Monday, February 4, 2013

Rachel Claudio - encore performances this week at The Ellington

Don't miss your last chance to catch the amazing Rachel Claudio for 2013 in a big late night double this weekend. Another highlight is the Aravena-Keevers-Wallace Trio on Sunday featuring three fine musicians in an international collaboration from Switzerland/UK/Melbourne. Also expat Callum G'Froerer will launch his CD on Thursday evening and a new soul divas show from Amanda Dee on Tuesday. Get on down for some quality music this week at The Ellington.

TUESDAY 8.00pm Amanda Dee - Soul Divas

This Tuesday Amanda Dee will be paying tribute (with another amazing line-up of muso's and vocalists) to the songs and legendary soul divas of our time. From Aretha, Diana, Whitney,  Tina to Chaka, Maria, Beyonce and more. It's going to be a fantastic show so don't miss out on this great night of songs that will have you holding your heart or dancing with your hands up in the air. It's an early enough night to make it much better than a night at the movies.. Fun Fun Fun.. Keyboards - Graham Wood, Bass-Roy Martinez, Guitar-Simon Jeans, Drums-Pete Evans, Vocal - Sam Nafie and  Vocals- Carrie Pereira. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The Perth Jazz Society presents The Collaboratory featuring Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen

Ongoing collaborators in a quartet setting, Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen will tonight take to the stage as a duo. Come and hear the chemistry that can only exist between regular collaborators, while preparing yourself for the freedom and spontaneity that the duo setting can elicit. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Callum G'Froerer CD Launch (Melbourne)

Currently Melbourne-based Callum G'Froerer returns to his hometown of Perth to launch his debut album, CITY SPEAKS. Recorded at ABC Studios in Melbourne by Jazztrack's Mal Stanley, the album's calm nature and lucid compositions were shaped by a hand picked group of musicians from around Australia: Brett Thompson, guitar, Andrew Brooks, saxophone, Hugh Harvey, drums, and Alex Boneham, bass. The album will be released on the Listen/Hear record label, an initiative set up by Andrew Brooks, Mace Francis, and Johannes Luebbers. Callum G'Froerer is forging out a dynamic career as an improviser, with extensive experience nationally and internationally. He is joined by Brett Thompson on guitar, bassist Karl Florrison, and Greg Brenton, drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm Elle Deslandes

Elle is one of our favourite local Jazz singers. She is a fine interpreter of the Jazz standard and always guarantees a great show with some of our finest musicians. She has been singing in the Perth scene since the 1990s and has worked at many high profile concerts and events as well as being a regular on The Ellington schedule since we opened. Elle "daylights" one of Perth's most in demand designers and is also studying architecture. Featuring a wonderful swinging repertoire with some twists, Elle has a voice of gold as well as her trademark bubbly personality. Don't miss this great opportunity to see one of Perth's most popular and charismatic Jazz Divas. Chris Foster - Piano, Simon Jeans - Guitar, Pete Jeavons - Bass and Chris Tarr - Drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Rachel Claudio (Paris)

Driven by a relentless passion for words, Rachel Claudio's lyrics have a knack of hitting truth right between the eyes. Her song-writing rocks a delicate balance of pop & soul. Her multi-textured voice flips and turns in a stunning blend of power & sweetness. Native to Perth, Western Australia, singer/composer/producer Rachel Claudio arrived in France in 2006, Claudio had already began forging a name in electronic music, creating the label Jaffa Music with DJ Nicolas Vautier. It began a period of soulful house marked by collaborations with artists like Martin Solveig, Jamie Lewis, Dimitri from Paris, among many others. Her distinct vocal sound, production skills & lyrics saw her become one of the definitive vocalists of the soulful house community. She delivered her particular brand of soul in the debut album, Claudiography (to mean, "the writing of Claudio") [Kromatik, France (2011)] Claudio's live performances never leave an audience ambivalent. Her vocal agility, her percussive flow and her implacable conviction have seen her in concert all over the globe, from Sao Paolo to Philadelphia, New York to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong to Melbourne, Amsterdam, Moscow... She has opened for artists such as Common, The Roots, Raheem DeVaughn, Beady Belle, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Franck McComb.. the list goes on. The concept behind the C.L.AUDIO TAPE is simply to honor some of her favorite new-school beatmakers & some of her favorite old-school songwriters in a most unexpected clash of mash-ups (e.g. Barrington Levy v.s. Flying Lotus). Featuring Solomon Pitt, Danny Martin, Cristal Phillips, Graham Wood, Lewis Moody, Simon Jeans and Sean Phillips. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Ali Bodycoat Quintet

Ali Bodycoat has been performing professionally in the Jazz scene throughout venues in Western Australia since 1995 with her Trio, Quartet and Quintet. Ali has performed at the Perth Jazz Society, Jazz Fremantle, Perth and Fremantle Festivals and worked consistently in Musical Theatre with yellow glass theatre inc since studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002. Ali has held a trio residency with Graham Wood and other venerable Perth Jazz musicians such as Sam Anning, Dane Alderson and Carl Mackey at the Subiaco Hotel for thirteen years, supported Vince Jones, Grace Knight and Marcia Hynes and consistently works with the state’s top Jazz Musicians. Recent shows have received critical acclaim including Minor Major Marlene - based on the work of Marlene Dietrich and Franklin - a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Rachel Claudio (Paris)

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Aravena-Keevers-Wallace Trio

Touring from Switzerland/UK/Melbourne with special guest Jamie Oehlers. Not a traditional jazz piano trio – where presumably the rhythm section lays it down while the pianist explores the possibilities in lengthy sojourns – would be the best, or rather more accurate description of this internationally based ensemble. Canadian born/UK based drummer Chris Wallace, Chilean born/Australian raised (now based in Switzerland) bassist Rodrigo Aravena and Melbourne pianist Sam Keevers like to approach their musical escapades 'in the spirit of adventure'. Or, another way of putting it would be 'a three-way conversation' where the three musicians are not separate elements: instead, they're three components of the same entity where at any moment and for whatever reason, any one of the elements can shift position, elevation, intensity, etc... The AKW Trio's repertoire comprises original compositions as well as tunes by Theolonious Monk and Wayne Shorter. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 11th February - Sorry but we are closed

Coming soon: 

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 
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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