Monday, September 9, 2013

Becc Sanderson headlines this week at The Ellington

A special 'members only' offer this Thursday with 2 tickets for the price of 1 to see some of our finest performers - Jamie Oehlers, Tom O'Halloran and Daniel Susnjar. Members please book online with "2 for 1 members" in the comments box or phone the office for assistance. Perth jazz fans will remember Becc as Elizabeth Sanderson of the Sweet Blue Midnights. She relocated to Edinburgh over ten years ago and returns for a weekend of shows at The Ellington with husband and trombonist Chris Greive. We are also delighted to host two groups from Sydney this week including the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra (with special guest Bert Joris) on Tuesday and "a new force for urban roots and Reggae music" The Strides on Wednesday. We also have the sensational singer Aaron Malone with different groups for the late set on Friday and Saturday. Then rounding out the weekend will be Dare to Live from Sonja D'anne vocal studions, followed by final year WAAPA student Sarah Ramsey. And don't forget the fantastic pianist Jangoo Chapkana will be  celebrating his birthday with a big show this evening. Head down to The Ellington this week to catch a taste of some fantastic music. 


The Jangoo Chapkhana Trio swings into action at The Ellington in 2013. This is their fourth appearance at what is Perth's premier venue for top-quality live jazz. Joined by long-time musical collaborators Murray Wilkins (bass) and Dennis Vrcic (drums), this is one night of jazz in 2013 that simply cannot be missed. The programme goes all the way from the great jazz standards to fantastically fresh arrangements of more contemporary material - all laced with that crisp precision and harmonic magic that is the defining sound of the Jangoo Chapkhana Trio. Jangoo will also be celebrating a very special mile stone birthday on the night so come and help him celebrate. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 7.00pm Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra - debut National Tour with Bert Joris (Belgium) 

Featuring European Big Band Luminary, BERT JORIS as guest soloist and composer Belgian based super composer, Bert Joris teams up with one of Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra’s for it’s maiden national tour. This is the first large scale touring project for a Conservatorium jazz orchestra in decades, and to distinguish this occasion and re-affirm its educational and artistic mission, the CJO has invited one of Europe’s leading composers and trumpeters Bert Joris, to be their very special guest. Belgian based trumpeter and composer Bert Joris, enjoys an international reputation as one of Europe’s most accomplished practioners of Jazz Orchestral Music. Hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, dynamic and scintillating”, Joris is best known for his work with the amazing Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano and iconic Belgian Guitarist, Phillip Catherine. A winner of several prestigious European prizes, including the “DJANGO D’OR” and 1998 critics choice European trumpeter of the year, Joris has appeared with The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Enrico Pieranunzi, ”Michel Herr European Quintet”and the “Philippe Aerts quartet”, “Amsterdam Jazz5tet”, Jesse Van Ruller, Joe Haider, Wolfgang Haffner, Rob van Bavel, Lew Tabakin, Hein van de Gein, Marc Moulin to name but a few. Joris last appearance in Australia in 2009 with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra was met with critical acclaim and strong public recognition of his incredible artistry. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm The Strides (Sydney) 

Hailing from Sydney, THE STRIDES have become a new force for urban roots music. Fronted by Reggae Master Ras Roni from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC LTL GZEUS, The Strides have delivered their classic sound to crowds across the country, delivering a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, infectious bass lines, easy musings and a magnetic stage presence between its two lead vocalists, the Strides are an 8-piece collective of multi-talented songwriters and musicians. Having bunkered down for an intensive week long hothouse of jamming and songwriting, the tracks for their forthcoming long player were laid down at U-Live Studios outside of Byron Bay, and later mixed at Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane’s West End by producer / engineer Paulie B. 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 Oehlers-O'Halloran-Susnjar

A special members only offer this Thursday with 2 tickets for the price of 1 to see some of our finest performers Jamie Oehlers, Tom O'Halloran and Daniel Susnjar. Members please book online with "2 for 1 members" in the comments box or phone the office for assistance. Expect the unexpected with this trio…these three master musicians always insist on pushing the boundaries of improvisation on new and old material and tonight won't be any different. Having played together in this format during the short lived Defector explorations sessions, the three one time defectors will reunite to present music that will keep you guessing and leave you on the edge of your seat – the way jazz was intended! Click here for tickets

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

FRIDAY 7.00pm Becc Sanderson (Scotland)

Perth jazz fans will remember Becc as Elizabeth Sanderson of the Sweet Blue Midnights. Her return to the Ellington marks only her second Perth performance season since relocating to Edinburgh in 2000. During that time, Becc has amassed some impressive performance credits, including concerts at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's Big Band, a headline performance at the Shetland Jazz Festival, and original performances at the 2011 and 2012 Edinburgh International Fringe Festivals. These intimate shows will reunite Becc with some old friends, to perform songs by artists who have influenced her successful international career. With music from greats including Dinah Washington, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Carmen McRae and Joni Mitchell, these shows promise a glimpse into the inspirations behind one of Perth’s favourite home-grown talents. Featuring Chris Greive - trombone, Carl Mackey - saxophone, Russell Holmes - piano, Nick Abbey - double bass and Chris Tarr - drums. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 10.30pm The Spread featuring Aaron Malone

Aaron Malone has been a part of Perth’s music community since 2003 when he began studies in Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). It was here that Aaron began to craft his vocal and performance skills with the dream of making a life out of music. After completing his studies in 2006, Aaron has been involved in various musical endeavours encompassing a range of musical genres and styles, including featuring for the Johannes Leubbers Dectet (jazz) and original funk band The Roast. Aaron has spent many hours investing into his passion and growing in his musical craft and is now beginning a new season as the solo artist Whisky Winter. Aaron is honoured to spend this evening at The Ellington and the opportunity to share his musical journey, influences and inspirations with you all. Aaron will be joined by the tightest house-band in town The Spread: Roy Martinez on bass, Sean Phillips on drums, Chris Foster on keys and Harry Winton on guitar. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm Becc Sanderson (Scotland)

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 10.30pm Hornography featuring Aaron Malone

As a part of 2013’s feature event “KNSGB” Hornography comes together to tell you that it’s ok to get loose every now and then. Bringing an 8-piece powerhouse band featuring vocalist Aaron Malone and a three-piece horn section, this night promises to be one that leaves dignity and class alone in the dark. So get down for a funky good time and let Hornography take care of the rest. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 3.00pm Dare to Live - The Return

The Sonja D’anne Vocal Studios, Dare To Dream Italy tour group are home and raring to perform songs from their tour. With memories of a lifetime, and life altering experiences behind them all, they bring to their show, the  stories and music from their month long trip to Italy. Ranging in ages from 12yrs to adults, this group features singers of all genres, country to pop and blues to classical/pure. You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful Sunday afternoon. Rome, Tuscany, Venice, Bologna and Verona may be amazing places to see and to visit, but Perth is where the singers from the Dare To Live Tour group reside. Come to an afternoon where we share the music of our hearts, the food and wines of the Ellington, great company and simply, GOOD music. Ft: Alana Porter; Cherie Karen; Ellena Stacey, Kiara; Megan Emslie; MJ, Rebecca Ella and Samuel Joseph Alexander with special guests Sonja D’anne and Julius Lutero. Lineup: Julius Lutero: Guitars/Percussion and Adria Jerusha: Piano. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm Sarah Ramsey Quintet

Endowed with a warm and soulful tone, Sarah Ramsey produces a unique and exciting approach to jazz through both her compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. Currently in her final year at WAAPA, Sarah is passionate about performing the music she loves, influenced by an array of vocalists including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday and Gian Slater. Join Sarah with an incredible band to hear some of her brand new compositions and swinging arrangements. Featuring Jamie Oehlers - tenor saxophone, Gabriel Fatin - piano, Ashley de Neef - double bass and Sam O'Connell - drums. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 16th September 7.00pm John Septimus Roe College Jazz

Continuing in their annual tradition, John Septimus Roe ACS are proud to present to you three top class ensembles; Jazz 1, Jazz 2 and Chantilly Lace. Sit back and enjoy a night of Swing, Latin, Funk, and more as all three ensembles display their considerable talents through their catalogue of Jazz Standards. Tickets will sell early, so get yours as soon as possible! Click here for tickets

Coming Soon:

September 20 & 21 Gian Slater (Melbourne) 
September 22 Charmaine Jones and Mike Bevan
September 26 Troy Roberts (USA) 
October 5 Alex Gibson (Sydney) 
October 17 Tim Chaisson (Canada)
October 25 Narissa Campbell (NYC) 
October 27 Jordie Lane (LA) 
October 31 and Nov 1 Damien Leith (Sydney)
November 17 Dan Sultan (Sydney)
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