Monday, January 7, 2013

This week at The Ellington

It's the first week back at work for most so why not help that week slide by with some fantastic music at The Ellington. We are blessed with an amazing week of music with shows of note from Vanderwal, Winton, Hooper & Cohen Band (Tuesday), touring artists from Sydney Carl Morgan (CD Launch Wednesday) and Matilda Abraham (Saturday). Also a new late show on Friday from GrooVe and a fantastic Brazilian Sunday with Marcio and Ben's Duo Sau Paulo.

MONDAY - Sorry but we are closed

TUESDAY 8.00pm Vanderwal, Winton, Hooper & Cohen Band

This performance from a group of our best musicians promises something quite different so come down and check out some new music the guys have been working on. Ben Vanderwal- drums and weird weird noises, Tal Cohen- keys and weird noises, Harry Winton- Everything and weird noises and Dylan Hooper- just weird noises. Click here for tickets 

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Carl Morgan CD Launch (Sydney)

Guitarist and composer Carl Morgan studied at the Australian National University before relocating to Sydney in 2009. He has since established himself as one of Sydney's top jazz guitarists, performing with many international musicians including Chris Potter, Alex Sipiagin, the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and James Muller. Carl established his own group in 2010, the Carl Morgan Band, which he has toured nationally and recorded and album 'Stone' of his original music. The album features Carl's intricate compositions and high energy performances from some of Sydney's best young players including Mike Rivett, Steve Barry and Alex Boneham, as well as local hero Ben Vanderwal. Carl Morgan – Guitar, Tom O'Halloran – Piano, Alex Boneham – Bass & Ben Vanderwal – Drums. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Trent White

Trent White returns to the Ellington stage, set to present a suave and sophisticated mix of slick songbook gems. A quirky young singer whose approach to music is steeped firmly in performing popular jazz standards we all know and love in a style that brings tradition together with a youthful twist - and always a few good laughs and stories along the way. Joined by a top-notch band of young jazzmen in the engine room (rhythm section) tonight, the band create a perfect backdrop to help Trent bring these songs to life. Expect a taste for all ears; music from the Gershwin's, Irving Berlin, and Antonio Carlos Jobim to songs you would have heard famously performed throughout the years, from Sedaka to Sinatra. A groovy show not to miss from a fun young singer and his band of merry men. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Marnie Kent Quintet

Many local and International audiences have experienced the unique jazz style and awesome sound of Perth Jazz Singer Marnie Kent. Her mix of jazz originals and standards with a funky edge and her love of latin grooves make for an eclectic cross section of styles. With her roots firmly in Jazz, it is easy to recognize her love of pop, blues, r’n'b and latin rhythms. Her sound is warm and rich, her style exciting and dynamic. Her experience, confidence and dynamic stage presence make her an enticing performer. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm GrooVe

Kimberly Stolen, Georgia Brill, Priam Bacich, Maty J, Serge Vujanovic and Jamie Maderia are GrooVe.  With a combined 30 years of experience in soul, rnb, groove, rap, pop, rock and everything else you yearn for, GrooVe has, and always will be there. GrooVe celebrates music with a collective of blazing musicians from around the globe, each one bringing an inimitable style and tone to songs both acclaimed and honoured, noted and notorious. Don't miss this. We'll be there, where will you be? Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Matilda Abraham (Sydney) 

Matilda’s singing brings a bright and vibrant sound to a diverse repertoire made up of jazz standards and originals. Matilda’s approach is honest and richly musical. Paying much attention to detail she emphasises the crafting and development of each song. Matilda will be performing with a mixture of fellow Sydney musicians and Perth locals. Joining her from Sydney is guitarist Carl Morgan who is a member of the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra and has performed with such notable musicians as Chris Potter, Katie Noonan and Kristin Berardi. Bassist Alex Boneham performs with the James Muller trio, and has also performed with well known musicians George Garzone and Mike Nock. Matilda is excited to welcome Tom O’halloran and Ben Vanderwal as featured artists on this occasion. The music is contemporary, rhythmic and takes inspiration from jazz, pop and alternative styles. “..since that first hearing I knew she had something special.  She is one of my favourite singers..”- Kristin Berardi (National Jazz Awards winner 2012). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Chelsea Cullen is one of the most exciting and talented singer song writer 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), Norberto Flamenco [Norb] (Keys/Piano), they are all working musicians with different musical backgrounds. Special guests include Sam Timmerman – Trumpet, Chris Travaglini – Alto Sax, Amy Salter – Tenor Sax, and Jamie Hall – Backing Vocals. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 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 end your weekend. 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. He has entertained crowds as large as 100 thousand people in Brazil, Europe and Australia with artists such as Leandro Learte and the pianist Tania Maria. Click here for tickets

MONDAY Jan 14th - Sorry but we are closed

Coming soon: 

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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