Monday, September 17, 2012

Gian Slater headlines this week at The Ellington

The sublime sounds of Melbourne based Gian Slater will mesmerise you this weekend as her and Jamie Oehlers launch their new CD - The Differences. Also some great new shows including Daramad (Wednesday), Juliana Areias - Jazz Brazil Show (Thursday), Harry Mitchell (Friday early) and Beatle Jazz on Sunday.

MONDAY 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 Nyanda J - Don't let her petite frame fool you, her voice is a force to be reckoned with. Kate Gilbertson - Her warm, fresh folk sound likens her to artists like Laura Marling, Bob Dylan and Regina Spektor with her lyrical mind and nature. Kenji Kitahara - His inspirations range from The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley to name a few. Toby - Toby does not stop touring the world. She also doesn't seem to stop bringing out fantastic albums! This evening launches her brand new live acoustic album "Coming Home". Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm John Septimus Roe Jazz

The John Septimus Roe ACS Senior Jazz Band invite you to join them at the Ellington for a night full of Swing, Funk, Soul and Latin delights. The band, consisting of over 20 members of the school, contains some of the brighter young prospects of the Perth Jazz Scene. This show will help showcase their talent, and provide a wonderful nights entertainment for those who witness it. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Daramad

In the Persian classical tradition the term Daramad refers to the process of beginning, appearing or emerging. Daramad, emerged during a series of "Freeform" improvised concerts aimed at bringing musicians of different cultural and musical backgrounds. Daramad explores the confluence of the music of the middle east and improvised jazz, drawing on their diverse cultural backgrounds and improvisational skills to perform predominantly original repertoire, as well as innovative arrangements of tunes by composers of the Arabic world. Reza Mirzaei - Baglama & Guitar, Saeed Danesh - Tombek, Daf & various Percussion, Michael Zolker - Oud & Eastern Percussion, Tara Tiba - Vocals, Mark Cain - Saxophone & various Reed and Kate Pass - Double Bass. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Juliana Areias - Jazz Brazil Show 

As the name suggests, the concert showcases Juliana's singular sense of rhythm, authentic musicality and interpretation of bossa & samba classics, meeting contemporary Brazilian Popular Music & original favorites, in an explicit jazz format, context and perspective. The audience is invited to join this dynamic synergy created by the encounter of these two syncopated musical  universes, so harmoniously dissonant, amalgamated & contrasting , intuitive & precise at the same time. Tal Cohen, Bronton Ainsworth, Robin Murray and Shameem Taheri Lee. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Harry Mitchell Trio

Join us for the Ellington debut for a very talented young pianist who has been making waves at WAAPA and on the local gig scene. Joined by Ash De Neef (bass), Pete Evans (drums) and special guest Sean Little (sax). Certainly a new and exciting talent worth checking out. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers CD Launch - The Differences

Two of Australia’s most recognised and awarded jazz talents, vocalist Gian Slater and saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, have been collaborating on various projects over the past 5 years. In February this year they entered the studio with their regular Melbourne based rhythm section of Paul Grabowsky, Ben Robertson and Dave Beck to record an album of Gian’s originals, as well as some of their uniquely arranged covers from artists as diverse as Paul Simon and Rodgers and Hart. This is a sublime album that combines their unique talents; Gian’s hauntingly beautiful, original and sometimes minimalistic voice and Jamie’s firebrand intensity and virtuosity. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Astrid Ripepi and Solomon Pitt

This exclusive gig, old school soul, R&B & funk music will be brought to you featuring Solomon Pitt & Astrid Ripepi on lead vocals. Four of the hottest musicians in Perth are supporting the two soulful singers in the rhythm section starting with Sean Phillips on drums, Simon Fisenden - Bass, Harry Winton - Guitar & Lewis Moody on keys. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Freddie Grigson Quartet

Come check out one of Australia’s finest guitarists performing with his new quartet : Tal Cohen (piano) , Karl Florisson (bass) and Jacob Evans (drums) whom all feature on Freddie's recently released album "Past and Present". Freddie has worked with numerous jazz luminaries throughout the years and is currently lecturing at the Jazz Department at WAAPA. His seminal CD, Blue Zone that was recorded a few years ago, still packs a punch, as do his live performances. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers CD Launch - The Differences

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Elise Lynelle

Born and raised Perth local, Elise Lynelle presents her debut Ellington show. With her own unique style and charisma, she carries the influences of Motown, blues and soul. She will be accompanied by the finest musicians the city has to offer. She is without doubt, an exceptional natural talent with a flair for all things RnB, Soul and Funk. Elise's vocal sounds will transform and delight your senses as she takes you on a musical journey featuring a blend of classic songs, mixed with exciting new repertoire. A new talent on The Ellington stage that will make you sit up and listen!! Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Beatle Jazz - The Blue Monk quartet with special guest Melissa Skinner

All Beatles tunes, some twisted and rearranged, others left relatively unscathed. Kim and Mel will sing some songs individually and also combine  for some harmony as well as playing some instrumental versions of some of the Beatles greatest tunes. You’ll hear some early hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” in 5/4 and “And I Love her” right through to more recent tunes from Abbey Road and the White Album like “Dear Prudence”, “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey” and a couple of John Lennon songs. Kim and Mel will be joined by Phil Hatton (Clarinet/Tenor), Manoli Vouyoucalos (Bass) and Ben Vanderwal (Drums). Click here for tickets

MONDAY September 24, 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, Black Diamond Trio and Basement Saxx. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

September 27 Emma Hamilton (Sydney)
September 28 & 29 Aaron Goldberg (NYC)
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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