Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from all at The Ellington Jazz Club

All the staff and musicians at The Ellington wish you and your family a very merry Christmas. Join the wonderful Libby Hammer for her Christmas eve show tonight with lots of jazzy Christmas songs and festive spirit. We are enjoying a rare close down from Tuesday - Thursday but will be back on Friday for a big weekend and the countdown to New Years Eve.

MONDAY December 24th Libby Hammer Christmas show

Join the effervescent Libby Hammer and her band for the best feel-good show of the season when they present an entire program of jazzy Christmas tunes including cuties such as All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Cool Yule and Santa Baby. There'll be a few sentimental favourites to get you feeling warm and fuzzy, but when the eggnog kicks in, you may well end up Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, so bring along your sweetheart or your whole gang and swing into the most wonderful time of the year in style. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 25th - THURSDAY 27th December - The Ellington will be closed.

FRIDAY 8.00pm Penny King Quintet

Do not miss the chance to catch one of Western Australia’s premier jazz vocalists in her last show for 2012 at the Ellington!  This stylish and sophisticated singer has been performing with her band since 1996, and is as well known to those in the know for her passionate and evocative stage presence as she is for her diverse arrangements of standards and contemporary tunes alike. Described as a ‘sumptuous storyteller’, you will find Penny on stage with the finest jazz men the country has to offer. Any given show will take you on an eclectic journey, reflecting her wide range of influences, from Billie Holiday to Beady Belle, Duke Ellington to Kurt Elling, Joni Mitchell to Bjork, and all stops in between.  With her hard swinging style, impeccable phrasing and intonation, and distinctive interpretations, Penny and her band ensure that every show is truly a unique experience. This show sees Penny hit the Ellington stage along with a killer line up: Jamie Oehlers on saxophone, Graham Wood on piano, Pete Jeavons on bass and Mike Perkins on drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series The Hopkins bros feat Marksman and the Horny Horns

The Hopkins Bros. feat Marksman & the Horny Horns. See off 2012 with this killer 8-piece band busting out classics from the likes of Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The Roots, Robert Glasper Experiment & Erykah Badu - to name a few. It's gon' be bigger than King Kongs... shoes. Featuring Marksman - MC, Lewis Moody - Keys, Matt Bell - Bass, Josh Hopkins - Drums, Andy Hopkins - Vox / Gtr, + The Horny Horns - Brendan Grey - Sax, Andrew Gioa - Trumpet and James Cross - Trombone. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Tiaryn (Melbourne)

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”. During a solo show, her daintier vocal tones are exposed as she uses a loop pedal to create luscious harmonies and catchy rhythms on the keys. However it cannot be denied there is a certain raw energy and attitude that is evoked when Tiaryn plays with herband of monstrous musicians- Simon Jeans on guitar, Karl Florrison on bass and Jacob Evans on drums. With the band’s strong jazz background, each individual is no stranger to rich harmony and long, virtuosic solos, and the genres can range from a dark, Tom Waits influenced song like “Lost In Cheap Wine” to the hip-grinding beat of Tiaryn’s neo-soul tune, “The Act”. 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 Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen and Elise Lynelle

Chelsea Cullen is one of the most exciting and talented singer song writers 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) and Norberto Flamenco [Norb] (Keys/Piano). Special guests include Sam Timmerman – Trumpet, Chris Travaglini – Alto Sax, Amy Salter – Tenor Sax, Jamie Hall – Backing Vocals and Elise Lynelle on vocals. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm The Gavin Kerr Quartet featuring Mel Crothers

Why not get a head start on celebrating the new year with the Ellington's New Year's Eve EVE!! Featuring one of Perth's most entertaining jazz outfits, The Gavin Kerr Quartet with Mel Crothers. The penultimate night of 2012 promises to a be jazz party that will get you well and truly in the mood to swing into 2013. After performing to packed audiences throughout 2012, Gavin Kerr and his quartet are back to play their well loved brand of swinging jazz. Joining Gavin will be Ookii Effendi on piano, Danny Moss Jnr on bass and Daron Crothers on reeds. Once again the group will feature one of Perth’s most versatile and soulful vocalists, Mel Crothers. Equipped with a powerful voice, Mel is at home singing swinging standards or soulful ballads. After a successful launch of her debut pop album, NEOLIGHT late last year, she will be revisiting her jazz roots, drawing repertoire from jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Anita O’Day. So get in early in celebrating the end of 2012 and get down to the Ellington. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 7.30pm Dress to kill NYE with The Ali Bodycoat Quintet

*** Please also book Jan 1st if you wish to stay at the table for the 12.30am show (bar is free) Dress to kill, bring in the new year in class and style with one of our classiest and most stylish gals - Ali Bodycoat. NYE will be a "dress to kill" theme so wear those stylish gowns, suits and hats - or you can come just come along with your own unique sense of taste and style. The night will feature the Graham Wood Quartet from 8-9 with a swinging set of instrumentals to get you in the mood and then the sublime Ali Bodycoat will join in with two hot swinging sets right up until midnight. If you want to stay for the late set then you can book a table for that show under the 1st of Jan show schedule - or stay at the bar for free and stay with a very special late night groove show. Or alternatively you can call 9228 1088 and they will help you out. Ticket price includes one complimentary champagne, wine, beer or soft drink at entry and complimetary tapas platters from 7.00 to 8.00pm. The kitchen will be open as usual from all evening. Book now as this promises to be best the New Years party in Perth!!! Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 12.30am NYE Late show -  Deuces with Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt

Entry upstairs before midnight - downstairs after 12.30am. Open until 4am. Perth's king and queen of soul join forces to bring you Deuces for a very special NYE show. A night of simply the best R&B and Soul Duets. Some favourites new and old, borrowed from the legends themselves to leave you breathless and craving more. Musically connected since childhood, the voices of Cristal Phillips and Solomon Pitt innately compliment and tastefully intertwine, a true delight to listening ears. Armed with the finest band in town, allow the soulful harmonies to surround you, and the killer grooves to move you. It's NYE live music at it's best - it's Deuces. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 1st - THURSDAY 3rd January - The Ellington will be closed.

Coming soon: 

January 12th Matilda Abraham (Sydney) 
January 15th & 16th Grace Woodroofe (USA)
January 18th and 19th Rachel Claudio (Paris)
January 25th Pugsley Buzzard (Sydney) 
January 29th Spence - MacDonald duo (Sydney/Scotland)
February 10th Aravena-Keevers-Wallace Trio (Switzerland/UK/Melbourne)
February 19th Ian Date and George Washinmachine (Melb)
February 28th Jack Carty and The Falls
March 7th Bob Sedergreen (Melb)
March 23rd Deborah Conway (Melb)
April 17th Stu Larsen 
April 24th Dave Jackson (Sydney)
April 26th Marilyn Keller (USA)
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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