Monday, August 12, 2013

This week at The Ellington

We're back to normal production after a big week with 15 shows last week - you will need to make a choice from just 11 shows this week! Tonight we feature the youthful talent from John XXIII College followed on Tuesday by a must see encore of the Beyonce tribute from Cristal Phillips. A long awaited return from the TLC Trio on Wednesday is followed by the farewell show for Sean Little with MFO Thursday. Step into the weekend with a range of great music from James, Flynn, Tiaryn with The Spread, Marnie Kent, Nightshift and Katie Hodgkin. See you at The Ellington...

MONDAY 7.00pm 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

TUESDAY 7.00pm 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 7.00pm TLC Organ Trio

Tom O'Halloran - Organ, Laurence (Freddie) Grigson - Guitar, Chris Tarr - Drums. This band is a fine addition to the scene and The Ellington welcomes their return performance for another fantastic session of originals, standards, blues and soul in the organ trio tradition of Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, Joey Defrancesco, Larry Golding and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Definitely the coolest and funkiest blues based combo in town. 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 MFO featuring Sean Little

Help MFO say farewell and good luck to tenor saxophonist Sean Little before he heads off to New York to study.  Sean has been an integral part of MFO since 2009 and is a regular featured soloist with the band.  Tonights performance will put Sean in the spotlight. The Mace Francis Orchestra (MFO) was formed late in 2005 to experiment with composition, in the style of the great modern big bands lead by Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider.  The result has been the coming together of 14 of Perth’s finest musician’s and composers to create exciting new music for big band.  Over the last 8 years MFO has recorded 5 CDs, toured nationally four times and performed with international jazz artists, Jim Pugh (USA), Jon Gordon (NY), John Hollenbeck (USA), Theo Bleckmann (NY), Ed Partyka (GER) and Satoko Fujii (JAP).  With swirling saxophones, big brass and a driving rhythm section their performances are filled with energy, humour and sophistication.  A little big band that punches above it weight. Click here for tickets

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

FRIDAY 7.00pm James Flynn Quintet

James Flynn - Vocals, Harry Mitchell- Piano, Nick Abbey - Bass, Chris Tarr - Drums & Carl Mackey - saxes. Over the last decade James  Flynn has consolidated a significant reputation as not only a fine jazz vocalist but also as an actor, writer and producer of some of the most exciting productions to tour Australia."Unforgettable" - The Nat King Cole story, "Simply Sinatra", "That's Amore" - A celebration of Dean Martin, "Beyond the song" Remembering Bobby Darin & "Chatin' with Chet" -The Chet Baker story. The perfect night out for lovers of wonderful music and great entertainment. The Scotsman (UK) - “One of the rare vocalists who can interpret the beautiful lyrics of standard tunes the way they were meant to be sung”. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 10.30pm The SPREAD featuring Tiaryn

Tiaryn is a pop-pianist, singer/songwriter sensation. An engaging artist who leaves audiences in awe, Tiaryn prides herself on striving to write completely original lyrics & catchy melodies, conjuring imagery of timeless stories like lost & found love whilst also aiming to surprise the listener with quirky and peculiar lyrics such as in her songs “My Big Bird” and “Banana Man”. Tiaryn 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 drums. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm Marnie Kent

Many local and International audiences have experienced the unique jazz style and awesome sound of Perth Jazz Singer Marnie Kent. Her mix of jazz originals and standards with a funky edge and her love of latin grooves make for an eclectic cross section of styles. With her roots firmly in Jazz, it is easy to recognize her love of pop, blues, r’n'b and latin rhythms. Her sound is warm and rich, her style exciting and dynamic. Her experience, confidence and dynamic stage presence make her an enticing performer. With Don Gomes on Piano, Simon Jeans- Guitar, Pete Jeavons- Bass and Chris Tarr on Drums. This will see another great performance by the Marnie Kent Quintet. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 10.30pm Late night groove series presents NightShift

NightShift are an instrumental quartet who deliciously fuse funk and soul and highlight it with hints of jazz flavour. With an extra special take on crowd favourites like Justin Timberlake, Jamiroquai and Meshell NdegeOcello, grab your time card and punch in for your Late Night Groove with NightShift at The Ellington. Featuring Scott Kay, Ronan Chapple, Josh Hopkins, Alex Canion and special guests. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm Katie Hodgkin presents Songs of Love Loss and Longing

Perth Songstress Katie Hodgkin (Random Act) returns to her jazz and blues roots for a soulful Sunday session that you won't soon forget. Backed by a quartet of Perth's finest jazz and contemporary musicians, Katie will explore songs of love, loss and longing. From standards, to some unusual treatment of the music of artists such as Elvis Costello and Leonard Cohen, as well as some unexpected surprises. Be prepared to be transported to a world of sadness and beauty, of love lost, love found, and love that never was. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 19th August 7.00pm Song Lounge Unearthed

Song Lounge Unearthed is a hugely exciting showcase with many new singers bursting onto the scene. With some singers never having played a 'show' before other than the odd open mic night, this selection is a pick of the talent in WA that North Street Music believes could be the ones to watch over the next few years.  Come along and discover a new star being born. Featuring Emily Joy, Ella Edwards-Smith, Zev Levi, Emily J, Jenn Wyatt and Joe Simich. 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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