Jazz & Oyster Nights @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Jeremy Thomson

Come and enjoy the finest things in life with live jazz and freshly shucked oysters. Perth Jazz Society will present the best jazz musicians in town while Andy Grljusich will shuck fresh oysters for your indulgence.

Jeremy Thomson, 22 from Perth, has been playing guitar since the age of 11. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) Honours at the West Australian Academy of Performing arts during which time he won the award for the best graduation recital and highest course marks in his year.

In 2014 he was selected as a finalist for the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. Artists Jeremy has performed with include, Joanna Wallfisch, Jamie Oehlers, Ben Vanderwal, Daniel Susnjar, Tom O’Halloran, Giorgio Rojas, Mark Fitzgibbon and many more.

Jazz & Oyster Nights @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Interview Music

Interview Music is a trio comprised of Jeremy Thomson (guitar), Gabriel Fatin (keyboards) and Alex Reid (drums). Far from an average jazz trio, most of the repertoire is made up of pop songs that have been put through a rigorous deconstruction. They maintain the jazz aesthetic while exploring artists as diverse as Thom Yorke, Stevie Wonder, Tupac and Bruce Hornsby. Each song is given a transforming treatment, as the trio uses each element of the song as a plaything with endless possibilities. Using plenty of creativity, virtuosity and tongue-in-cheek humour, Interview Music is entertaining and engaging.

Line up:

Jeremy Thomson – guitar
Gabriel Fatin – keyboards
Alex Reid – drums

Jazz & Oyster Nights @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Southpaw

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here for more info.

Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, expect both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel.

Line up:
Simon Jeans – guitar
Shane Pooley – bass
Peter Evans – drums

Followed by film screening: YOUTH
*Jazz & Oysters is included in the film ticket price)

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.

Jazz & Oysters @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema Pete Evans

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here to find out more.

Melbourne/Perth based drummer Peter Evans is an up-and-coming drummer and composer in the jazz scene. In the past year, he has done performances with his own groups in both Melbourne and Perth and completed an Honours degree at the Victorian College of The Arts.  This year he is undertaking further study in the USA and is intending to record some of his own music. In this performance for the Perth Jazz Society’s Camelot Series, Peter will be exploring music from a diverse range of artists and genres in the open duo format of guitar and drums. Expect both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones influenced by the sounds of country, blues, pop, and rock music..

Doors 6.00pm

Performance 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Film Screening 7.45pm (The Imitation Game)

Jazz & Oysters @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Gabriel Fatin

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here to find out more.

Gabriel graduated from Bachelor of Jazz Performance course at WAAPA last year, receiving the Best Recitalist award. In 2013 he also performed at both the Perth and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals, traveled to New York City for two weeks to take part in a workshop hosted by NYU and was invited several times to play his own music at the Ellington Jazz Club, one of Perth’s only listening focused venues.

Doors 6.00pm

Performance 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Film Screening 7.45pm (While We’re Young)

Jazz & Oysters @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Marc Osborne

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here to find out more.

Marc Osborne is a talented and in demand saxophonist based in Perth, Western Australia. He has recently completed his First Class Honours in Jazz Performance at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Marc has performed and recorded with the best players on the local jazz scene, national artists such as Andrew Gander (Sydney) and James Morrsion and international artists such as Fred Wesley, George Garzone and Wilson Saoko.

 

Doors 6.15pm

Performance 6.45pm – 7.45pm

Film Screening 8.00pm (Birdman)

Jazz & Oysters @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Luke Minness

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here to find out more.

Originally from Victoria, Luke Minness moved to Perth to complete his studies at WAAPA. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor degree in Jazz Performance, he has since played with well-known ensembles such as the Mace Francis Orchestra, WAYJO, the Jamess Cross Quintet amongst others.

Currently the artists in resident at The Claremont Hotel with his quartet as the leader of this ensemble. Involved in a dynamic brass band, Luke also plays regular gigs at The Ellington club under the Hornography banner. Other achievements include successful performances at The Laneway Lounge, as well as recording and touring with the JC5, and as a soloist.

Jazz & Oysters @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema – Ben Matthews

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here for more info.

2010 WAM Song of the Year nominee, pianist and composer Ben Matthews has shared the stage with many of Australia’s highly acclaimed jazz musicians (Katie Noonan, Libby Hammer, Ben Vanderwal to name a few). Ben’s passion for artistic expression through improvisation and composition lead him to begin learning jazz piano in 2007. In 2008 he began studying at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Jazz & Oysters Opening Night @ Camelot Outdoor Cinema

Come and enjoy all the finest things in life with the Jazz & Oyster Nights at Camelot Outdoor Cinema. Perth Jazz Society presents Perth’s finest jazz musicians every first Wednesday of the month at Camelot. Together with celebrity chef & seafood extroadinaire Andy Grljusich, who shucks fresh oysters for your indulgence. Click here to find out more.

With a luminous and introspective presence, Priscilla Gardner is a vocalist and composer in the Perth music scene. Priscilla has recently graduated with her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance this year. With a pure and haunting tone, Priscilla draws inspiration from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Norma Winstone, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday. Recent performances include supporting renowned vocalist Victoria Newton, as well as having guest appearance at The Ellington and The Laneway Lounge.