Monday, November 26, 2012

This week at The Ellington

Tonight is the last Chamber Jam for the year but get set as we move into the silly season with 47 shows in December to keep your festive season swinging. New shows this week include our first sing along "All Join In" with June Smith and Stella (10am Wednesday), Marcio and Ben's Duo Sau Paulo (early Saturday) and Sonja D’Anne Vocal Studio’s Presents The Music of the 60’s and 70’s (double show Sunday).  Also catch return appearances from Togo (Tuesday) John Bentley (Wednesday), Manteca (Thursday), Natalie Gillespie (Friday) and Libby Hammer (Saturday). 

MONDAY 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 Courtney Bryce Hilton - Classical Guitar, The Walker Trio - Ray Walker (guitar), Jessica Gethin (violin), Sophie Curtis (cello) and Just Sax and Special Guests - Jesse Deane, Luke Pownall, Erin Royer, Jess Herbert. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Togo

Togo' are BACK at the Ellington looking forward to a successful repeat of their debut performance in 2011. Taking inspiration from groups like Kneebody, Adam Rogers Trio, Chris Potter and more. This band will bring you complex, emotionally wide-reaching and incredibly funky compositions that will even get your Nan on her feet. Come on down for an impressive night of hard hitting, body moving, Dirt-Jazz. Luke Minness - Tenor saxophone, Dale Boaden - Guitar, Lewis Moody - Fender Rhodes, Elliot Smith - Drums and Oliver Christie - Electric Bass. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 10.00am All Join In

Ever longed for the good old days when the whole family gathered around the piano to all join in making music? Couldn’t sing – nobody minded.  Couldn’t play – just grab a Kazoo! We didn’t know it then but have since found out that group singing/playing is not only good fun but it’s also good for health – mental and physical. So come along and join June Smith & Stella who will host the show and see what wins out – the therapy or the fun! Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm John Bentley Sings songs from the Great American Song Book

Back at the Ellington with his smooth vocal Style John will be crooning some of the great nostalgic ballads from the Big Band Swing Era,with some timeless classics like: Cole Porter's " Begin The Beguine" sammy Fain's "I'll Be seeing You" and George and Ira Gershwin's "i've Got A Crush On You".John will of course include some Michael Buble's inimitable renditions of: "Georgia On my mind"  "Cry Me A River" " Feeling Good" along with other signature jazz standards. So swing into the Ellington for an unforgettable night of Exceptional Entertainment.John will be backed by some of Perth's Best Known Jazz Musicians,like Mike Nelson-Piano,karl Florrison-bass,Pete Evans-Drums,and Paul Millard-Sax/Flute. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Manteca

Manteca, The New Generation lead By MD Kieran Hurley and Simon Styles was born out of 30 years of Uwe Stengel's Manteca Jazz Fusion tradition. The 9 piece Band includes RIC EASTMAN, PAT REALE, ROY MARTINEZ, MARIO ANAMALAY, ANNIE NEIL, KIEREN HURLEY, BENN HODGKIN, MATT RICHARDS AND SIMON STYLES. The music includes Aretha, Horace Silver, Brecker Bros and many others. Some of the finest jazz Fusion played by some of the finest and most experienced session musos in Perth. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Natalie Gillespie

Natalie Gillespie is a female singer songwriter whose powerful songs take us on a journey many miles deep. Having recorded and toured nationally and internationally with Yothu Yindi, she is currently working on her second solo album. Natalie is a powerful performer and a passionate storyteller with a universal message of struggle, hope and joy. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this world class performer at one of Australia's finest live music venues - enjoy the ride. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Kristen Plati

Join Kristen Plati and an incredible band for a night of your favourite funk, soul and Rnb tunes, for her final performance in Perth before moving to New York City. Her powerful, soulful and versatile voice gives new life to the songs you know and love. Elliot Smith, Johannes Luebbers, Harry Winton and Sam Blackburn will join Kristen onstage for her first solo Late Night Groove, so bring along your friends because this is a night of music not to be missed. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 6.00pm Marcio and Ben's Duo Sau Paulo

Marcio and Ben's Duo Sau Paulo is a new band featuring Multi instrumentalist/singer Marcio Mendes and drummer/percussionist Ben Vanderwal. These guys play samba, the rhythms of North East Brazil and everything in between. Blending electronic sounds with acoustic vibrancy, these two have a natural chemistry that is infectious. Duo Sau Paulo is a great way to start your Saturday night. Marcio Mendes - Marcio hails from Sau Paulo, Brazil's largest city. He has  played  music professionally since his early 20’s and has performed with highly respected names of the Brazilian music scene such as Djavan and also famous samba and pagode bands from Brazil such as Mundo do Samba, Arte Popular and Negritude Junior. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Libby Hammer Quintet

A favourite among Perth audiences and musicians alike, jazz vocalist Libby Hammer brings an explosion of energy, vocal style and personality to the Ellington stage. Along with a top notch quartet, Libby delivers fun yet dramatic interpretations of a repertoire that stretches from classic to quirky. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 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

SUNDAY 3.00pm Sonja D’Anne Vocal Studio’s Presents The Music of the 60’s and 70’s

The Sonja D’anne Vocal Studio’s have been a part of the Perth music scene since 1996. Alumni from the studio’s are scattered around the world, bringing music to many audiences. The 2012 studio showcase features a Junior show (3pm) and a Senior show (6pm) with special guest performers, Sonja D’anne, Julius Lutero and Dianne Sheehan. A show of singer songwriter/folk favourites from the past, it will be a great summer afternoon/evening of entertainment. Julius Lutero: Guitar, Elliot Jebb: Drums, Adria Jerusha: Piano, Dianne Sheehan: Piano and Lindsay: Percussion. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Sonja D’Anne Vocal Studio’s Presents The Music of the 60’s and 70’s

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MONDAY 3rd December 7.00pm Helen Shanahan

Popular local talent Helen Shanahan has been hard at work writing and recording her debut album ‘Driftwood’ and after launching it at the Fly By Night Musicians Club in October, she is bringing her songs to the Ellington. ‘Driftwood’ comes three years after her first EP ‘Girl in Love’ which established Helen as a serious and soulful WA musician and a firm favourite at numerous venues around Perth including The Ellington and Mojos; and as a strong support act to The Basement Birds, Passenger and Matt Corby. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:

December 4 Steve Tallis (Paris)
December 8 (6pm & 9pm) Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat 
December 12 Mark Lockett Trio (Melbourne)
December 15 6.00pm Tamil Rogeon's Bowed Jazz (Melbourne)
December 15 Gian Slater with Chris Hale and Sam Keevers (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)
December 29 Tiaryn (Melbourne)

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