Monday, October 8, 2012

This week at The Ellington

WAAPA Jazz and Contemporary graduation recitals kick off this week until the end of October with 29 of the best WAAPA students presenting a 45 minute program representing a culmination of the 3-4 years work at WAAPA. These recitals are of the highest quality and we highly encourage you to come and support our future artists and enjoy some top shelf music at the same time. We are also featuring two more Ellington for Kids - Cushion Concerts with the Libby Hammer Quartet tomorrow at 9.30am and 11am so parents with young kids should certainly book for those. Making her Ellington debut this Thursday is indigenous singer Lois Olney in what will be a very special and rare performance. And finally Howie Morgan and Ben Vanderwal team up again for a great show on Saturday. What a week!!

MONDAY 8th October 5.30-10.30pm WAAPA Contemporary Graduation Recitals

WAAPA Contemporary graduation recitals featuring Ben Firkin 5.30pm, Todd Byron-Carter 6.30pm, Ethan Darnell 7.30pm, Megan McInerney 8.30pm and Callum Morrison 9.30pm. WAAPA's finest Contemporary music students will amaze you with their incredible skills in their final graduation showcase. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 9.30am and 11.00am The Ellington for Kids - Cushion Concerts with the Libby Hammer Quartet

Featuring Libby Hammer (vocals) Chris Foster - piano, Nick Abbey - double bass and Michael Perkins – drums. These fine musicians will introduce kids to the world of jazz in a fun, interactive and intimate setting. At around 50 minutes each, these shows are pitched at an age range of 4-7 years old but children of all ages are welcome and will be able to enjoy the event. Just bring a cushion to sit on and be ready to have some fun while you learn about jazz. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 5.30 - 10.30pm WAAPA Contemporary and Jazz Honours graduation recitals

Featuring Owen Evans 5.30pm, Michael Chewter 6.30pm, David Dower 8.00pm and Lewis Moody 9.00pm. WAAPA's finest Contemporary and Jazz honors music students will amaze you with their incredible skills in their final graduation showcase. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Belleville

After a sizzling performance in July, Belleville is back at the Ellington with their eclectic mix of Parisian swing and gypsy flare. Featuring the combined skills of Sarah Clare on Bass, Lachlan Gear and Justin Kutylowski on guitar and Charlie McCarthy on violin. Belleville an acoustic Gypsy Swing band carrying on the tradition of Gypsy Jazz created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Belleville’s sound is a cross section of music from the Paris scene of the 1930s combined with a selection of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire. Expect high energy, infectious enthusiasm and uncontrollable foot tapping to occur! Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Lois Olney

Lois Olney is a Pilbara Aboriginal woman who has risen above being stolen generation, seeing her brothers die in custody, experiencing continuing racism in this great country and a severe disability to be acknowledged as a remarkable jazz diva inspired by the great Billy Holiday. This is a rare Perth appearance by Lois - do not miss it! 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. The trio features Graham on Piano, Nick Abbey (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums). Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Ali Bodycoat Quintet

Ali is one of Perth's finest Jazz singers with a long an illustrious career. Ali has held a trio residency with Graham Wood and other venerable Perth Jazz musicians such as Sam Anning, Dane Alderson and Carl Mackey at the Subiaco Hotel for sixteen years, supported Vince Jones, Grace Knight and Marcia Hynes and consistently works with the state’s top Jazz musicians. Ali has performed at the Perth Jazz Society, Jazz Fremantle, Perth and Fremantle Festivals and worked consistently in Musical Theatre with yellow glass theatre inc since studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002. Recent shows have received critical acclaim including Minor Major Marlene - based on the work of Marlene Dietrich and Franklin - a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Meg Mac and The Squeeze

Meg Mac & The Squeeze bring you a sensual mix of old school soul and uptown funk, featuring the formidable talent of young starlet Megan McInerney and a powerhouse three-peice horn section, The Squeeze guarantee a juicy good time. To find out more visit: Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Saffron Sharp trio

As her last gig before her graduating recital (Tuesday 16th, 9:30pm, Ellington) Saffron Sharp will sing as a part this modern guitar trio in a release of jazz goodness! Saffron Sharp sings with passion and improvises with the band to create a new performance every time. The Saturday trio set is very relaxed and allows for a more open style of jazz. The spontaneous composition that arises with such wonderful and seasoned musicians is a treat to see and perfect to kick off your Saturday evening with a pre-drink or two. Saffron Sharp - Vocals, Dale Boaden - Guitar and Nick Abbey - Bass. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Ben Vanderwal and Howie Morgan

Howie Morgan - Vocals & Guitar, Tom Ohalloran- Piano, James Sandon- Bass and Ben Vanderwal Drums. Howie Morgan and Ben Vanderwal present a night of classic songs -  unplugged and in fine company. Ray Charles, The Eagles, Neil Young and the great Jazz classics  will all get a guernsey as some of Perth's most noted musicians share some of their all time favourite songs in an intimate setting. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics

Mercy Me, Mercy You… With a succulent sweet soul infused voice, hand in hand with a dynamic and commanding stage presence, Odette Mercy is certainly making her mark as a front woman and female vocalist. She has been lending her vocals to the recorded tracks of local artists such as the Brow Horn Orchestra, The Accumulated Gestures, and as a special guest in live performances with Rezide and STOOPFRESH. Backing her is her band, The Soul Atomics, a line-up who has more than 50 years tallied on their wall of experience. Not limited to Funk and Soul, The Soul Atomics draw from Pop to Rock to Dub to World Music, to Drum and Bass, these 5 musicians certainly have had experience in many of the differing genres Perth has to offer. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm de Ness Jazz Kabaret

Tales of love, loss and laughter are woven with smooth, sultry vocals, slick guitar, soaring harmonies, hot rhythms and luscious strings”. Composers Jen de Ness & Bill Atkinson are back in October to bring you another entertaining Jazz Kabaret show of Original Latin, Tango, French Gypsy, & Jazz Groove. For this show in October, de Ness bring a 7 piece  band featuring Jen de Ness ( Vocals) & Bill Atkinson (Guitars & Vox)  Ashley Arbuckle (Violin),  Emma McCoy (Cello),  Manoli Vouyoucalos (Double Bass), Vince Pavitt (Drums) &  Satish Krishnan (Percussion). Click here for tickets

MONDAY 15th OCtober 5.30pm - 10.30pm WAAPA Jazz - Honours - graduation recitals

Featuring Brendan Grey, Djuna Lee, Jeremy Trezona, Andrew Gioia and Dale Boaden. Click here for tickets

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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