Monday, January 21, 2013

This week at The Ellington

Get set for a fantastic Australia Day long weekend at The Ellington including the late night Sunday show featuring Cartel and a great range of music for all. We welcome back the Horizon Art Orchestra for a new show "Sound of Perth", The enigmatic Pugsley Buzzard will feature on Friday followed by a debut late show from Dharshini Muru. Cian Caton returns from Melbourne for a Saturday late show and then a big Sunday with All Join in at 3pm, (tell your mum), The Shoesmith Nu-Jazz Ensemble at 6pm and Cartel at 9.30pm. 

TUESDAY 8.00pm Celebration of the music of Whitney Houston with Amanda Dee (DOWNSTAIRS SOLD OUT)

Following on from the success of the 2012 shows and the killer vocal performance by Amanda, we have decided to do it again. Come and celebrate the music of one of the most iconic and celebrated singers of the last 30 years. Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. Her awards include two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards in her lifetime. Houston was also one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Click here for tickets upstairs only

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Horizon Art Orchestra

Sounds of Perth - Horizon Art Orchestra are one of Perth's finest original music ensembles, a fifteen piece big band committed to presenting edgy, original large-ensemble music. On this special occasion, HAO composers Elliott Hughes and Daniel Connor have put together a collection of works by local Perth based musicians and arranged them for the unique instrumentation of the Horizon Art Orchestra. Covering a broad range of styles from jazz to latin to funk to dubstep, and featuring the virtuosic improvisations of a number of soloists, this concert will be a musical feast for your ears. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Anea Duratovic Quintet – Disney Jazz

Beginning with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, Disney has created a very long line of classic movies which have hosted another very long line of classic tunes. Tonight, the Anea Duratovic Quintet will showcase a selection of the most memorable melodies including songs from “Toy Story”, “Mary Poppins”, “The Jungle Book” and many more. Having recently graduated from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Anea is becoming one of Perth’s finest jazz vocalist’s. Patrick van der Moezel – Saxophone, Domenic Barrett – Guitar, Karl Florrisson - Bass and Bronton Ainsworth – Drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Pugsley Buzzard (Sydney)

Prepare to be booglarized by one of Australia`s finest consummate artists. Pugsley Buzzard has performed all over the world from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans the womb of the blues. Pugsley has dazzled and delighted audiences far wide with his unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking boogie and blazing stride style piano playing in conjunction with his huge mesmerizing voice that can make the ladies sigh and grown men cry. A recipe for loads of fun. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series featuring Dharshini Muru

Be prepared to be lured in by the smooth sultry voice of Dharshini Muru as she serenades you with music from her individual and eclectic taste. Drawing from her inspirations such as Alicia Keys, Corinne Bailey Rae and joined by an amazing group of musicians, don’t miss this up and coming artist who has played in various venues around Perth. You will be tapping your feet to irresistible rhythms by the end of the night! Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Victoria Newton and Jamie Oehlers

Multi award winning artists Victoria Newton and Jamie Oehlers unite for an exciting concert of new arrangements of Jazz repertoire. This combination is a debut for Perth audiences and will feature the talents of two of Perth's finest musical exports. Victoria Newton: This effervescent Australian vocalist has delighted audiences worldwide with her unique combination of energy, spontaneity and musicianship. Her rich, sensual voice and powerful stage presence are summed up by Steve Rubie (owner of London's 606 Club) when he describes her as having "a fabulous strong clear voice with a great sense of time and an even greater sense of fun!". Jamie Oehlers: Winner of the 2003 World Saxophone Competition and 2007 Australian Jazz Artist of the Year His last CD with “Lost and Found” was a final nominee for an ARIA award and also for an Australian Independent Records Award as Jazz Album of the Year. Tal Cohen (piano), Ash DeNeef (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Late night groove series with Cian Caton

Returning from Melbourne for 1 Perth show only, Cian is a favourite of the late night groove session. Cian has grown immensely as an artist over the last five years and delivers a Soul, R&B, jazz and all round feel good sound in her own unique style. Born into a strong musical family, Cian naturally took the same path having a deep love and passion for singing. Drawing from influences such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, D'angelo and Stevie Wonder,  Cian knows how to keep you on your toes and wanting more. Graham Wood - Keys, Harry S. Winton - Guitar, Hans Fiancé - Bass, Josh Hopkins - Drumsw with some very special guests. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 3.00pm All Join In

By popular demand due to the overwhelming popularity of the last sing-playalong. All Join in - Singing the Cities - the day after Australia Day Special Jazzy Sing/Playalong hosted by June and Stella with Graham Wood and Lew Smith. 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 groupb singing/playing is not only good fun but it’s also good for health – mental and physical. So come along and join June & Stella who will host the show and see what wins out – the therapy or the fun! Tell your mum!! Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm The Shoesmith Nu-Jazz Ensemble

The Shoesmith Nu-Jazz Ensemble is an eclectic group that explores a mixture of standards and orgiginals led by Gavin Shoesmith on double bass. Influenced by Charles Mingus, band leader Shoesmith takes an improvisational approach to composition allowing for a spontaneous organic structure to both his tunes and the standards the band performs. Shoesmith’s bass intertwines with the latino rhythms of the Columbian congero player Oslu Casteñeda creating a rhythmical lyrical foundation. Rhythm is king in the Shoesmith Nu-Jazz Ensemble and drummer Ben Stacey locks it all in with his rocksteady swing and back beat. Jacob Mitchell has an intuitive harmonic approach and blues tinged style and recent WAAPA graduate Marc Osbourne approaches the melodies with a fresh zeal and bright brillance when he solos. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 9.30pm Cartel

Cartel began as a collaboration between bassist Ash Sinclair and keyboardist Chris Travaglini. They both wanted a band that could pay homage to the great 70's, 80's and 90's soul, R&B and pop tracks in all of their synthesized goodness. They were incredibly fortunate to acquire some of Perth's most experienced and talented young musicians and singers who shared the same vision. A few days later, rehearsals were scheduled, and Cartel was born. Their debut gig will feature classics from the 70's, 80's and 90's legends such as Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Prince and many more. Solomon Pitt - Vocals, Elise Lynelle - Vocals, Josh Dyson - Guitar, Chris Travaglini - Keyboards, Ash Sinclair - Bass and Elliot Smith - Drums. Be part of one of the biggest sounding bands to hit the stage this year. You will not be disappointed!! Click here for tickets

MONDAY Jan 28th - Sorry but we are closed

Coming soon: 

January 29th Spence - MacDonald duo (Sydney/Scotland)
February 10th Aravena-Keevers-Wallace Trio (Switzerland/UK/Melbourne)
February 8th & 9th 11.30pm Rachel Claudio (Paris)
February 27th Band of Frequencies (Byron Bay)
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)
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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