Student Membership Special – Expires 10pm 21 June 2016!

End of Exams Student Special

Free 12 Month Student Memberships – Valid for 14 and 21 June Only!

Hey there uni students! We have an end-of-exams special for you, valid for 14 and 21 June only. We’re giving away free 12-month student memberships to any student non-member that pays for entry to PJS Jazz Tuesdays on 14 and 21 June at Four5Nine Bar!

All you need to do is rock up, pay the door charge and give us the secret password – ‘Mixolydian’. That bit’s really important. No password = no free membership.

THIS SPECIAL IS FOR 14 and 21 JUNE ONLY – the offer expires at 10pm 21 June 2016.

Want to know who’s playing on those dates? Click here for more info.

See you at Four5Nine!

Winter Membership Special – Expires 10pm 7 June 2016!

Free Membership

Free 12 Month Membership – Tonight Only!

Hey there PJS non-members! We have a once-off special for you, tonight only. We’re giving away free 12-month memberships to any non-member that pays for entry to tonight’s PJS Jazz Tuesdays gig at Four5Nine Bar!

All you need to do is rock up, pay the door charge and give us the secret password – ‘Stormy Weather’. That bit’s really important. No password = no free membership.

THIS SPECIAL IS FOR TONIGHT ONLY – the offer expires at 10pm 7 June 2016.

Want to know who’s playing tonight? Click here for more info.

 

 

Will Vinson comes to Perth

Will Vinson - Perth Jazz Society

PJS PRESENTS WILL VINSON

The PJS is delighted to announce that international saxophonist/composer Will Vinson (NYC) is performing for us next week!

The concert is by invite only for PJS members and friends of Villanova Music and is Vinson’s only Perth show. We only have a few tickets left so be quick if you don’t want to miss out.

WILL VINSON PERFORMANCE DETAILS

PJS and Villanova Music presents:
Will Vinson with the Villanova house band

Line up
Will Vinson – alto saxophone
Tom O’Halloran – piano
Sam Anning – bass
Ben Vanderwal – drums

Friday 26 February
Doors – 6:30pm
Villanova Music – 9/28 Frobisher St, Osborne Park

Tickets – $30 for PJS members:
http://www.trybooking.com/KFSJ

NOT A PJS MEMBER?
Get a ticket to Will Vinson + PJS membership  (12 months) for
only $40
http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=181737

 

The first time I heard Will Vinson, I was totally blown away — so much so that I started trying to play alto again. An ill-fated attempt. But I’m still listening to Will every chance I get. And each time, I’m even more inspired, humbled, and, quite frankly, terrified.” – Joshua Redman

Perth Jazz Gig Guide – 19 to 25 Dec 2015

Your Weekly Perth Jazz Gig Guide, brought to you by PJS.

Welcome to the Perth Jazz Gig Guide. There’s plenty going on in the Perth jazz scene. Here’s a snapshot of gigs this week.

Libby Hammer Christmas Show

Libby Hammer Christmas Show

 

Saturday 19 Dec
Bringing Back Bacharach (Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat) – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Sunday 20 Dec
Jamie Oehlers Quartet with Tal Cohen – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 6pm

Joanna Wallfisch (NYC) Debut Australian Tour – Laneway Lounge
Perth 6:30pm

Monday 21 Dec
“Twang” feat. Lucky Oceans & Marcio Mendes – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Tuesday 22 Dec
PJS Big Band – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Wednesday 23 Dec
Libby Hammer Christmas Show – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Joyce Mathers Quartet – Laneway Lounge
Perth 7:30pm

Thursday 24 Dec
Libby Hammer Christmas Show – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys – Laneway Lounge
Perth 7:30pm

Friday 25 Dec
Merry Christmas Perth! Check out this holiday season album from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings this Christmas:

 

Got a jazz gig you want to share? We want to hear from you! Send gig details to admin@perthjazz.com for consideration in this gig guide. We post weekly.

Perth Jazz Gig Guide – 12 to 18 Dec 2015

Your Weekly Perth Jazz Gig Guide, brought to you by PJS.

Welcome to the Perth Jazz Gig Guide. There’s plenty going on in the Perth jazz scene. Here’s a snapshot of gigs this week.

Perth Jazz Gig Guide - PJS Christmas Jazzstravaganza

Perth Jazz Gig Guide – PJS Christmas Jazzstravaganza

Saturday 12 Dec
Sinatra 100 with James Flynn – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Mikaela Jaide Quartet – Laneway Lounge
Perth 6:00pm

Sunday 13 Dec
Libby Hammer Quintet (Xmas Break-up Party) – Jazz Fremantle
Fremantle 4:00pm

Garry Lee 4tet – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 6pm

Avenue 4 (PJS) – Laneway Lounge
Perth 6:30pm

Junkadelic Family Christmas – Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle
Fremantle 7pm

Monday 14 Dec
Noah’s Ark (Ben Vanderwal and Daniel Susnjar) – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Tuesday 15 Dec
JODRELL/VANDERWAL/WINDSOR/FLORISSON – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Wednesday 16 Dec
PJS Christmas Jazzstravaganza – Velvet Lounge
Mt Lawley 7pm

A Summers Christmas Jazz Concert (Cathrine Summers) – Laneway Lounge
Perth 7:30pm

Thursday 17 Dec
Mikaela Jaide Quartet – Little Creatures Next Door
Fremantle 6:00pm

The Fix – The Moon
Northbridge 8pm

Tal Cohen – Ellington Jazz Club
Perth 7pm

Friday 18 Dec
Corner House Jazz Band – Jazz Cellar
Mt Hawthorn 6pm

Masina Miller -Chapel’s on Whatley
Maylands 7pm

 

Got a jazz gig you want to share? We want to hear from you! Send gig details to admin@perthjazz.com for consideration in this gig guide. We post weekly.

Perth Jazz Gig Guide – 5 to 11 Dec 2015

Your Weekly Perth Jazz Gig Guide, brought to you by PJS.

There’s plenty going on in the Perth jazz scene. Here’s a snapshot of gigs this week.

Old School Funk at Velvet Lounge

Old School Funk at Velvet Lounge

 

Saturday 5 Dec
Hetty Kate Quartet (feat. Russell Holmes) – Ellington Jazz Club
7pm

Ali Bodycoat Trio – Laneway Lounge
6:15pm

Lachlan Gear Quartet (feat. Jodie Tes) – Laneway Lounge
9:30pm

Sunday 6 Dec
Kalamunda Swing Band – Light Up Leederville Carnival
4:45pm

Oz Big Band – Ellington Jazz Club
3pm

Brett Smith PJS – Laneway Lounge
6:30pm

Hetty Kate (feat. Ray Walker) – Jazz Fremantle
Time TBA

Monday 7 Dec
The Fix plus 1 (Sean Little) – Ellington Jazz Club
7pm

Tuesday 8 Dec

James Sandon – Ellington Jazz Club
7pm

Wednesday 9 Dec
Old School Funk Jam (feat. James Sandon) PJS – Velvet Lounge
8pm

Libby Hammer – Laneway Lounge
7:30pm

Thursday 10 Dec
The Fix – The Moon
8pm

Friday 11 Dec
Corner House Jazz Band Jazz Cellar
6pm

 

Got a jazz gig you want to share? We want to hear from you! Send gig details to admin@perthjazz.com for consideration in this gig guide. We post weekly.

Alan Corbet Scholarship: Supporting the Future of Perth Jazz

James van de Ven - Alan Corbet Scholarship 2014 Winner

James van de Ven – Alan Corbet Scholarship 2014 Winner

It is nearly time to decide on this year’s winner of the Alan Corbet Scholarship (ACS). The Perth Jazz Society (PJS), in partnership with The Ellington, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and JazzWA are running the ACS for its third year. Established in memory of Alan Corbet, the ACS seeks to support the development of an emerging West Australian jazz artist through the awarding of a $1000 scholarship, to contribute to the artistic development of the chosen applicant.

Alan Corbet (1964-2008) was well known and loved in the Perth jazz community. He brought a sense of purpose and vision and was a driving force of the WA jazz scene. The ACS continues in the same spirit, supporting young emerging jazz artists and helping to ensure a healthy future for West Australian jazz.

Last year’s scholarship winner was James van de Ven, a young an upcoming trombonist from Perth. With the scholarship money, James was able to fund his trip to the Dave Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

The Alan Corbet Scholarship was really beneficial to my studies. I was lucky enough to travel to the U.S.A. last year and attend workshops at the Dave Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. When facing the hefty cost of the program and international travel, the scholarship help me attend and learn from the program. I am very grateful for the assistance of the PJS and the Scholarship in assisting my travel and education.” – James van de Ven

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him perform, you can see James at our Laneway session on the 25th of October. He will be tributing the great Melba Liston, the defining female trombonist of the big band era.

For details on how to apply for the Alan Corbet Scholarship, go to this link. Applications are due on the 31st of October.

PJS Volunteer Callout

The Perth Jazz Society is the oldest modern jazz society in Australia, providing a place for musicians and audience members to come together to create a performance culture around jazz music.

We are aiming to expand our presence in the Perth music scene, and provide more performance opportunities to local and international jazz artists.

The PJS has a small number of voluntary Committee Members who oversee the general running of the organisation.

We’re looking for more motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with marketing and events co-ordination. We would like to create a marketing/administration sub-committee to support the PJS Committee.

 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate: 

– Skills or experience in this area i.e. formal tertiary qualifications, work experience or employment history.

– Interest and knowledge in the local music scene

– Availability to attend meetings on a regular basis

– Ability to commit to 1-3 month time frame

– Willingness to work independently and as part of a small team

 

As a member of the PJS Sub-Committee you may be responsible for:

– Assisting with promotion and media coverage

– Constructing a marketing timeline and implementing strategies

– Assisting with weekly and monthly events

– Recommending or creating contacts and networks within the music community

– Creating new or strengthening existing partnerships with associated organisations

 

Applicants should email their CV and a cover letter addressing the above criteria to admin@perthjazz.com.  Any queries should be directed to Chrissy Savage – PJS admin on 0421 783 964 during office hours.