Monday, September 24, 2012

Aaron Goldberg (NYC) headlines this week at The Ellington

We are extremely pleased to bring you two nights this long weekend from one of the finest pianists in the world - Aaron Goldberg. Also joining us on Thursday for the first time will be French inspired Sydney singer Emma Hamilton. David Dower makes his debut on Wednesday and the lovely Masina Miller will delight you with her tribute to the music of Carole King on Sunday. Remember it's a long weekend and the Ellington will have 8 shows to keep you entertained - but we're closed on Monday.

MONDAY 7.00pm Chamber Jam

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 Caprioska Quartet - an exciting new string quartet comprising of four of Perth’s top female string players. Black Diamond Trio - a fun filled eclectic mix of tangos ranging from fiery Piazzolla to quirky bite sized tasters. Basement Saxx - The Superlative versatility of the saxophone is demonstrated in the hands of student saxophonists from WAAPA and UWA, where classical meets world, jazz and contemporary music.  From delicate sonorities to a ferocious roar, this concert, which features the saxophone band Basement Saxx, will be sure to surprise. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Carl Mackey Quartet

Carl has just returned from three months in Europe, taking some time out and making some in roads into the European scene. This will be his first performance back in Perth under his own name and he is really looking forward to playing The Ellington with this great line-up. "I want to deliver a repertoire that is not reflective of the modern day pressures and expectations that seem to have arisen within the jazz world." Tal Cohen - Piano, Nick Abbey - Bass and Ben Vanderwal - Drums. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm David Dower and Tal Cohen double bill

The Ellington presents a double-bill of piano trio: two of Australia’s young piano stars, Tal Cohen & David Dower, perform a set of music each with their respective trios. Pianist David Dower wishes he could sing. But since he can’t, he instead writes music that sings for him on piano. David’s compositions have the lyrical quality of pop music, supported by the richness of jazz harmony. Tal’s unique piano style has its roots in Jewish folk songs and classical music, which he played from a young age growing up in Israel. After relocating to Perth at the age of 16, he took up a music scholarship at Churchlands Senior High School and later pursued studies in jazz improvisation at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Emma Hamilton (Sydney)

Having recently returned from extensively touring throughout Eastern Europe and Russia opening for guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Emma Hamilton will take to the stage for her first show in Western Australia to share her special blend of French tinged jazz/pop including her own original material as well as French classics. Born to a French mother and an Aussie father, Emma’s natural flair for French music resulted in the 2011 ABC Jazz/Universal release of her debut album “La Musique” which US music guru Van Dyke Parkes claimed to be “a total triumph on so many levels”. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Simon Jeans Trio

Djuna Lee - bass and Ben Vanderwal – drums. The Simon Jeans Trio performs a mix of jazz and Latin standards, rock/pop instrumental covers, and the occasional original composition. Plus some old fashioned jamming. Simon and Ben will also be performing at the Ellington for the PJS Collaboratory Series on Wed Oct 3rd. Bassist extraordinaire Djuna Lee will be presenting her Honours recital at the Ellington Jazz Club on Monday Oct 15th (6:30pm). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Aaron Goldberg (NYC)

Aaron Goldberg is a pianist and composer performing at the vanguard of jazz music. His new album Home (April 2010, Sunnyside) builds upon his last, Worlds, both exhibiting the sensitivity and dynamism of his longstanding trio featuring Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland. In addition to heading his trio, Aaron has spent the last 12 years touring with many of the most brilliant voices in jazz--Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Nicholas Payton, Al Foster, Stefon Harris, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Madeleine Peyroux and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra among others. "Boundless imagination, burning intensity, exquisite sensitivity and abundant soul -- Aaron Goldberg truly has it all. One of the most exciting, inventive, and lyrical pianists you will ever hear." -Joshua Redman. "Aaron Goldberg is a modern improviser of great clarity, finesse, and dexterity. He has a first-class technical command of the piano, a unique rhythmic sophistication, attention to the nuances of thematic development and a penetrating intellect." - Wynton Marsalis. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Tiaryn - Allira Wilson - Meg Mac

This promises to be a smashing performance led by three of our finest singers. The Ellington stage will be set on fire as these three come together for the first time for an exciting display of funk/soul/rnb pyrotechnics. As always, the rhythm section will be white hot and ready to impress you with their outstanding skills. Megan MacInerney, Tiaryn Griggs and Allira Wilson. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Anea Duratovic Trio

Having recently graduated from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Anea Duratovic is back to perform for you tonight at the Ellington. Anea is fast becoming one of Perth’s finest jazz vocalist’s. Since the age of 4, Anea has been passionately involved with music, starting early in life on piano and then developing into a vocalist. After many successful performances at the Ellington, as well as other performances at the Perth Jazz Society and Fremantle Jazz club, Anea is quickly becoming known on Perth’s jazz scene. Anea is also currently a member of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO), which has concerts regularly around town including at the Perth Concert Hall and Heath Ledger Theatre. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Aaron Goldberg (NYC)

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Tiaryn

Tiaryn is Perth's pop-pianist, singer/songwriter sensation - now residing in Melbourne. An engaging artist who leaves audiences in awe, Tiaryn prides herself on striving to write completely original lyrics & catchy melodies, conjuring imagery of timeless stories like lost & found love whilst also aiming to surprise the listener with quirky and peculiar lyrics such as in her songs “My Big Bird” and “Banana Man”. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Masina Miller Tribute to the music of Carole King - Tapestry

Perth based ‘Sensational Body & Soul’ singer Masina Miller is endeavoring to keep her ever growing audience intrigued  & delighted with her versatile singing style. This time round Masina will be escorting you on a colorful musical journey through the 1971 ‘Tapestry’ Album by the legendary Carole King. Masina believes that keeping true to King’s style is ‘essential’ if one wishes to embrace the tender moments that each of her songs bring. With a strong rhythm section & special guest background vocalist Mandi Windus, this night will be a night you wont forget! You’ve got a friend, Way over Yonder, Smack water Jack, Will you still love me tomorrow are just a few of the many songs that will be performed on this special evening. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 10.00pm Empire with Danny Martin

Standby as two powerhouse musical forces join up for a special late night Sunday long-weekend special. An Ellington favorite, Empire is joined by the one and only soul master Danny Martin in what promises to be an awesome late Sunday show at The Ellington. Monday is a public holiday so what better way to spend a Sunday night than grooving with this amazing lineup!! Click here for tickets

Monday 1st October - Closed

Coming soon:

October 6 Tiaryn (Melbourne)
October 7 Sean Coffin (Sydney)
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 15 Catherine Traicos and Philip Everall 
November 29 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 
December 12 Mark Lockett Trio (Sydney)

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