Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This week at The Ellington

Some outstanding shows this week with the return of the charming Cathrine Summers from Sydney on Tuesday, an interesting collaboration with Ben Vanderwal on Wednesday, Howie Morgan and his cousin Peter will be in soul mode on Thursday and a weekend full of great shows including the debut for Gabriel Fatin trio on Friday - finished off with Sean Coffin from Sydney on Sunday. Parents - don't miss the The Ellington for Kids - Cushion Concerts with the Libby Hammer Quartet next Monday and Tuesday and we also have a fantastic list of WAAPA Jazz and Contemporary graduation recitals in October.

TUESDAY 8.00pm Cathrine Summers (Sydney)

Cathrine Summers, a charismatic, powerful and dynamic singer who is now a regular feature on the Sydney and Perth jazz scene. Her voice is designed for jazz – rich and husky with a soulful tone that you just can't learn. This seasoned performer entertains audiences with a repertoire of swinging jazz standards along with some “pop-turned-jazz” where Summers seamlessly weaves some Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, The Beatles, Simply Red and even Katy Perry into her sets.  She delights with her fresh, charismatic and fun style that has a contagious affect leaving people wanting more. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory with Ben Vanderwal - Simon Jeans and Marcio Mendes

Join the PJS on the first Wednesday of each month at The Ellington to see fresh and exciting collaborations between established local musicians. From jazz, to country, through to pop music, Ben Vanderwal is one who has made collaboration an art form in itself. This month his talents will be augmented by Simon Jeans and a special guest Marcio Mendes. Ben Vanderwal (drums) + Simon Jeans (guitar) + Marcio Mendes (guitar). Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Did you hear about the Morgans

Be sure to catch this fantastic collaboration between Perth's own Howie Morgan and his cousin Peter Morgan. Howie is well know to Perth and Ellington crowds for his soulful and blues driven approach to his music. He heads up projects such as The Howie Morgan Project and the ever popular SOULTOWN show. His cousin Peter has been an established and well respected part of the Australian and New Zealand music industry for many years. With a unique soulful vocal style, Peter's achievements are exciting, diverse and memorable. Peter's ability to connect with his audience has seen him perform to capacity crowds at international sporting arenas, broadcasting live around the world. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 6.00pm Gabriel Fatin Trio

Gabriel is in his second year of the jazz course at the West Australian Academy Of Performing Arts and this is his first performance under his own name. Playing a mixture of standards and originals, as well as more contemporary tunes by artists such as Ellis Marsalis and Herbie Hancock, it promises to be a great evening of music. Joining him will be Ashley De Neef (bass), and Sam O'Connell (drums), and in the second set Matthew McGlynn (trumpet) and Shaun Rammers (tenor saxophone) will also take to the stage. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm James Flynn and The Fly Big Band

lynn will again capture Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bobby Darins music at the finger-snapping peak of their night club alchemy. Performing such hits as ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘Beyond the sea’, ’Hello young lovers’, ‘Fly me to the moon’, ‘Aint that a kick in the head’ and many more. James Flynn brings to his vocal performance a level of professionalism and polish that is of international calibre. Supported by an excellent 7 piece ensemble of the best of Perth's jazz musicians. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Soothe featuring Amanda Dee

Leading this successful band, vocalist Amanda Dee is clocking up her 25th year as a professional performer in Perth and has been described as having one of the smoothest, soulful voices you are likely to hear. Amanda’s incredible vocal range coupled with a unique ability to read the crowd makes her one of the most influential female vocalists working in Perth. Her vast career has seen her produce and perform numerous floorshows for nightclubs and special events, including a Dianna Ross show. Soothe are one of Perth’s most dedicated and long running bands, with a successful nine years at the Universal Bar and now after ten years, continue to pack the house every Saturday night in Bennys bar in Fremantle. While 70’s dance and funk are the band’s forte, the band can supply hits from all genres of music. From acid jazz to funk, from soul to reggae, from pop to RnB. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Jade-Lori Crompton Trio

Don't miss one of our favourite singers as she returns for the early Jazz show as  she once again makes a splash with the sultry and bluesey tones reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Sarah Vaughan. Her voice is said to be coloured by heartfelt Gospel tones, syrup smooth R&B, and playful melodies reminiscent of childhood Jazz influences. With a fusion of angelic melodies and sassy vocals this singer leaves her audience captured. Jade's next jazz session will be an opportunity to discover the talent of local song bird Jade-Lori. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm 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”. Tiaryn will be showcasing some material she has been writing in Melbourne so don't miss out on this great opportunity to catch Tiaryn and her band reunite! Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Empire with special guest Solomon Pitt

Empire has established itself as one of Perth's leading young bands with a tight band sound and a high energy performance level. After former singer Ryan Thronicroft decided to take a break, Empire have continued to perform with a range of guest singers. Tonight they are joined by the soul man Solomon Pitt in an Ellington first. Solomon is well know to late set enthusiasts and house a brilliantly powerful voice and soulful sound. Don't miss this chance to see this great collaboration. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Sean Coffin (Sydney)

Sean Coffin is one of Australia's best saxophonists and Jazz educators is returning to The Ellington for a one off performance. Sean has been travelling around the country bringing his compositions and dynamic saxophone sound. Joining him will be Perth's finest musicians in Tom O'Halloran, Nick Abbey and Chris Tarr. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 8th October 9.30am and 11.30am The Ellington for Kids - Cushion Concerts with the Libby Hammer Quartet 

MONDAY 8th October 5.30pm WAAPA Contemporary Graduation Recitals

Coming soon:

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 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)

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