Don't miss the sensational new album release from Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers - The Differences this weekend on Friday and Saturday evening. Other special guests this week include Sydney based band The Dilworths (Wednesday) and Adelaide based duo Charmaine Jones and Mike Bevan (Sunday 8.30pm). A good opportunity for the students at JSR College to perform this evening and the debut of the Hills Big Band features on Sunday at 5.30pm. Add to the mix a couple of new late shows from Shayna Gordon-Hall (Friday) and Ladies Who Lead (Saturday), a tribute to Joe Henderson (Thursday) and some fishy music on Tuesday and we're all set for another great week of music at The Ellington.
MONDAY 7.00pm John Septimus Roe College JazzContinuing 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
TUESDAY 7.00pm Matt Richards - Creatures of the DeepImmerse yourself with Matt Richards Creatures Of The Deep as they present music by Percy Mayfield, T-Bone Walker, John Coltrane and Australian jazz legend Dale Barlow. Also featured will be some of Matt’s original repertoire inspired by his many undersea adventures as a competition freediver and commercial diver. Creatures Of The Deep will feature Matt Richards (Tenor Saxophone), Harry Mitchell (Piano), Bronton Ainsworth (Drums), Nick Abbey (Bass), Jacob Mitchell (Guitar) and very special guest Adam Hall (Trumpet). Click here for tickets
WEDNESDAY 7.00pm The DilworthsNow entering it’s fifth year, The Dilworths are heading into 2013 with a new lineup, new compositions and new recordings. The band began as an ensemble to workshop Eamon’s compositions and evolved into a high energy modern jazz group that has become a mainstay on the Sydney jazz scene with performances at leading venues 505, Jazzgroove and SIMA. Eamon is a 2010/2011 Young Australian of the Year Jazz Bell Awards nominee, 2007 James Morrison Scholarship Finalist and Umbria Jazz Berklee School top scholarship recipient. Eamon has lead performances across Australia as well as Romania, Italy, Austria and England. “The talent-packed Dilworths are a band to watch out for; their appealing compositions and articulate performances cannot be ignored” - John McBeath (Weekend Australian 2010). Featuring Eamon Dilworth -Trumpet and Jamie Oehlers - Saxophone. Click here for tickets
WEDNESDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the doorThe 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 Danny Susnjar and Carl Mackey Tribute to Joe HendersonLongtime musical collaborators Carl Mackey and Daniel Susnjar present a tribute to legendary saxophonist Joe Henderson. Joe's compositions including Recorda Me have become jazz standards, and much of his music is still played by musicians around the globe. Don't miss an evening of high-energy interactive music played by some of Australia's finest. Featuring Carl Mackey- saxophone, Tom O'Halloran - piano, Nick Abbey- bass and Daniel Susnjar- drums. Click here for tickets
THURSDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door
FRIDAY 7.00pm Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers - The DifferencesTwo of Australia’s most recognised and awarded jazz talents, vocalist Gian Slater and saxophonist Jamie Oehlers, have been collaborating on various projects over the past 5 years. In February last year they entered the studio with their regular Melbourne based rhythm section of Paul Grabowsky, Ben Robertson and Dave Beck to record an album of Gian’s originals, as well as some of their uniquely arranged covers from artists as diverse as Paul Simon and Rodgers and Hart. This is a sublime album that combines their unique talents; Gian’s hauntingly beautiful, original and sometimes minimalistic voice and Jamie’s firebrand intensity and virtuosity. Tonight Gian and Jamie will present music from this CD, as well as some new material that will be sure to please. Click here for tickets
FRIDAY 10.30pm The Spread featuring Shayna Gordon-HallShayna Hall-Gordon is a young singer who is already developing a unique and captivating style as a performer. Influenced by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince, Shayna delivers energetic and engaging performances as well as soulful vocals. After doing backing vocals for local artists such as Matt Allen and Howie Morgan, Shayna is so excited to be doing her debut lead singing Ellington performance with the Spread. Shayna 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 Gian Slater and Jamie Oehlers - The DifferencesSee Friday listing Click here for tickets
SATURDAY 10.30pm Late Night Groove Series presents Ladies Who Lead‘Ladies Who Lead’ is a series of gigs dedicated to female vocalists that stand out front of an all-male band and together they get the dance floor grooving. Opening the series is one of WA's finest soul bands; the 'Amani Consort'. Soul sister Aysha Amani leads a stellar band featuring some of Perth's best musicians. These guys have laid down some of the smoothest grooves this city has ever seen. Let them lure you in with their sophisticated tunes and then get you moving with their tasty beats. Taking over for the late session will be one of Perth's best live liquid DnB bands; the 'Pimps of Sound Feat. Milly James'. The sleek Milly James glides like a swan over the top of the high energy liquid DnB that is the 'Pimps of Sound'. In the past two years these guys have done some amazing shows and surprised a lot of punters with their unique infectious dance rhythms. This will be a night to break out your serious dance moves, to have a lot of fun and to appreciate the awesome things that can happen when ladies lead. What finer place to kick off this series than the Ellington. Click here for tickets
SUNDAY 5.30pm Hills Big BandSwing doesn’t entirely describe the Hills Big Band (www.hillsbigband.com.au ). Sure they do the Basie and sometimes the Miller. And yes they do have two great vocalists to do the Sinatra and the Billie Holiday. The kicker is in the arrangements; with maestro Kieran Hurley at the helm, they have scoured the planet for the hip. Leaving no stone unturned, they bring you arrangements of numbers by the likes of Chick Corea, Charlie Mingus, Horace Silver, and Brian Setzer. From their humble beginnings in the far flung reaches of the Perth Hills, this band has advanced pretty rapidly, last year filling the Midland town hall and featuring in the at the Northbridge Sunday Piazza Live series. Click here for tickets
SUNDAY 8.30pm Charmaine Jones and Mike Bevan'From the first notes on the duo's debut album, a faster than usual, superbly scatted version of Noel Coward's Mad About the Boy, it's obvious we are close to virtuoso territory.' – The Australian. Captivating performances to sold-out audiences, an extraordinary musical prowess and an extended repertoire suggest a longstanding partnership, yet this enthralling pair have only been playing as a duo since late 2011. Vocalist Charmaine Jones and guitarist Mike Bevan released their debut album, A Small Hotel, in January 2012 to significant critical acclaim. Their second album Still in February 2013 did not disappoint, launched to a full house at one of Adelaide’s premier music venues and a 4 star review in The Australian. Jones and Bevan are indeed making their mark on the Australian jazz scene. The duo’s synergy comes from mutual respect and a deep love of jazz, the blues & Brazilian music. Offering an original take on jazz standards and singular arrangements of an eclectic range of enigmatic tunes, their music exudes a sensitivity and zest that does justice to its inspirations; Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, Diane Reeves and Russel Malone, Astrud Gilberto and Tom Jobim. Click here for tickets
MONDAY 23rd September 7.00pm Song LoungeSong Lounge @ The Ellington – Last month the young ones brought their youthful vibes through their song’s to the stage at Unearthed with Emily Joy , Ella Edwards Smith, Zev Levi, Emily J , Jenn Wyatt and Joe Simish keeping us well entertained with their family and friends all squeezing into The Ellington, we are very excited for what awaits this month. Featuring Elk Bell, Holly Norman, Rachel Gorman and special guests The Lady Birds and Noah Shilkin. Click here for tickets
Coming Soon: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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