Winners of the 2017 FRINGE WORLD Music and Musicals Award, The Fairly Average Dance Band are bringing back their favourite night of nostalgia, nonsense, and total bangers from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Think Venga Boys with added tuba, Britney with much more testosterone and Love Shack with 100% more piano accordion than you've heard it with before (unless you came to the last show, in which case it will be exactly the same, just slightly worse).
So if you, like us, have had a lifetime of questionable decision making, why not make just one more poor choice and come party with us. Expect another decidedly average evening: a ninety-minute power set of mediocre fashion, genuinely terrible dance moves and more cowbell than anyone expects or needs.
Jessie Gordon returns from another 4 month European tour to her favourite swinging venue in town! Jessie is joined by the swinginest musicians around; Jon Matthews on guitar, Karl Florisson on double bass and Michael Perkins on drums. The night will be the usual combination of swing tunes, blues songs, a sojourn into the realm of new original music, a light smattering of storytelling and a hefty dollop of inappropriate humour, lubricated as always by the fabulous cocktails provided by the Ellington bar staff!
Tin Dog alumni Paul and Bill sing and play the blues on piano and guitar and harmonica, joined by entertainer and singer supreme Jessie Gordon (who won two Perth 2018 Fringe Awards) and Lucky Oceans for a rollicking night of bawdy blues and barrelhousing. This sold out earlier this year so get in early.
Jessie reunites with her super talented friend, singer and guitarist Stefano Ronchi
The four-time award winning Perth Cabaret Collective are coming to Jazz by the Bay this June. This 11 piece, jazz/cabaret band will transport you to 1920's jazz scene, specialising in everything from the sexy and sultry to the down right dirty. Featuring two of Perth's most beloved jazz singers, the stunning Jessie Gordon and the always charismatic Mark Turner, plus the all-star Perth Cabaret Collective, this show is the all about the songs that make you hot and sweaty whilst still being able to sit comfortably next to your mum. Do not miss out on this award winning band.
The Jessie Gordon Quintet are an award winning group of Australian musicians with a penchant for swing and blues. The band itself has two music awards under its belt (Dirty Blues: The Sinning Edition, 2016 and Jessie Gordon is Ruining Your Night, 2018), and is composed of some of WA’s most prominent jazz musicians. The Quintet features Michael Perkins on drums, Karl Florisson on double bass, Jon Matthews on guitar and Mark Turner on tenor saxophone and guitar.
The band will be heading down to Jazz By the Bay and will be bringing their favourite tunes from the songbooks of the brothers Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jonny Mercer. There may also be a dash of the blues, a smattering of original tunes, a dollop of standards and a light dusting of micro herbs to bring out the flavour.
The Jessie Gordon Trio bring you an intimate afternoon of swing standards, soulful blues and original music. Featuring Jon Matthews on guitar and Karl Florisson on double bass and fronted by Jessie, the trio brings you all the joy of a jazz combo with an extra serving of French swing on the side and two red-heads for double the sun sensitivity. The trio will be swinging through their favourite Gershwin, Porter and Piaf songs, join them for a lazy Saturday session.
Jessie brings her award nominated solo show from Fringe World to the Ellington for one night only! This show blends Jessie's love of live improvised jazz with her passion for words and meaning. Using just a looping pedal and her voice, she creates reimagined jazz standards and a sprinkling of her own original songs. Jessie will also be taking suggestions from the audience for song ideas and themes for the evening. Join her for a night that will be fiercely ad-libbed, recklessly inspired, and wildly unplanned. Tickets available soon from the Ellington Website!