The maestro Mat Jodrell is back this week for a range shows including gigs with Carl Mackey Wednesday, Daniel Susnjar (Thursday) and leading a big band (Friday and Saturday). In addition to this musical treat, we welcome the debut show from Premiss (Tuesday), the return of Katherine Curnow from the UK (Saturday) and an encore performance of Gospel Extravaganza (Sunday). Book soon for what is set for a great week of music at The Ellington.
TUESDAY 7.00pm Premiss
Premiss is a recently formed quintet featuring some of WAAPA's finest recently graduated talent. July 16th promises to be a dynamic and energetic evening of original compositions and contemporary covers ranging from Gilad Hekselman and Will Vinson to Radiohead and Cat Power. This performance kick starts Premiss onto the Perth jazz scene and preludes their upcoming residency at the Llama bar beginning August 1st. For more information and a listen to their recently recorded demos please visit http://premislivemusic.wix.com/premiss. Ben Matthews- Piano, Bronton Ainsworth- Drums, Jeremy Thomson- Electric Guitar, Ollie Christie- Double Bass, Brendan Grey- Alto Saxophone. Click here for tickets
WEDNESDAY 7.00pm Carl Mackey and Mat Jodrell
Saxophonist, Carl Mackey returns to The Ellington stage with long time friend and musical cohort Mat Jodrell. Jodrell, a Perth native now taking New York by storm, is a fiery trumpeter of immense talent. The frontmen of Perth’s famed ‘Speedball’, Mackey and Jodrell have a musical synergy built upon years of playing together. Both share a passion for hard swinging, emotionally driven material and this reunion is sure to result in a night of high intensity music. You will not want to miss this one, so get in early to secure your ticket! Carl Mackey - Saxophones, Mat Jodrell - Trumpet, Piano - Graham Wood, Bass - Pete Jeavons and Drums - Ben Vanderwal. Click here for tickets
WEDNESDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door
The Night Cap Sessions where a late night jazz duo will woo you with the finest jazz music, tasty and elegant Ellington food, quality beverages and intimately friendly service for you and your friends to enjoy late into the evening. No table reservations - first in best dressed. Be part of the nightcap scene at The Ellington Jazz Club where it’s not just warm, it’s hot.
THURSDAY 7.00pm Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz
Drummer Daniel Susnjar has recently returned from 5 years of study and performance in the United States, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Apart from earning his academic credentials from this prestigious music school, Daniel has relished in opportunities to perform and record with world-class artists including Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Terence Blanchard, Danilo Perez and Dave Douglas, to name a few. Mat Jodrell - trumpet, Graham Wood - Piano, Pete Jeavons - acoustic bass, Iain Robbie - percussion and Daniel Susnjar - drums/compositions. Click here for tickets
THURSDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door
FRIDAY 7.00pm Perth Winter Arts Festival Presents Mat Jodrell (NYC)
One of the outstanding fresh new voices in Jazz today. Originally born in Perth, Western Australia, Mat is now based in New York City where he recently completed his Masters and Artist Diploma degrees at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Mat is featured on numerous recordings, released and toured his debut record ‘Blues In The Night’, and toured extensively throughout the world. Since moving to New York Mat has had the opportunity to perform with Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, James Spaulding, Carl Allen, Terence Blanchard, Josh Roseman and many others. Between 2008 and 2012 Mat has performed regularly with the show ‘Hair’ on Broadway and played with Paul Anka with whom he toured throughout Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Click here for tickets
FRIDAY 10.30pm The Spread featuring Astrid Ripepi
Our Friday house band "The Spread" will this week feature singer extraordinaire Astrid Ripepi. She will bring you a combination of her electrifying musical interpretations of some of the greats. Known as a multi-talented pianist/singer/song-writer, Astrid brings a fresh approach to these genres. Tonight Astrid will strictly be on the microphone leading a phenomenal band of Perth's finest musicians including Chris Foster, Harry Winton, Roy Martinez and more. If you love high energy music from our finest singers and musicians, then his is a night to attend! Click here for tickets
SATURDAY 7.00pm Perth Winter Arts Festival Presents Mat Jodrell
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SATURDAY 10.30pm Katherine Curnow Homecoming
After two years living it up in London, Perth soul songbird Katherine Curnow is back for a monumental homecoming show. Armed with an array of fresh groove and soul tunes, teamed with a few staple favourites, influenced by her time spent in the United Kingdom and Europe - let Katherine serenade you and get you grooving with her soulful, sultry vocals and killer line-up. Joined by some of Perth’s finest musicians and some special friends, don’t miss Katherine’s first show back in Perth. Keys - Matthew Schmalkuche, Drums - James Sandon, Bass - Roy Martinez, Guitar - Harry S Winton, Sax - Carl Mackey, Backing Vocals - Danielle O’Sullivan. Click here for tickets
SUNDAY 5.30pm Gospel Extravaganza 2
After a monstrous debut show in April, the GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA is back for round two! This will be a HUGE evening - with new songs and special guest vocalists. Bassist Joe Southwell has lined up some of Perth’s finest musicians to bring you a mind-blowing evening of urban contemporary gospel music. Fronted by Ayodele (eye-yo-deli) and Sam Nafie on vocals, the band will journey through tunes by artists such as Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond & Israel Houghton, amongst others. BIG 9-piece band: Ayodele – vox, Sam Nafie – vox, Trevor Jalla – guitar, Jeremy Trezona – sax, Sam Timmerman – trumpet, Matt Schmalkuche – keys, Pete Forgus – drums, Wayne Antioch – percussion, Joe Southwell - bass/synth, …plus special guest vocals. Click here for tickets
MONDAY 22nd July, 7.00pm Song Lounge
Presented by North Street Music, Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Room for Reason, Steve Hensby, Matt Allen and Shameem.Click here for tickets
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