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19 September

MI7 and Libby Hammer

























MI7 and Libby Hammer return to Jazz Fremantle on September 19th with an exciting program of compositions from the pens of Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk the band is certain to present a rip-roaring afternoon.
Our lineup for this concert is Benn Hodgkin trumpet, Blake Phillips trombone, Roger Garrood and Steve
Searle reeds and the scintillating Libby Hammer on vocals.
The rhythm section duties will be carried out by
Austin Salisbury piano, Murray Wilkins bass and Pete Evans drums. Don’t miss this one, folks.

Libby Hammer at the Ellington 2012 (Photo by Peter Franks 7].jpg

26 September

– No Concert –

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

3 October

Straight Ahead – The Big Band – Playing
the Big Band Classics


Straight Ahead has much pleasure in presenting the big band music of legendary bands through the eras from Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton to Count Basie, Buddy Rich and Bob Mintzer and much more! The repertoire includes many iconic jazz instrumentals and the swinging vocal hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Straight Ahead Big Band is an 18-piece big band directed by saxophonist Paul
Millard, featuring Perth’s leading jazz musicians playing classic jazz arrangements from the 1940s Swing Era through to contemporary swing, latin, funk and blues! Saxes: Paul Millard (MD), Grant Rickman, Brad Swope, Jeremy Trezona, Lee Buddle. Trumpets: Mark Underwood (+ lead vocal), Benn Hodgkin, Adrian Kelly, Rob
Bresland. Trombones: Anthony Dodos, Catherine Noblet, Carl Harper, Bill McAllister. Piano: Mike Nelson. Guitar: Ray Walker. Bass: Shane Pooley. Drums: Ric Eastman. Lead Vocalist: Victoria Newton

10 October

Tim Parish – Fella sings Ella


A lifetime love of the swing and Jazz genre has given Tim Parish a rich repertoire of music from soulful jazz ballads to the most light and frothy tunes from the golden era of swing. In recent years he has performed with the wonderful Libby Hammer in a number of shows, beginning with ‘Shall We France’ which had its debut at Jazz Fremantle in 2020 and he has taken his Fringe Show ‘Fella Sings Ella’ down South and now an extended show with new songs at Jazz Fremantle. Tim Parish and his band are swinging Jazz Fremantle with songs from the scintillating repertoire of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Starting with her first hit ‘A Tisket, A Tasket’, you, the audience, select the songs from Ella’s ‘Little Yellow Basket’ on the day, so you never know what song will come next! Whether you are a lover of Ella Fitzgerald or just exploring jazz for the first time, there is something for everyone, from the brightest swing to brooding ballads spanning Ella’s career. You choose. With a voice like hot Spanish chocolate on a cool Autumn day and a trio of Perth’s top jazz musicians, Tim Parish and the band are here waiting to see what song you pick from the basket to give you a night of fabulous music and a glimpse at the life of the superb Lady Ella. Tim Parish is joined by Gavin Kerr on drums, Shane Pooley on Bass and James O’Brian on keyboard and with scores adapted by Libby Hammer, it promises to be an afternoon of variety, unexpected moments and a sample of a beloved performer’s career that spanned an amazing 6 decades.

17 October

The Master & The Apprentice


Roger Garood (The Master) has been the sax jazz master in Perth for 6 decades and Simon Styles was one of the thousands of students he taught. For the first time in 40 years, Roger and Simon front their own alto madness quintet (plus 1) playing tunes Roger introduced to Simon in the early 80s – standards, Parker, Cannonball, Horace Silver, Eddie Daniels and much more. The band’s rep is interspersed through the
afternoon with Bronwyn Sprogowski’s amazing jazz vocals and improvisations. Roger has asked Simon to review material from those early lessons 40 yrs ago. No doubt the Master will still have a few tricks up his sleeve for the afternoon and perhaps some advice as well! Roger Garood, Simon Styles saxes, David Martinus piano, Phil Waldron bass, Pete Evans drums and Bronwyn Sprogowski Vocals look forward to
seeing you.

24 October

Paul Millard presents…The Bluenotes Jazz
Septet…a Blue Note Artists Tribute


Paul Millard is a Perth based jazz and freelance musician and arranger playing saxes, flute and clarinet. He has performed extensively throughout Australia with his own groups and for numerous national and international artists including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, James Morrison and Hugh Jackman and his own groups Paul Millard Quartet (PMQ), Straight Ahead Big Band (SABB), The Three Kings Blues Revue (TTK) plus a variety of other local jazz, blues and commercial ensembles he’s very proud to be part of.This afternoon Paul has the pleasure to be joined with a wonderful line-up of musicians known as ‘The Bluenotes’ to pay tribute to the iconic jazz music label Blue Note Records. Blue Note was established in 1939 and during the 50’s & 60’s in particular produced some of the most original jazz works of the 20th Century that to this day still sounds fresh and innovative and created that unique ‘Blue Note Sound’. Many famous artists and tunes will be represented for today’s concert including Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver and
Wayne Shorter with tracks such as Cantaloupe Island, Dis Here, Sister Sadie, Sidewinder, Song For My Father and many more… The Bluenotes Jazz Septet line-up: Victoria Newton vocal, Paul Millard saxes/flutes, Ricki Malet trumpet, Mike Nelson piano, Alistair Peel bass, Bronton Ainsworth drums & Iain Robbie percussion.

31 October

Jazz Guitar Society of WA


Colin Scott

is a local Fremantle player and has played in many guitar nights over the years. He and Ray Walker used to play together often in the 60’s and 70’s. His style of jazz guitar is very much like Jimmy Raney’s and he plays some great lines.


Kristian Borring

After establishing himself early on as a rising star’ (Time Out, London) when moving to the British capital from Amsterdam, Kristian has cemented his name as a melodic contemporary jazz artist, who can be a leader and sideman alike. Kristian took a European tour in early 2020, starting out at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London, and finishing 20 days later in Freiburg, Germany. He has worked and performed in the UK, Europe and Australia. He currently resides in Perth, WA, where he is teaching guitar at the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is finishing his practice-led Doctorate research


Ray Walker

was born in Northern Ireland in 1943. Ray began on violin at age 8 and started playing guitar when his family moved to England in 1958. In 1960 he emigrated to Perth, Western Australia where he became interested in jazz. He had a 10 year gig at the Parmelia Hilton as well as many other gigs around Perth. He has also appeared with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez’. In 1984 he joined the faculty of the West Australian Conservatorium at Edith Cowan University lecturing in jazz guitar for 20 years until his retirement in December 2004. He continues to teach there on a part time basis. Ray has played with many visiting guitarists to Perth including Joe Pass, Emily Remler, Martin Taylor, Peter Leitch, Gary Potter, Ike Isaacs, John Pisano, Mimi Fox and many others.


Lachlan Gear & Aaron Deacon

Lachlan and Aaron are two of Perth’s most popular musicians. Their acoustic guitar performances with Sassafras are among the most successful in town and both are highly talented in the gypsy jazz genre. They also have an Electric Django group. Don’t miss this duo: they are exciting to watch and to listen to. The above guitarists will be accompanied by Pete Jeavons bass and Daniel Susnjar drums.