Monday, October 22, 2012

The Lighthouse Trio (UK) headlines this week at The Ellington

Join us Saturday and/or Sunday evening for a spellbinding taste of some of the finest music from Europe with the enigmatic Lighthouse Trio. Tim Garland, Gwilym Simcock and Asaf Sirkis are all leaders in their respective fields but as The Lighthouse Trio they certainly prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We are also pleased to present Sydney singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson whose songwriting and delivery have often drawn comparisons to Tracy Chapman and David Gray. Two new late night groove debut shows this weekend with Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen on Friday and Danielle O'Sullivan will round out another fantastic week of music at The Ellington.

MONDAY 7.00pm Song Lounge

Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Trent Jean - a musical style likened to John Mayer, Matt Corby and Ed Sheeran, Rachel Dillon - an authoritative story teller tendering hand woven songs about change. Jacob Diamond - writes groovy little tunes with a rare focus on melody. Fitting somewhere into the category of folk/alt/pop/singer-songwriter/jazz/polka. Minky G & Rosco - a mix of catchy originals and a few well chosen covers, a combination that makes for a fun and laid back live show. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 5.30pm - 10.30pm WAAPA Jazz graduation recitals 

Featuring 5.30pm Lana Rothnie, 6.30pm Harry Winton, 7.30 Shaun Rammers, 8.30 Kate Pass and 9.30 Phil Stroud. WAAPA's finest Jazz Bachelor of music students will amaze you with their incredible skills in their final graduation showcase. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Tal Cohen Quartet 

Regarded as one of the most exciting young jazz pianists around, Tal Cohen is a fine talent who brings to the stage a refreshing approach to jazz piano, not just as a pianist but also as a refined composer. "Tal is a very talented and disciplined piano improviser. He is a special talent that needs to be heard... check him out"  - George Garzone. "He is well on his way to making an esteemed contribution to Australian and international contemporary jazz piano"  Sean Wayland. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Carl Mackey Quintet

Carl returns to the Ellington stage, bringing with him a stellar assembly of talent. You can expect a night of high energy music, with a repertoire drawn from the song books of various artists, including John Scofield, and a few new originals thrown in the mix. With this line up, this is one not to be missed! Carl Mackey - Tenor/Alto, Freddie Grigson - Guitar, Graham Wood - Piano, Pete Jeavons - Bass and Ben Vanderwal - Drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm The Russell Homes Trio 

WAMI award winning Jazz Pianist, Russell Holmes has performed with many great jazz ensembles including MPS, Frames of Minds, The Raggabillys, Hip Mo Toast and artists such as Dale Barlow, Red Rodney and many others. Most recent highlights would include being invited to perform at the Celimontana Jazz Festival in Rome, Italy  ( July2006 ) and supporting James Taylor at the infamous Leeuwin concert. The trio explore the art and essence of the piano trio with their own well defined flavour and personality. The group swings hard and grooves with reminiscent vibes of the Oscar Peterson Trio as well as more contemporary groups like the Brad Mehldau Trio, Keith Jarrett Trio and Herbie Hancock. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Mark Wilkinson (Sydney)

Mark Wilkinson presents "Benny's On The Rooftop", the first single lifted from his forthcoming album.  Having become a crowd favourite and staple of Mark's live show, this dark up-tempo track seemed an obvious choice to introduce his new studio sound. Along with the studio single, Mark brings with him "Hand Picked", a brand new acoustic album now released for the first time nationally.  A stunning collection of fan favourites and lesser known gems, this album recreates the intimacy of Mark's live show. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Chelsea Cullen is one of the most exciting and talented singer song writer to emerge from the Perth music scene in recent years. Her music is written from the heart with inspiring lyric's and melody's, cleverly interpreting issues & emotions in modern life. Dd Soul are a newly formed session band from Perth consisting of Daine Spowart (Drums), Dario Jiritano [Big D] (Bass), Pete Flude (Guitar and Vocals), Norberto Flamenco [Norb] (Keys/Piano). Special guests include Sam Timmerman – Trumpet, Chris Travaglini – Alto Sax, Amy Salter – Tenor Sax and Jamie Hall – Backing Vocals. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm James Flynn Trio 

“Let’s get intimate” - Join James for a rare and intimate performance with Graham Wood on Piano & Nick Abbey on Bass. This unplugged early evening concert is a great opportunity to enjoy a great set as the entree to your Saturday evening entertainment. Flynn, will as always, use his wonderful, charm, talent and humour to take you on a nostalgic journey through some of the greatest hits of the American songbook. This promises to be another big hit with Ellington audiences and Flynn’s penultimate concert before heading overseas. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm The Lighthouse Trio (UK)

The newly invigorated Lighthouse trio punch deep into exciting groove-based tunes, inspired Celtic rhythms and an eclectic mix of Chick Corea, Bill Bruford, Yellowjackets, John Coltrane, and DJ Carl Cox.  Grammy winner Tim Garland and Barclaycard Mercury nominated pianist Gwilym Simcock are two of the most outstanding composers of our time in both jazz and classical genres and are regarded as among the very best in the world on their respective instruments. With Asaf Sirkis playing a custom built percussion set of frame drums, bass Udu, Hang drum and more Lighthouse exude a very special energy and excitement in performance. “Sure –footed virtuosity, a dazzling standard”  The Times. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Danielle O'Sullivan

With the help of her grooving band, Danielle O'Sullivan will bring you a night of RnB, Soul and Funk. Her fluid voice and the tasteful blend of styles create a great line up of music for a great night out. Danielle has appeared as a guest many late nights, but this night is her turn to work crowd for her own. Don't miss out on this special night. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 3.00pm The Brilliance of Benny Goodman

Presented by The South Perth Lions Big Band. Featuring: Phil Hatton (clarinet), Rob Hyner (piano), Dave Gryl (drums) and The DIVINE MISS M’S vocal group. Benny Goodman is one of the great figures in jazz.  With his big band he almost single handedly created the swing era and with his iconic small groups he pioneered the path towards small group jazz as we know it today. Added to that is the fact that he was one of the greatest jazz musicians of any instrument, not just the clarinet. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm The Lighthouse Trio (UK)

See Saturday listing. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 29th October 7.00pm Chamber Jam

Chamber Jam @ 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 Fiddlesticks, Mixt [Matt Styles (Saxophone), Adam Pinto (Piano)] and Cathie Travers - Solo accordion with live electronics. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

November 6 Adrian Kelly (Hong Kong) 
November 14 Scottie Miller (USA)
November 16 Sam Anning Quintet (NYC) 
November 17 6.00pm Maggie Britton (QLD)
November 29 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 
December 12 Mark Lockett Trio (Sydney)
December 13 Frank Gibson Jnr (NZ)
December 17&18 Grace Woodroofe (USA)
December 19 Karen Lane (UK)

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