Next weekend enjoy 60+ international & local jazz performances across Northbridge for 3 days
Friday to Sunday, November 9 to 11; weekend & day passes are available but tickets to the best events are selling out fast! Don’t miss out!
Highlights include:
Kate Ceberano & Carl Mackey
State Theatre Centre Courtyard, Nov 9
Multi ARIA-award winning artist Kate Ceberano returns to Perth to team up with legendary local saxophonist Carl Mackey. Together they present a very special performance of the 1961 soul-jazz album, ‘Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley’.
Anita Wardell
State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Nov 10
Anita won the BCC Jazz Award twice for her vocal skill and is noted for her scat singing and vocalised version of Lee Morgan's solo from 'Moanin'. The Guardian proclaimed her “a model of the Jazz singer’s art”, highlighting her clarity, improvisational skills and emotional resonance.
Melissa Aldana
Multiple Venues, Nov 9 - 10
Chilean saxophonist/composer Melissa Aldana has had a remarkably rapid evolution from 6-year-old sax prodigy to bold new talent and is widely considered on of the most compelling tenor saxophonists on the scene.
Charenee Wade
State Theatre Centre Courtyard, Nov 11
Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones, in a not to be missed performance.
Niran Dasika & Sumire Kuribayashi
State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Nov 10
Niran Dasika joins forces with Sumire Kuribayashi to present a new project inspired by the ‘nihonga’ paintings of Kaii Higashiyama. Dasika is an Australian trumpeter gaining increasing attention following placing second at the 2017 National Jazz Awards.
Sara McDonald with NYChillharmonic
State Theatre Centre Courtyard, Nov 11
Brooklyn-based Sara McDonald has performed in world-renowned venues and has some critically acclaimed albums and awards under her belt. In her Perth debut, she will lead a progressive jazz orchestra comprised of 21 local musicians.
With performances, intimate ‘in conversations,' and open rehearsals in a mix of ticketed and free community events – this is one weekend you don’t want to miss!