Monday, November 5, 2012

This week at The Ellington

A great range of music this week including a red hot late show by power house vocalist Jeremy Gregory (Melbourne) who is back at The Ellington for one night only. Also a welcome return for Adrian Kelly who joins forces with his long time musical colleague Jeremy Greig for a special night of music. Plus as always we have another seven wonderful performances for a wide range of musical tastes.

MONDAY November 5th 7.00pm WAAPA Jazz Vocal showcase

Start your week with the lush sounds of WAAPA's talented Jazz vocalists! Join us for an uplifting evening of closely harmonised jazz classics such as 'In a Mellow Tone' (a la New York Voices), along with anthemic Brazilian songs such as Magalena and Sambadouro (Sergio Mendes). A sung recipe of how to make Chili Con Carne will also feature on the musical menu! The WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble directed by Victoria Newton feature 15 voices who have been busy performing in various WAAPA productions throughout the year including a recent sell out performance of Carnivale to Corcovado with the WAAPA Latin Ensemble. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Adrian Kelly and Jeremy Greig

Adrian Kelly and Jeremy Greig have been performing together for over 20 years.  Now they invite you to join them as they collaborate to present a musical journey down memory lane.  Feel this instinctive musical bond come to life, as they relive some musical highlights and, perhaps, create some new ones. Adrian, Jeremy, and their quintet will take you on an unforgettable musical journey as they delight you with their rapport and energy, performing some of your favourite jazz standards, alongside brand new compositions written especially for this concert. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm TLC Organ Trio

Tom O'Halloran - Organ, Laurence (Freddie) Grigson - Guitar, Chris Tarr - Drums. This band is a fine addition to the scene and The Ellington welcomes their return performance for another fantastic session of blues and soul in the organ trio tradition of Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Joey Defrancesco, Larry Golding and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Definitely the coolest and funkiest blues based combo in town. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Blanche DuBois

Perth's Blanche DuBois return to The Ellington for a special show with their live band. Blanche DuBois' music is a unique blend of sweet acoustic pop, tinged with a hint of country and a smattering of heart. It's the beauty in the ordinary, the every day. Recent reviews of their record 'Young Heart' have gone a little something like this: "…there's plenty to like in the airy orchestral sighs of Perth's Blanche DuBois - sisters Nadija and Adriana Begovich. Their Young Heart is a deeply melodic and ever-so-haunting album. I suspect the bedroom is the frontline they're referring to in such heavy-hearted swoons as The War In Me, think Love Is A Battlefield updated for a twenty-something audience." - VOGUE MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Allira Wilson and Jamie Oehlers Quintet

Allira Wilson is quickly emerging as one of Western Australia’s greatest young talents, whose musical approach has been described as “brave and raw as it is supple and intricate”.  Allira has performed at many venues including the Ellington Jazz Club, with performances under her own name and also with the jazz band Blowfish, with Jamie Oehlers. Winner of the 2003 World Saxophone Competition and 2007 Australian Jazz Artist of the Year, Jamie Oehlers performs in a quartet setting that is in high demand at gigs and festivals around Australia and the world. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Jeremy Gregory

With powerhouse vocals paired with impeccable stage presence, Jeremy Gregory is a born entertainer and has the ability to captivate audiences from the first note on. Join the R&B sensation as he takes you through a soulful journey of sound that resonates within and keep you grooving through the night! Joined by a power keys based rhythm section featuring Graham Wood and Tom O'Halloran. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Jodie Tes 

WAMI Award winning songstress Jodie Tes, makes her return to the Perth Jazz scene with an exciting repertoire inspired by Nina Simone, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald. Since graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001, Jodie has gone on to record three albums and to tour nationally and internationally. A soulful performer whose music paints a vivid picture, Jodie Tes reignites the tradition of the torch song and injects new energy into the old standards. Featuring Graham Wood on piano and a first class rhythm section. Click here for tickets

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

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. They offer a tight rhythm section, sweet ear busting horns and steady guitar grooves, certainly one combination that people often find hard to refuse. However it is also most certainly about the woman, who on behalf of the band, literally extends her hand out in gesture. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Random Act

Sunday giving you the blues? Get ready to dance the night away to the strains of the intoxicating musical selections of Random Act. Random Act return to The Ellington brighten your Sunday with their eclectic mix of funk, soul, rock and jazz. Once again they are adding a dash of that good ol' Southern style with very special guest Rod Grljusich from Perth's own Urban Cowboy Band...and this time we have an even more special treat in store. For the first time in a jazz club the Urban Cowboy will debut his new country rock single “True Love Survives”, featuring members of Random Act and starring the Urban Cowboy himself. This is not to be missed! Click here for tickets

MONDAY 12th November 7.00pm Lazy River Jazz Band

Formed over 30 years ago and featuring four of the original seven members, Lazy River Jazz Band will give lovers of all things trade jazz exactly what they are looking for. The Band features Lloyd Napier on Cornet;  Lew Smith on Saxophones, Clarinet and Flute;  Bill MacAllister on Trombone;  Barry Bruce on Piano;  John Healy on Double Bass; Barry Cox on Drums and Vin Holmes, Leader on Guitar and Vocals. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

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 (Melbourne)
December 15 Gian Slater and Chris Hale (Melbourne)
December 16 3.00pm Jackie Loeb (Comedy show - Sydney)
December 16 6.00pm Jazlyn live featuring B-Rol (Sydney)
December 17&18 Grace Woodroofe (USA)
December 19 Karen Lane (UK)

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