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

Cash or EFTPOS payments available

Program details are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.

Table Bookings:
Table bookings can be made by TEXT ONLY Pamela on
0416 838 827 or email Pam stynesp@iinet.net.au

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- NEW MEMBERS NOTE -

New yearly membership form 2022 - 2023.

If you join before the 1st of July 2022, you will receive the balance of the 2021 - 2022 period for free. 


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22 May

The New Orleans Heritage Jazzband

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The New Orleans Heritage Jazzband is a creation of the mid-eighties when the early jazz music scene in Perth was at its most buoyant.  The band was put together from musicians from various jazz bands at the time (and was and has continued to be, essentially a house band of the Jazz Club of WA).  The concept was that the band would present and play authentic material typical of the free-flowing, pulsating, revivalist New Orleans jazz style heard in numerous venues throughout the Crescent City and particularly Preservation Hall. The band’s policy is simple: we all play or we don’t play! That means that Heritage has had almost the same line-up since the start.  It’s fun and when we do get together the music is swinging, fresh and joyous.  We all love it! Don Bancroft trumpet /vocals, Bob Benton trombone, Peter Groos reeds, Dave Cowie keys, Rod Evans banjo/guitar, John Healy double bass /vocals, Nige Ridgway drums /vocals.

29 May

Swan River Ramblers

Special Entry prices: $23 Members; $30 Non-members

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Formed by bassplayer Pete Jeavons in 2017 the Swan River Ramblers initially performed only as a roving, acoustic quartet aboard the Paddlesteamer Decoy as it cruised the Swan River during WA’s warmer months. With many sold out shows aboard the PS Decoy now under their belt The Ramblers have started to make a few appearances on land too, adding a drummer to their ranks and performing at venues such as The Duke of George, Lyric’s Underground, The Ellington Jazz Club and the Navy Club (Jazz Fremantle). The Ramblers will once again take to the stage at the Navy Club on Sunday May 29, for what will be their fourth Jazz Fremantle performance: featuring Adam Hall trumpet/vocals, Adrian Galante clarinet/piano, Ray Walker guitar/banjo/vocals, Daniel Susnjar drums and of course Pete Jeavons double bass. The band performs music from a wide spectrum of styles, drawing repertoire from jazz & swing standards, trad. jazz classics, bebop, blues, New Orleans style music, gypsy jazz and more. Combining a wealth of performance experience, with instrumental virtuosity and a keen sense of spontaneity the Swan River Ramblers will deliver a great afternoon of musical entertainment that is guaranteed to please.

 

To keep informed about upcoming Swan River Rambler events, the band invites you to join their mailing list: https://www.facebook.com/swanriverramblers/app/100265896690345/

5 June

– Western Australia Day long weekend –

No Concert

12 June

Garry Lee Quintet: The Shearing Sound

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In 1949 English pianist, George Shearing put together a quintet with Marjorie Hyams (vibraphone) and Chuck Wayne (electric guitar). With bass and drums driving the swing in the modern bebop fashion, vibes, guitar and piano played in rhythmic unison and this was a sound and line-up that Shearing used for the rest of his life. He died in 2011. Musicians including Gary Burton and Joe Pass played with Shearing. In the 1940s the vibraphone and electric guitar were very modern instruments but the texture of the sound retains its appeal to this day and vocalists including Nat King Cole and Dakota Staton recorded with the George Shearing Quintet.

Garry Lee vibes, has put together a quintet with Ray Walker guitar and James O’Brien piano to celebrate the music and sound of George Shearing. They will be joined by Adam Springhetti bass and Gavin Kerr drums plus special guest Sofie Kerr vocals.

19 June

The South Perth Lions Big Band – Rhythm is Our Business – The Swing Era

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The swing era was a time when jazz and popular music were one and the same. Jazz musicians such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James and Gene Krupa were fantastic jazz musicians and pop stars. Magazines such as Melody Maker conducted polls to decide who were the best players on each instrument. Young people had arguments about who their favourite player was. The musicians who were not so famous but were possibly more important, were the arrangers: Fletcher Henderson, Jerry Gray, Billy May, Sy Oliver, Edgar Sampson, Bill
Finnegan, Duke Ellington to name a few. Many of their arrangements showed great artistry and imagination and have become timeless classics. The South Perth Lions Big Band under the direction of Phil Hatton for the last 13 years has developed a characterful sound and spirit that only comes with years of playing together. Comprising a mix of experienced professionals and talented up and coming young musicians, the band performs highly successful monthly dances and several other corporate and private functions each year. For this concert, featuring singers Cathy Mueller and Owen Measday, the South Perth Lions Big Band will draw on its comprehensive library to feature some of the beautiful but less often heard classics of the swing era. For example, you won’t hear Glenn Miller’s ‘Moonlight Serenade’ or ‘In the Mood’ (although we will have them on hand if you really want them!) but you will hear Miller’s equally beautiful ‘Adios’ and Charlie Barnet’s ‘Skyliner’. You can expect lots of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw too with Phil Hatton featured on clarinet. The South Perth Lions Big Band directed by Phil Hatton, featuring singers Owen Measday and Cathy Mueller

26 June

Adrian Galante Quartet with special guest Chris McNulty

Adrian Galante is an Australian jazz clarinetist and pianist. His precocious talent excites and delights audiences
wherever he performs, playing both instruments with a depth of knowledge and feeling that very few attain. His
expressive playing exhibits a melancholic romanticism combined with a joyous feeling for swinging, bebop and
the blues. This illustrious group will feature the talents of Ray Walker on guitar, Danny Moss Jr on bass, Ebs
Daramola on drums and very special guest vocalist Chris McNulty.
Since her emergence on the international jazz
scene in 1991, critically acclaimed Australian-American vocalist-composer, Chris McNulty has been hailed by
musicians, peers and critics alike as an artist with a unique vision, boundless creative energy and a distinctive style. After moving to the United States in 1988 McNulty became a fixture on the New York jazz scene for almost three decades.

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