Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Categories: Music*
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Perth International Jazz Festival

saturday, 27 may 2017

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The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return to the city for its fifth consecutive year, from Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May 2017.

Presented by Brookfield, over 40 incredible jazz performances will take place across various venues throughout Perth and York. The three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events by a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz artists.

The Cathedral will be hosting two events as part of this year's festival:

Alex Da Costa and Graham Wood - SATURDAY 27 MAY 1.30PM - 2.30PM | FREE

Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Canadian born Alexandre Da Costa is the Associate Professor of Classical Music - Strings at WAAPA. He has played close to 2,000 concerts, has been a guest soloist with over 100 different orchestras, and has conducted and served as Concertmaster of orchestras throughout the world.

Graham Wood has been a professional pianist, arranger and composer since 1989. He has toured extensively and worked with many renowned international artists. Appointed Associate Dean Teaching and Learning at WAAPA in 2016, Graham is represented on five CDs, is half owner of The Ellington Jazz Club and is founder/artistic director for the Perth International Jazz Festival.

Alex Da Costa joins Artistic Director of PIJF (Graham Wood) for a special crossover concert where classical and jazz intersect. This concert will be with jazz piano trio and violin and will be staged in the gorgeous St George’s Cathedral. After a full house performance at PIJF in 2016 and a Canada tour of this project, Alexandre and Graham return to St George’s Cathedral for what is set to be an ethereal performance and highlight of PIJF 2017.

Alex Da Costa – violinist
Graham Wood – piano, composer

Tal Cohen and Jamie Oehlers - SATURDAY 27 MAY 3PM - 4PM | FREE

One of Australia’s most prominent jazz saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers, teams up one of the hottest young jazz talents around, pianist Tal Cohen, to create some inspirational and thought provoking music. The two have been performing together now for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings, teaming up with artists like Ari Hoenig and Robert Hurst and performing together in various ensembles. This duo setting allows for an exploration of melody and space, tone and dynamics. This concert is a release of their new CD, “Innocent Dreamer”, recorded at the ABC and containing original compositions alongside some well known jazz standards.

In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has won numerous awards in Australia, including “Bell” Awards for Best Australian Jazz Artist and Best Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz Release, a James Morrison Scholarship, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award’s for Best Jazz Album. His career has seen him lead groups throughout the UK, US, Europe and Asia, promoting the 12 CD’s he has produced as leader.

Now based in the US, Tal Cohen's unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He graduated from WAAPA in 2008 and immediately began accumulating awards and prestigious performance opportunities. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. He has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music.

Jamie Oehlers – tenor saxophone
Tal Cohen – piano

Further information on these two events can be found here.

Venue: St George's Cathedral

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Categories: Music*
27may1thumb

Perth International Jazz Festival

saturday, 27 may 2017

27may1

The Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) makes its much anticipated return to the city for its fifth consecutive year, from Friday 26 May – Sunday 28 May 2017.

Presented by Brookfield, over 40 incredible jazz performances will take place across various venues throughout Perth and York. The three-day festival will feature a blend of ticketed and free community events by a host of celebrated local, national and international jazz artists.

The Cathedral will be hosting two events as part of this year's festival:

Alex Da Costa and Graham Wood - SATURDAY 27 MAY 1.30PM - 2.30PM | FREE

Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Canadian born Alexandre Da Costa is the Associate Professor of Classical Music - Strings at WAAPA. He has played close to 2,000 concerts, has been a guest soloist with over 100 different orchestras, and has conducted and served as Concertmaster of orchestras throughout the world.

Graham Wood has been a professional pianist, arranger and composer since 1989. He has toured extensively and worked with many renowned international artists. Appointed Associate Dean Teaching and Learning at WAAPA in 2016, Graham is represented on five CDs, is half owner of The Ellington Jazz Club and is founder/artistic director for the Perth International Jazz Festival.

Alex Da Costa joins Artistic Director of PIJF (Graham Wood) for a special crossover concert where classical and jazz intersect. This concert will be with jazz piano trio and violin and will be staged in the gorgeous St George’s Cathedral. After a full house performance at PIJF in 2016 and a Canada tour of this project, Alexandre and Graham return to St George’s Cathedral for what is set to be an ethereal performance and highlight of PIJF 2017.

Alex Da Costa – violinist
Graham Wood – piano, composer

Tal Cohen and Jamie Oehlers - SATURDAY 27 MAY 3PM - 4PM | FREE

One of Australia’s most prominent jazz saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers, teams up one of the hottest young jazz talents around, pianist Tal Cohen, to create some inspirational and thought provoking music. The two have been performing together now for nearly 10 years in a variety of settings, teaming up with artists like Ari Hoenig and Robert Hurst and performing together in various ensembles. This duo setting allows for an exploration of melody and space, tone and dynamics. This concert is a release of their new CD, “Innocent Dreamer”, recorded at the ABC and containing original compositions alongside some well known jazz standards.

In 2003 Jamie was the winner of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival and has won numerous awards in Australia, including “Bell” Awards for Best Australian Jazz Artist and Best Album, an ABC Limelight Award for Best Jazz Release, a James Morrison Scholarship, an Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award, and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Recording Industry Award’s for Best Jazz Album. His career has seen him lead groups throughout the UK, US, Europe and Asia, promoting the 12 CD’s he has produced as leader.

Now based in the US, Tal Cohen's unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He graduated from WAAPA in 2008 and immediately began accumulating awards and prestigious performance opportunities. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. He has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music.

Jamie Oehlers – tenor saxophone
Tal Cohen – piano

Further information on these two events can be found here.

Venue: St George's Cathedral