JAZZ TUESDAYS @ THE ROSEMOUNT (FOUR5NINE BAR LAUNCH) – 1 MARCH 2016
Jazz Tuesdays @ the Rosemount is Perth Jazz Society’s new Tuesday jazz series. The launch is on Tuesday 1 March at the Four5Nine Bar (Rosemount Hotel) with music from 7pm.
7pm – Abbey|Foster|Falle
8:30pm – Allira Wilson
PJS FOUR5NINE BAR LAUNCH SUPPORT ACT: ABBEY|FOSTER|FALLE
The award-winning Abbey|Foster|Falle trio will be presenting an evening of eclectic popular music in their signature high-energy improvised style to launch the Perth Jazz Society’s new weekly residency at the fantastic Four5Nine Bar. These three renowned musicians will be performing compositions from their acclaimed ‘Brotherhood’ album, as well as brand new works that have been created for their upcoming second album and a selection of favourite tunes from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Coldplay, Chet Faker, and James Blake.
Awards and Nominations
Jazz Act of the Year Nominee 2013
WAM Song of the Year Winner 2013 – Avina
WAM Song of the Year Winner 2012 – Maelstrom
“The title of the current album gives an apt indication of the depth of commonality and kinship present in the musical bonds existing between bassist Nick Abbey, pianist Chris Foster and drummer Ben Falle. With Brotherhood, these three fine Perth musicians have created a model collaborative effort that is beautifully recorded, and will induce you to enjoy listening over and over again.” – Dave Goodman, Music Trust
“This album is one for intent and rapturous listening. Abbey|Foster|Falle have been celebrated performers in the Perth Jazz scene for quite some time, but this album shows their composition is impeccable as well. These lads are no small players, with style, prowess and intelligence. Their collaborative release, Brotherhood, is an ideal manifestation of all that.” – Lukas Murphy, The Music
“The members are separately listed as this is not a trio with an obvious leader; all contribute equally to the performance and the songwriting. And what tunes they are, bursting with hummable melodies, danceable rhythms and adventurous, flying improvisations. It’s the confidence and the apparent ease that this trio displays that is so striking for their first outing. They appear to be the complete package, excellent songwriting, great use of rhythm and intelligent but emotive solos from all members. More than this, they also they listen to each other’s playing leading to lively and engaging interplay.” – Jazzwise Magazine
PJS FOUR5NINE BAR LAUNCH HEADLINE ACT: ALLIRA WILSON
Allira Wilson is one of Australia’s most exciting young talents, whose musical approach has been described as ‘brave and raw as it is supple and intricate’.
Allira’s debut album ‘Rise and Fall’ recently won the Australian Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album 2014 and was recently ABC’s Feature Album of the week.
Her music combines jazz harmony with a contemporary edge and a soulful dynamic. Endowed with a powerful voice, her innovative twists and youthful approach revitalize not only the music, but creates a distinctive and fresh sound. Allira Wilson is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was the winner of the Melville Toyota Scholorship for 2010. Allira was offered a scholarship to attend the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City in 2012.
Allira has been featured on composer Alice Humphries’ Album ECILA and the Rick Webster Project as well as recently on Barney McAll and Gian Slaters new album.
She has performed regularly with her own projects as well as Jamie Oehlers’ Blowfish, Mace Francis Orchestra, Alice Humphries Ecila and the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO). She represented WAAPA and toured China in 2010 as well as performing at 2010’s Wangarrata Jazz Festival in Victoria. Allira is a member of ‘Invenio’, a 16 piece vocal ensemble lead by Gian Slater. The group recently toured the East Coast of Australia performing original repertoire and launching the new album Clarion/Whisper. Allira recently performed at the Perth International Jazz Festival and will be touring the East Coast later this year.
“Wilson took out best Australian jazz vocal award at the 2014 Bell Awards and this debut album signals the arrival of an important new voice. 4 Stars” – John McBeath, The Weekend Australian
“A flawless interpreter, she pays due respect to the tradition within her explorations” – Vanessa Perica, Ausjazznet.com
Allira Wilson – vocals
Harry Mitchell – keys
Harry Winton – guitar
Karl Florrison – bass
Ben Vanderwal – drums