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Jazz and Blues in Perth 


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WA has a happening jazz and blues scene with dedicated jazz venues across the city and groovy festivals held throughout the year. Get your fix of jazz and blues at one of the speakeasy-style cellars or hidden vintage lounges in Perth and Fremantle, or escape to an annual outdoor festival. WA even boasts its very own youth jazz orchestra.

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Nights at BFPL

Experience Nights at Brookfield Place with entertainment every Saturday from our award winning venues.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Time(s):7pm - 11pm
  • Venue:Brookfield Place

Details

  • Hosted By:Brookfield Place
  • Venue Address:125 St Georges Tce, Perth 6000
  • Music:DJs,Jazz,Pop
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events

Description

Saturday 17 October

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall presents Thr3pm Music
Perth based singer and songwriter trio, mashinn up classic R&B with a modern twist, Acoustic Soul R&B

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

9.30-11:00pm
Bobeche presents Roving Magic with Jon
 

Saturday 24 October

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall presents Thr3pm Music
Perth based singer and songwriter trio, mashing up classic R&B with a modern twist, Acoustic Soul R&B

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

8:00pm - Late
Bob's Bar presents DJ Emma Sweet
Playing all genres of music from the early 80s to the current hits of today

9.30-11pm
Bobeche presents Samba Dance with Beleza Samba
 

Saturday 31 October 

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ MIzap
Mizhap is the perfect DJ for all situations. Mizhap has the unique skill to play a vast array of all styles of music genres whilst still owning the sets and cleverly mixing in those special guest requests. Her passion, genuine excitement and energetic presence is truly contagious. Mizhap has recently been recruited into the RnB Fridays Club Nights team by HitFM 92.9 mid-2020, She is now recognized around Perth not only as her own alias, but also as a RnB Fridays DJ and Perth’s #1 female RnB DJ.

9.30-11:00pm
Bobeche presents Fifi Fontaine, 20's Charleston Feather Fan Dance and a Showgirl Dance

 

Saturday 7 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 14 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 21 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 28 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

WAYJO presents Ricki vs MNO Rhythm Section Live at Lyric’s Underground

  • Dates:Nov 1
  • Time(s):7pm

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Venue Address:Lyric’s Underground, Downstairs, 22 Lyric Lane, Maylands WA 6051
  • Ticket Price:$10 at door
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Ricki Malet teams up with the Monday Night Orchestra rhythm section to perform a number of classic jazz standards arranged for the group by the group. 

This will be an exciting performance with Ricki bringing his musical maturity and attempting to keep up with the youthful exuberance of the MNO rhythm section... let's make it a good clean fight lads! 

Ricki Malet Vs the Monday Night Orchestra rhythm section will presents a range of classic jazz standards and some works from Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and many more! 

On my right, it's Ricki Malet on Trumpet. On my left, WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra Rhythm Section: Bryn Larkin - Guitar, Luke Geha - Piano, Cass Evans-Ocharern - Bass, Cam Fermoyle - Drums. 

Band Set 7.00pm
Open Jam Session 8.20pm
Tickets $10 at door 

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Perth International Jazz Festival

With an incredible mix of over 60 local, national and international jazz artists, the 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival is not to be missed if you are a lover of jazz.

  • Dates:Nov 6 - 8
  • Time(s):Session Times Vary
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth International Jazz Festival
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge
  • Music:Jazz

Description

The 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival will be soon announcing the program for its eighth annual event for one weekend only on Friday 6, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November.

Featuring free and ticketed concerts, intimate artist talks, and workshops, experience new delights and reacquaint yourself with old favourites spanning big band, solo performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, contemporary and avant-garde.

The State Theatre Centre of WA will be the Festival hub incorporating the Courtyard and Heath Ledger Theatre in ways you’ve haven’t experienced before – and all in walking distance to venues The Rechabite, The Bird and The Ellington Jazz Club.

The FREE community program will be also bigger than ever – get set for jazzy sounds spilling out from the Perth Cultural Centre’s Urban Orchard Stage (supported by Edith Cowan University) and Hyde Park with artist talks at The Rechabite.

Musical Tapas

After a sell out show in 2019 The Songwriters Round Table is back as part of the Perth Hills Spring festival this Nov 7. A fantastic line-up of Perth Singer songwriters with great food.

  • Dates:Nov 7
  • Time(s):6pm till Midnight
  • Venue:The Vault Restaurant Wine bar
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:The Songwriters Round Table, The Vault Restaurant, The Perth Hills Spring festival
  • Venue Address:21 Haynes St Kalamunda
  • Ticket Price:$25+ bf
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Blues,Country & Folk,Indie & Alternative,Jazz,Pop,Gig Guide
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events

Description

The Songwriters Round Table, Perth Hills Spring Festival and The Vault Wine Bar present Musical Tapas.

A selection of six of the finest Singer Songwriters Perth has to offer in a club style seated setting in the heart of the hills of Perth.

Make your way to beautiful Kalamunda and head upstairs to the Wine Bar at The Vault Restaurant where you will be treated to an incredibly tasty Tapas Menu on offer all night, full bar with Cocktail specials and an evening packed full of entertainment.
Doors are at 6pm with live pre-show Gypsy Jazz while you settle in. Main show kicks off 7.30 sharp. Past events have sold out so don't delay and grab your tickets now..
Be entertained in an intimate setting by the finest selection of Kalamunda and Perth's incredibly talented Acoustic Singer Songwriters doing amzing things right now.
Artists include touring powerhouse Fielsdy, City Country superstar Tom Fisher ( and the Layabouts ), Fremantle's Gorgeous Jazzy Soulstress Jamie Mac and from Kalamunda Folk Rock legend Matt Cal, Uber talented up and comer Whisky Jack and the deliciously talented harmonies of Cladestine( FKA Danse Macabre).
Pre-show entertainment by ' Benjamin P Newton's Gypsy Jazz Trio ' will kick things off just after 6 and main show starts 7.30 sharp

Swingin' at the Savoy - Ellington Jazz Party!

It’s the roaring 20’s again and Swingin’ at the Savoy will sweep you back to the fun, glamorous and entertaining days of the swing era!

  • Dates:Nov 8
  • Time(s):6-9pm
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

Details

  • Venue Address:191 Beaufort St, Perth
  • Ticket Price:$10-20
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club

Description

Swingin' at the Savoy are returning with their jazz party to the Ellington Jazz club. It’s the roaring 20’s again and Swingin’ at the Savoy will sweep you back to the fun, glamorous and entertaining days of the swing era! They play infectious music from the 1920’s-1940’s from the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee and many other greats, along with their own original songs. Swingin’ at the savoy will get you snappin’ your fingers and keep a big smile on your face!

Jazz On The Lawn (SOLD OUT)

Smooth Jazz on a sweet night in the Government House Gardens is a perfect Sunday evening.

  • Dates:Nov 8
  • Time(s):4:00pm
  • Venue:Government House Ballroom

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:13 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Grab your hamper from the house, relax in the glorious surroundings of the Government House Gardens and soak up the Jazzy vibes of some of Perth’s best Jazz musicians. There is simply no finer way to enjoy your time in the heart of the city than with sunshine and shade, friends, fine food, laughter and sensational music.

Ticket includes a picnic hamper and a glass of bubbles on arrival.

This is Music on the Terrace 2020’s Governor’s Choice.

March 15: Featured artist Ali Bodycat with her Jazz Trio.

November 8: Featured artist to be announced.

Joanna's Sunset Lounge: "Smokey Jazz & Blues" with Mishy Athif

Get ready for a spellbinding night of Smokey Jazz and Blues at Joanna's Sunset Lounge!

  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Dates:Nov 8 & 20
  • Time(s):Sunday 5:30-7:30pm, Friday 5-7pm & 7:30-9:30pm

Details

  • Music:Soul & Gospel,Blues,Jazz
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Other
  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle 6160 WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22.50
  • Ticket price TO:$45.50

Description

Mishy Athif will be back at Kidogo Arthouse for a spectacular evening of “Smokey Jazz & Blues”. Accompanied by Gareth Hancox on guitar and Marlene Hay on saxophone/keys, Mishy will sing you songs from legendary artists such as Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade and Nancy Sinatra, as well as a few smokey renditions of some contemporary songs.

Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground

Join multi-award-winning cabaret performer Bernie Dieter and her degenerate family of misfits in the darkest, funniest, and most debauched club at Crown Perth.

  • Dates:Nov 17 - Dec 13
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Crown Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Zaccaria & Dead Man Label
  • Venue Address:Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59.85
  • Ticket price TO:$95.53
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Jazz
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret

Description

With never been seen before acts, sound tracked by a gin-soaked, Weimar-punk jazz band, this boundary pushing show is as inappropriate and provocative as it is breathtaking and hilarious. Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground will perform at Crown for a strictly limited season.

Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble + No Nomad

Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds of Persian flute (ney), percussion (daf), lute (saz) and oud with jazz instruments.

  • Dates:Nov 22
  • Time(s):2 - 4pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Music:Free,Indie & Alternative,Jazz,Soul & Gospel,World
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Type:Free
  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty St, Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

Led by double bassist Kate Pass, the Kohesia Ensemble is a platform for Kate’s original compositions, influenced by her passion for both jazz and Persian music. 

Since forming in Perth in 2018, No Nomad have crafted a mellow and inviting blend of soul, jazz, and alternative influences into a dynamic six-piece sound of their own.

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy a carefully curated line-up of WA’s best musicians every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s grounds. Due to COVID19 event restrictions, Sunday Music will run a little differently at the moment to keep our visitors, musicians and staff safe. The concerts will take place under the pine trees on our larger South Lawn to allow the audience to spread out. We will be operating with a strict crowd capacity, so head down early and settle in for the afternoon. Bring a rug and picnic (no BYO alcohol) to this family friendly event, or enjoy tasty treats from the food vendors and bar on-site. Some chairs provided.

WAYJO presents Jazz Under the Stars

Bring a picnic and enjoy a feast of jazz new and old, under the stars for one night only!

  • Time(s):7.30-10.00pm
  • Venue:The Quarry Amphitheatre
  • Dates:Nov 27

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Venue Address:1 Waldron Dr, City Beach WA 6015
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Quarry Amphitheatre

Description

WAYJO returns to the beautiful Quarry Amphitheatre to celebrate the joy of live jazz under the vast WA sky.

Treat yourself to three big bands, showcasing all their favourite repertoire from classic big band jazz through to newly commissioned works from Australian composers Andrew Murray, Mace Francis, Alana Macpherson, and WAYJO’s 2020 composer in residence Des Canning.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a feast of jazz new and old, under the stars for one night only!

WAYJO presents Jazz Under the Stars
with the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night, plus Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras
Fri 27 Nov, 7.30pm
The Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach
Limited Tickets only from wayjo.com

#WAYJO2020 #JazzUnderTheStars

WAYJO presents Gemma Farrell Quartet Live at Lyric’s Underground

Enjoy a night of new original material in the lead up to their highly anticipated second album release.

  • Venue:Lyric’s Underground
  • Dates:Dec 6
  • Time(s):7pm

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Venue Address:Lyric’s Underground, Downstairs, 22 Lyric Lane, Maylands WA 6051
  • Ticket Price:$10 at door
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Music:Jazz

Description

The Gemma Farrell Quintet was formed when she moved back to Perth in 2013, after six years away. The group had their debut performance for the Perth Jazz Society at the Perth International Jazz Festival in 2015. Launching their debut album in June 2018 'Organised Chaos' - the album featured on RTRFM as the local feature album, and the group nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2018 WAM awards. 

The quartet has performed around Perth, at the 2018 and 2019 Perth International Jazz Festival, as well as In The Pines 2019, and the 2019 King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival. 'Organised Chaos' was nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album at the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Awards and the track 'Be Like Abraham' was nominated for Best Jazz Work of the Year. The group was also nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2019 WAM awards. In November 2019, the group toured Australia, performing at the Sydney Women's International Jazz Festival, Jazz Music Institute Brisbane and the Jazzlab Melbourne. 

The Gemma Farrell Quartet are: Gemma Farrell - Saxophones, Sam Hadlow - Trombone, Dan Garner - Guitar, Kate Pass - Bass, Ryan Daunt - Drums. 

Band Set 7.00pm
Open Jam Session 8.20pm
Tickets $10 at door 

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WAYJO presents A Summer Wonderland

Jazz up your Christmas with WAYJO at The Rechabite, Sat 12 December!

  • Dates:12 Dec
  • Time(s):7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Venue Address:224 William Street Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide,Jazz
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

Description

Let WAYJO take you into a Summer Wonderland as we Deck the Rechabite Hall in the sounds of a swinging jazzmas.

This not so Silent Night will bring you Duke Ellington's version of the Nutcracker and some brandy infused Christmas carols.

Join the WAYJO Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras in a fun ending to this crazy year. Come and party with WAYJO-HO-HO!

Consider booking your end of year function on this night - email functions@therechabite.com.au for details!


WAYJO presents A Summer Wonderland
with the Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras
Sat 12 Dec, 7.30pm
The Rechabite (Main Hall), Northbridge
Limited Tickets only at Moshtix http://bit.ly/WAYJO20-Summer

#WAYJO2020 #SummerWonderland

Joanna's Sunset Lounge Sessions

Music, food, fun & sunsets by the sea! Joanna's Sunset Lounge, open Fridays & Sundays.

  • Dates:Oct 18, 25 & 30. Nov 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20.
  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse

Details

  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle 6160 WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22.50
  • Ticket price TO:$45.50
  • Music:Blues,Electronic,Jazz,Latin,Pop,R&B,Soul & Gospel,World,Other Music
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Fridays & Sundays, Joanna will host a series of spring sunset sessions by the beach at Kidogo Arthouse, featuring some vibrant live music and food and drink pairings. 

The mood for each evening will be distinguished by varying music themes such as funky blues, smokey jazz, acoustic soul, groovy samba and more. The set menu will include a fresh and delicious soup of the day inspired by the music, paired with “Joanna’s famous Irish soda-bread” and followed by a delightful dessert.

Our performers include the incredible Lauralee Faith – Copacabana Swingers – Melissa Erpen – Adrian Galante – Mishy Athif

This summer, Joanna’s Sunset Lounge is the best spot to watch the sunset in Fremantle. Join us for a beautiful evening music, food & fun at Kidogo Arthouse.

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