JAZZ FREMANTLE (inc)
Jazz Fremantle Inc P O Box 1269 Fremantle WA 6959
THE PRESIDENT AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE NAVY CLUB AND
JAZZ FREMANTLE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING EVENTS.
THE NAVY CLUB NOW HAS EFTPOS FACILITY. $10 MINIMUM PURCHASE TO USE THIS FACILITY.
Program details are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.
Table bookings can be made by TEXT ONLY Pamela on
0416 838 827 or email Pam firstname.lastname@example.org from Wednesday 7 August.
Electric Django Quintet
Django Reinhardt, the founding father of Gypsy Jazz, is revered in the guitar world for his superlative skills on the acoustic guitar, but less so for his work on the electric. As the 1930’s became the 40’s and be-bop was born, Django heard and was inspired by the great American jazz artists such as Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. This in turn prompted him to put on hiatus his infamous string quintet in favour of a more traditional American line-up comprising drums, piano, horns, clarinet, piano and of course, himself on electric guitar. Now he could soar as high and as loud as he wanted, a feat previously impossible on his trusted Selmer Maccaferri acoustic! Led by guitarist Lachlan Gear and bassist/MD Pete Jeavons, The Electric Django Quintet performs repertoire from Django’s bebop period alongside compositions by others who were heavily influenced and inspired by Django such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Bireli Lagrene and more. Featuring fleet-fingered guitar work from Lachlan Gear, some original arrangements by Pete Jeavons and some of Perth’s finest jazz musicians, The Electric Django Quintet has all the ingredients for a great afternoon of jazz that is sure to please. Lachlan Gear guitar, Pete Jeavons bass/MD, Steve Searle clarinet/saxophones/flute/trumpet, Harry Mitchell piano, Ben Vanderwal drums.
M17 with Libby Hammer
MI7 and Libby Hammer are delighted to be returning to Jazz Fremantle. We have a choice programme of songs and instrumentals from the finest of Jazz composers in Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Your patron, Libby Hammer, will be showcased on vocals and the stellar line-up for this performance includes Marty Pervan trumpet, Blake Phillips trombone, Roger Garrood and Steve Searle saxes supported by the engine room of Austin Salisbury piano Murray Wilkins bass on Danny Susnjar drums. We guarantee the grooviest gig imaginable.
The Oz Big Band
The Oz Big Band are dedicated to recreating the music and energy of the great big bands of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Formed in 1985, this 18-piece outfit has become popular amongst the Lindy Hop and Swing Dance scenes around Australia for its authenticity and high energy. Touring regularly around Australia, the Oz Big Band plays the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and many more. A regular house band at The Mustang Bar in Northbridge, Western Australia, the Oz Big Band knows how to "wind it up, and let it go!"
The WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble
The WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble features the amazing talents of several exceptional young vocalists currently studying the jazz course at the esteemed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Performance highlights include WAAPA in the Park, and appearances with Megan Washington, Katie Noonan,Vince Jones, Ray Thistlethwaite (Thirsty Merc) and New York Latin Jazz giants The Rodriguez Brothers for WAAPA’s annual Jazz in the Theatre productions. They also featured in the 2019 Perth International Jazz Festival. Directed by Victoria Torrance (Newton), the WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble will propel you into the wonderful world of close harmony, hot jazz and blazing grooves! Cool down to the timeless classics of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington; swoon to the sounds of sun-drenched samba, soul and Bossa Nova; with beautifully crafted arrangements made famous by New York Voices, The Idea of North, Real Group, London Vocal Project and more!
SNEAK PEAK MARCH 2020
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