Monday, April 8, 2013

This week at The Ellington

Please help support the innaugural 2013 Perth International Jazz Festival by purchasing tickets to the headline concert at The Perth Concert Hall on May 25th featuring an amazing triple bill with Joe Lovano (USA), Katie Noonan (QLD) and Vince Jones (Sydney). Ellington subscribers get first notice of tickets sales that will surely sell like hotcakes at the bargain price of $80 A reserve and $60 B reserve. Get in quick and not only secure a great seat but help us secure the future for this much needed festival. Tickets available to this Australian exclusive concert here and tickets to The Ellington events here - Bishop's Gardens stage on sale very soon.
While we're waiting for that, we have another great week of music with a single launch from Rick Webster on Tuesday, debut shows from Ricki Malet's band - Malmac on Wednesday, Paul Gioia's CD launch Thursday, new late groove backing band THE SPREAD on Friday with special guest Danny Martin and an all star band on Monday week with "The Mingus Amongst Us" - Plus much, much more... It's like a festival every week at The Ellington!!!

MONDAY 7.00pm Jamie Oehlers Quartet

Saxophonist Jamie Oehlers' latest album, "Smoke and Mirrors" featuring the incredible American drummer Ari Honeig, recently won "Best Australian Jazz Album" in Rhythm magazine's readers poll. Tonight Jamie and his group will be performing tracks from the album with a few new tunes that are hot off the press. This will be Jamie and Tal's last performance together before they head to the UK and Europe to perform - Always dynamic and energetic, come down to be recharged! Jamie Oehlers – saxophones, Tal Cohen – piano, Ash de Neef – bass, Sam O'Connell – drums.Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 7.00pm Rick Webster single launch

Rick has been releasing his own material since 2010 which has seen him travel overseas and receive 2 nominations for both West Australian Jazz Artist of the year and Jazz Song of the year in 2012. He has released 2 EP's in 2011 and 2012 featuring both instrumental and vocal tracks. Fresh off of winning the Jazz category of the International John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Rick will be presenting new songs as well as songs from his previous EP's in an all new format featuring the amazing Victoria Newton on Vocals. Don't miss this show that has something for everyone's musical tastes. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm Malmac

Carl Mackey and Ricki Malet team up with Tal Cohen, Pete Jeavons and Chris Tarr to perform some high-energy music written by themselves and some of their favourite modern composers. After years of collaboration in other groups the guys have finally gotten together to share musical ideas in this quintet setting. You do not want to miss the debut performance of this band! Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 10:30pm Night cap session (5 dollars entry at the door) featuring Brendan Grey.

A perfect way to relax with a late night tipple and some tasty food, while being serenaded by some of our best young talent.

THURSDAY 7.00pm Paul Gioia CD Launch - Blue Sky

For decades, Paul Gioia has been one of Western Australia's leading blues and gospel pianists, having wowed audiences with his high-energy music and evocative ballads. With two solo CDs already under his belt, Mercy Train and Rising Sea, Paul now launches his third solo CD, Blue Sky. With help from some of Perth's top musoes, Paul has completed his most challenging project to date. Each song has been allowed to speak for itself, from New Orleans brass band romps and searing electric blues to haunting ballads, and even tipping the hat to African grooves. The result is something Paul is incredibly proud of. Greg Brenton and Joe Southwell, with guest performances from internationally renowned vocalist Victoria Newton, slide extraordinaire Andrew Winton, Iris, Andrew and David Gioia, Kris Kingwell and sousaphone player Robin Murray. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 10.30pm Night cap session (5 dollars entry at the door) featuring Luke Minness.

A perfect way to relax with a late night tipple and some tasty food, while being serenaded by some of our best young talent.

FRIDAY 7.00pm 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 10.30pm Danny Martin and THE SPREAD

Spread those earlobes and get ready for an out of mind, body altering experience. Emerging from the darkest depths of Hip Hop and the freshest buds of Soul and RnB The Spread will toast you and cover you in their sacarine, sticky goodness. Before long you'll be back for another helping. Featuring some of Perth's tastiest condiments, Sean Phillips (Drums), Roy Martinez (Bass), Harry Winton (Guitar) and Lewis Moody (Keys), The Spread is your new Friday night breakfast buffet at the Ellington. This week joining The Spread will be Perth mainstay and forerunner of Funk, Hip Hop and everything delectable, Danny "D$" Martin. Danny has been at the helm of many of Perth's staple powerhouse groups including Detour, The Dynamites and recently the most-controversial F**kFunk. Expect a healthy serving from the likes of Parliament Funkadelic, Bilal and Stevie Wonder among others. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm Ali Bodycoat Quintet

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 10.30pm Late night groove series featuring Cristal Phillips

Join one of our hottest young divas as she rips up another late show at The Ellington. It's hard to believe that Cristal made her debut for The Ellington late sets only 3 years ago, but in that time has emerged as one of Perth's most in demand RnB and Soul singers. Tonight will be packed with hot funk/soul and R&B tunes  and played by the "A" list of session players for your enjoyment. Sit back and enjoy the Cristalware!!! Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm Jake Dennis featuring Mint Jazz Band

Jake Dennis is the charismatic front man for Mint Jazz Band (, a fresh Perth jazz/swing/blues/contemporary quartet which features funky Australian pianist Mark Cunniffe, superb Guernsey drummer Chris Marquand, and expressive Singaporean double bassist Malcolm Mah. They have performed together regularly at Wolf Lane and Wild Fig as well as at The Byrneleigh and the Town of Cambridge’s Music in the Park and always provide a sophisticated and memorable show. Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness their second performance together at The Ellington, Perth’s premier jazz club. The show will feature a mix of jazz classics with a dash of contemporary tunes. It will be a night you will never forget. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 15th April 7.00pm Mingus Amongst Us

Sydney baritone saxophonist Steve Fitzmaurice brings together some of the country's finest musicians for a night of Mingus mayhem! This 9 piece band features Steve (bari) and Michael Azzopardi (piano) from Sydney; Tim Wilson (alto) and Dan Beasy (Trumpet) from Melbourne; and Perth's own Carl Mackey (Tenor), Jeremy Greig (bone), James Cross (bone), Pete Jeavons (bass) and Chris Tarr (drums). Together they  will capture the fiery spirit of Charles Mingus in a night not to be missed! Click here for tickets

Coming soon: 

April 16th Charmaine Jones and Mike Bevan (Adelaide)
April 17th Stu Larsen
April 21st Nicki Gillis (Sydney)
April 24th Pugsley Buzzard (Sydney)
May 9th Natalie Dietz (NYC)
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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