A silky groove
An evening with Elle Deslandes promises a performance right on “song”, locking into a silky groove, her band will delight you with jazz standards, evoking the smoky “Speak Easy’s” of yesteryear whilst tempting you with fresh arrangements of numbers gleaned from other musical genres. Elle Deslandes has been performing around Perth for the past 20 years with some of Western Australia’s most respected and highly regarded jazz musicians.
Chris Foster has been active in the Jazz community since 2000 and has toured with various bands nationally and internationally. He is an integral part of several ongoing creative projects including the jazz outfits Abbey | Foster | Falle, TRISK and Hip Hop music production commitments with Optamus, Downsyde, Rcadia and Coin Banks. Chris has spent much of his professional career performing in the Perth Jazz scene and appearing as a sideman on recordings by local artists including: Nick Abbey (Phantoms), Kate Pass (Kohesia), Libby Hammer, Johannes Luebbers, Laura Corney and Rcadia. Recently, Chris’ main focus has been on composition and he plans to record a collection of works later this year. The pieces often feature subtle and sweet melodies blended with complex and dense harmony and a great depth in mood. Chris’ performances are dynamic with a range from dark and tense ballads to uplifting pieces with a bright character.
Pete Jeavons B. Mus. (Jazz), Dip. Ed. Active as a professional musician for over 20 years, Pete is an in-demand bassist performing regularly across a wide range of styles on both Double Bass and Electric Bass Guitar. Pete has performed throughout the world and he has featured on numerous albums with a wide variety of artists/groups including Tom O’Halloran Trio, Penny King Quartet, Tal Cohen Quartet, Memory of Elements, Troy Roberts, Salamander, and Hank Marvin Gyspy Jazz and many more. Named the Perth Jazz Society’s most outstanding contributor in the year 2011 (and previously in 2000 too), Pete was also a finalist in the 2008 National Jazz Bass Awards. Aside from performing, Pete keeps busy writing/producing/promoting his own music with a variety of different projects. Pete also teaches bass in the jazz program at WAAPA and is a presenter of the ‘Giant Steps’ contemporary jazz program on community radio station RTR-FM 92.1.
: starts 5.30pm
Perth’s Favourite Fun Italian Restaurant, Funtastico offers sublime Italian food in a modern, vibrant and friendly space in the heart of Subiaco.
Treat yourself to a Jazzy Gin Kisses cocktail for just $10, a cheeky combination of Pink Gin, Prosecco, Soda and fresh Strawberries!
Bookings required, contact Funtastico to book a table today.
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*Performances may be subject to change or cancellation due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances