marling’s band last year, and asked to support Communion artists Michael Kiwanuka + Ben Howard at their upcoming Splendour sideshows. After introducing audiences to his tales on an East Coast tour earlier this year, Tim is now ready to hit the road nationally for the first time, with his debut album “Milling The Wind” in tow. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Sam Nafie

Now from the grunts and screams of ole Papa James to the sophisticated textures and colours of Donny and Stevie, Sam Nafie has got it down in the realms of funk, blues, and all things soul! His raw and organic tone, along with technical chops and finesse, has made him one of this town’s most distinct vocalists. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Fiona Lawe Davies 3

This trio delivers 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. Fiona, Nick Abbey (double bass) and Lewis Moody (piano) will be sure to deliver a night of outstanding music. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Victoria Newton Quintet

Victoria Newton relocated to Perth in 2008 after many years in the UK, where she was recognised as one of the most exciting and dynamic jazz vocalists on the scene. In recent times she performed at the famous Ronnie Scott’s in London, Alexis in Kuala Lumpur, for their International Jazz Series, and a dream gig performing Brazilian songs cruising up the Amazon! She has appeared at many festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe including Queille in France, The Ingolstadt Jazz Festival in Germany, The Oxford Literary Festival, Marlborough and Swanage Jazz Festivals in the UK, Pizza Express, the 606 Club and The Jazz CafĂ© in London where she supported Terence Blanchard and performed with Ronny Jordan. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm JL and the Imagin8s

Back by popular demand at the Ellington Late Night Grooves Session are the Imagin8's. Featuring the distinctly soulful vocals Jade Crompton - the youngest daughter of Stax recording artist CL Blast, has inherited her funk soul and power from her famed father, but developed her talent and style further by her love and interest of many genre's of music. The Imagin8's shows are known for, great music, a selections form a collection of genre's and most importantly entertainment with a capital E! You can always expect a surprise. You will be moved, uplifted, amused and left with a smile on your face. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm The Gavin Kerr Quartet featuring Mel Crothers SHE SINGS SINATRA

With a career that spanned decades and generations, Ol' Blue Eyes recorded and performed some of the most loved "popular" tunes ever written. The Gavin Kerr Quartet will revive these amazing songs adding their own twist and will feature the beautiful Miss Mel Crothers on vocals. Equipped with a powerful voice, Mel is at home singing swinging standards or soulful ballads and has, for a very long time, been a student of Frank Sinatra and the songs he made famous. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 3rd September 6.30pm Christ Church Jazz

Coming soon:

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)
November 14 Scottie Miller (USA)
November 29 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 

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