Monday, August 5, 2013

Murphy, Magnusson, Wilson, Blow + Tiaryn headline this week at The Ellington

We have a huge week of music this week with 15 incredible shows. US trombonist George Murphy will be a treat tonight for lovers of mainstream Jazz, Melbourne guitarist Steve Magnusson will be in residence Thursday and Friday night, the wonderful singer Allira Wilson returns after a year in Melbourne for one show only on Friday night, the exciting Melbourne ensemble BLOW will be playing the main set Saturday followed by the return of Tiaryn who has also relocated to Melbourne. BUT WAIT - there's more, with four more shows from A Saucy Little Secret, a Beyonce tribute with Cristal Phillips, PJS Collaboratory, Night Cap shows, and the fantastic Rick Webster on Sunday. 

MONDAY 7.00pm George Murphy (USA) and the Gavin Kerr Trio

This August George has been invited to Perth to perform with the WAAPA Big Band, adjudicate for the W.A. School's Jazz Festival and to be an Artist in Residence at Hale School's Music Department. Oh.......and to swing up a storm at the Ellington with the Gavin Kerr Trio! George (vocals and trombone) will be backed by Gavin Kerr on drums, Ookii Effendi on piano and Danny Moss Jnr on Bass. This trio has performed regularly at the Ellington to sold out crowds and always entertains with their brand of swinging jazz. The group will also be joined by some special (secret) guests on the night. If you love the music of Frank Sinatra and the crooners, if you love the silky tones of the trombone (who doesn't?), if you love that broad Bostonian accent then you should leave your slippers in the cupboard, grab your "going out shoes" and get down to the Ellington for a night of swinging standards. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN

HMS PopUp Productions’ A Saucy Little Secret, is a masterful piece of cabaret theatre by Melanie Bainbridge, following the lives of five strong women whose music and attitudes influenced the development of modern blues, queer lifestyle and racial tolerance. Famous not only for their music, but also for their progressive and alternative attitudes to sexuality, race issues and relationships, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Ethel Waters and Alberta Hunter, all broke into the music scene through the buffet flats and rent houses of Harlem, but rose to be successful and wealthy recording artists in their own right. Five of Australia’s premier jazz, soul and blues musicians and tremendous actors come together to share their untold stories. Di Shaw, Libby Hammer, Ofa Fotu (aka Odette Mercy), Natalie Gillespie and Harry Deluxe set the stage on fire in this sexy, sassy show. Magnus Danger Magnus is delicious as the devilish MC. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 8.00pm Beyonce Tribute with Abbey | Foster | Falle featuring Cristal Phillips 

There’s a rare few things in this life that are worth their weight in gold.  Gold being the most obvious. A close second would have to be the joy you get when you come in from a cold, wet night and there’s a fire blazing and a hot cup of cocoa waiting patiently for you to inhale its rich, chocolaty goodness.  An easy third is witnessing the epic wonder of ABBEY FOSTER FALLE trio burning up the backline of The Ellington Jazz Club stage with Cristal Phillips paying tribute to this generation’s most prolific child of destiny – BeyoncĂ©. If you love your Tuesday nights to be submerged in vocal honey and then roasted over an open flame of perfect pitch, fierce attitude and amazing grace then join us for a 2 show spectacular this August 6th and 13th at The Ellington Jazz Club. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN

See Tuesday listing. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm The Perth Jazz Society present The Collaboratory with Sandon, Malet and Abbey

THE COLLABORATORY w/ James Sandon (sax), Ricki Malet (trumpet) + Nick Abbey (bass). Collaborators in many different settings, James Sandon, Ricki Malet and Nick Abbey will perform tonight for the first time as a trio - throwing off the shackles of piano and guitar and exploring the freedom of the chord-less trio. Oozing musicality, James Sandon is well known as both a virtuosic saxophonist and grooving percussionist. Combine this with Ricki Malet, one of Perth's top jazz trumpeters, and the rhythmic drive of bassist Nick Abbey for some jazz with a real kick!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 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN

See Tuesday listing. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Steve Magnusson (Melbourne) with Jamie Oehlers and Ben Vanderwal

Stephen Magnusson is one of the most accomplished, versatile and distinctive musicians in Australia. His incredible technique and astoundingly beautiful tone on his instrument have made him an indispensable part of many bands and film scores. Magnusson has performed/recorded with many National and international artists including Chalie Haden’s Music Liberation Orchestra, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rickie-lee Jones, Tim Berne, George Garzone, Jim Black, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, Australian Art Orchestra, Katie Noonan, Christine Sullivan, Michelle Nicole, Assumptions Trio, Megan Washington, Paul Kelly, SNAG,  Mike Nock, Enrico Rava, Arthur Blythe and many others. Stephen was awarded the Swiss Diagonal Arts Grant and the Pop Kredit award in 1999, Co-Winner of 2000 National Jazz Award, nominated for the Freedman Fellowship twice and the Melbourne Prize in 07. Tonight Steve teams up with two long time musical colleagues in Jamie Oehlers and Ben Vanderwal to present new music in a format that is bound to excite. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door

FRIDAY 7.00pm Allira Wilson returns featuring Steve Magnusson and Jamie Oehlers

Vocalist Allira Wilson finally returns to Perth after moving to Melbourne a year ago, in a special concert that will feature the incredible Melbourne guitarist Steve Magnusson and home town jazz fly in fly out-er, Jamie Oehlers. Allira Wilson is quickly emerging as one of Australia’s greatest young talents, whose musical approach has been described as “brave and raw as it is supple and intricate”.  Allira has performed at many venues including Bennetts Lane, the Ellington Jazz Club, with performances under her own name and also with the jazz band Blowfish, with Jamie Oehlers.Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 10.30pm The SPREAD featuring Danny Martin

Danny Martin (D$ / D Money) is a powerhouse vocalist who has been tearing up the funk, R&B and hip hop scene in Perth for over a decade. Having played with local outfits like Booty Jooce, The Dynamites and the famed Detour, Danny has adopted his own style and sound which is both an incredible balance of old school funk and modern hip hop. Danny will be joined by The Spread - the tightest house band in town which features Roy Martinez on bass, Sean Phillips on drums, Chris Foster on keys and Harry S. Winton on guitar. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm BLOW (Melbourne)

BLOW has been at the forefront of Australian Contemporary Jazz since it’s inception as Musiikki Oy during the early 1980’s. [The name change necessary to avoid identity confusion when touring in Europe]. BLOW’s artistic vision is limitless and ever evolving, inspired by the moment, the place, the audience, the mood and the empathy shared by the members of the ensemble. Exceptional improvisers who create a group sound that is uniquely BLOW. BLOW is: Ted Vining (drums), Bob Sedergreen (piano), Gareth Hill (bass) and Peter Harper (saxophone). Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 10.30pm Late Night Groove series featuring Tiaryn

Having relocated to Melbourne at the start of 2012, Tiaryn returns to Perth for this special performance. Tiaryn is a soul singing sensation. An engaging artist who leaves audiences in awe, Tiaryn's music has captivated audiences in Melbourne with her original lyrics and unforgettable melodies. For this performance Tiaryn will be playing a mix of her upbeat, soul inspired originals and neo-soul, funk classics sure to keep everybody moving. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN

See Tuesday listing. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 8.00pm Rick Webster

Rick Webster is a guitarist from Perth , Western Australia , After graduating from the Academy of Performing arts with both a Bachelor in Jazz Music and an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary music , Rick has gone on to become one of the hardest working guitarists in Perth. He is the recent winner of the international John Lennon songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category and a finalist in the American Songwriting Competition in 2012. Rick has been releasing his own material since 2011 and his 2 EP's : "Rick Webster" and "The Rick Webster Project" featuring vocalist Allira Wilson have received critical acclaim and seen him nominated for awards from the West Australian Music Industry and win international songwriting competitions. Tonight will be a showcase of this material paired with recently commissioned work for ABC national radio as well as all new music written for the evening. The show will feature original vocalist Allira Wilson who is in Perth for a limited time before returning to Melbourne. The music of Rick Webster is varied and mixes styles of Jazz, Pop , Funk and R&B to create a unique style that has something for everyones musical tastes. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 7.00pm 12th August - JTC Jazz

Come join us for an evening of talent and sophistication as John XXIII College teams up with The Ellington Jazz Club to showcase the hardwork and dedication of the amazing students and teachers from the College's music department. The evening will be jam packed with talent! Let the music students of John XXIII College entertain you for this one night spectacular!. An array of talent will be on display ranging from Swing Band to the Saxophone Quartet, Chamber Choir as well as individual performers/singers. It will be a night not to be missed. The event is open to the public, but tickets will no doubt be snapped up very quickly by parents – so get in fast! Click here for tickets

Coming Soon:

August 23 & 24 Alison Wedding (NYC)
September 7 Mark Wilkinson  (Sydney) - new shows on sale - be quick
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