JAZZ FREMANTLE (inc)
THE PRESIDENT AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE NAVY CLUB AND
JAZZ FREMANTLE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING EVENTS.
SHOW TIME: 3pm TO 6pm, DOORS OPEN AT 2:30PM
EFTPOS only payments available
Program details are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.
Metro Big Band
The 17 piece ‘Metro Big Band’ – A group of fabulous musicians with a wealth of talent and experience who have a passion for performing ‘Big Band’ music – featuring vocalists Rob Pring, Leah Guelfi and music director Erin Royer. Think of an era of the Jazz greats – Consider some of the classic songs of the Mo-Town era in the decade referred to as the ‘Swinging 60s. Supplement this with the occasional torch song, a few blues and Soul numbers and spice it up with some catchy contemporary dance tunes and you’ll come close to imagining what The Metro Big Band is all about! Metro plays a selection of the best Swing/Jazz charts by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin… and many more, together with a selection of Mo-Town, Blues, rock and Contemporary tunes by Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Renee Olstead…. To name a few. Always excited to meet and entertain our new audience!
PUBLIC HOLIDAY NO CONCERT
Garry Lee/Aaron Caldwell sax Quartet presents
Garry Lee/Aaron Caldwell sax Quartet presents: Paul Desmond and the Modern Jazz Quartet! For many decades commencing in the 1950s two of the most famous quartets in jazz were the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Modern Jazz Quartet. DBQ was based around the melodic alto sax of Paul Desmond – MJQ was based around the blues/bop of Milt Jackson’s vibraphone. In 1971 MJQ recorded with Desmond – Paul Desmond and the Modern Jazz Quartet This album has created the catalyst for the coming together of alto saxophonist Aaron Caldwell and vibraphonist Garry Lee. Aaron, who formerly studied Jazz Improvisation with Garry, is forging an impressive reputation as a student at WAAPA and has become a featured soloist with WAYJO. He has put together an ensemble of superb young musicians with Josh Gray guitar, Lucy Browning double bass and Callum Thompson drums. Garry will play vibraphone. Of course, alto sax and vibes recordings can be found in compositions by Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea and many others so expect a repertoire of lyrical, sophisticated and soul-infused jazz that will underline the two enduring components of jazz – Swing and the Blues.
Victoria Newton has been serenading audiences in Perth for many years and in the UK where she was recognized as one of the most exciting and dynamic vocalists on the London jazz scene. ‘A fabulous strong clear voice with a great sense of time and an even greater sense of fun’ Steve Rubie, 606 Club, London. Deeply into the music, a real jazz singer’ Brian Blain, Jazz UK ‘A jazz singer a cut above the crowd’ John Fordham, The Guardian, UK During her early years in London, she collaborated with Acid-Jazz recording artist, the late Ronny Jordan, and supported Terence Blanchard at the Jazz Café with her quartet. She has appeared at many venues and festivals in the northern and southern hemispheres, including the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, The London International Jazz Festival, The Ingolstadt Jazz Festival in Germany, the Perth International Jazz Festival, and Alexis Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur for their International Jazz Series. One of her most cherished gigs to date has been performing her favourite songs from Brazil whilst cruising up the Amazon! Victoria also had a cheeky stint as a pop star in the mid 1990s with UK dance sensation ‘Strike’ and their smash hit ‘U Sure Do’ which peaked at number 4 in the UK charts. The success of this single followed by 4 UK top 40 hits and the critically acclaimed album, ‘I Saw the Future’. Victoria currently heads the jazz vocal program at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has performed at The Ellington, Duke of George and the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne. Victoria will be accompanied by Chris Foster piano, Ricki Malet trumpet, tbc guitar, Alistair Peel bass, Daniel Susnjar drums.
Wyvern Big Band
Wyvern Big Band is back for another afternoon of jazz!
In their 28th year as a band, Wyvern Big Band (fronted by Musical Director Jonathan Maltman) is made up of old graduates of Wesley and Penrhos College ranging from recent graduates to some good friends from the Perth Jazz scene. This afternoon of jazz will have it all, with the band playing charts ranging nearly 100 years of jazz classics. With vocal duties handled by Dr Lucy Commander and James Cohen crooning ‘Dream a Little Dream’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Straighten’ Up and Fly Right’, with the band handling instrumentals ‘Moon River’ and ‘Hay Burner’ to things more modern with ‘Lady Madonna’ and ‘The Theme from Family Guy’. This will be an afternoon not to miss. So sit back, relax and let Wyvern Big Band take you on a journey through jazz history. See you at the show!
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