WA has a vibrant live jazz scene and some great organisations and clubs bringing people together who share a love of jazz. The WA Jazz Directory lists artists, bands & ensembles, composers, arrangers, venues and organisations from all around Western Australia.
If you are a jazz musician and your name or your band is missing from this directory, please submit your details using the ‘submit your listing’ button. Submissions are moderated, so it may take a day or so to see your listing go live. Basic listing (name and contact/web link) is free. To add your image, bio and be added as a featured listing requires paying a small membership fee. (Visit the Membership page for more details).
Phil Hatton and the ManHattons
Phil Hatton was born to jazz, being the son of Dick Hatton, well known Perth jazz trombonist. He has been passionate about jazz all his life and, as a reed player, specializes in the early jazz, swing and mainstream styles.
He played in many Perth bands before moving to the USA where performed and taught music for 12 years, appearing as a featured artist at over 50 jazz festivals. He has a Masters Degree in Music from Portland State University and currently leads his own band, The Manhattons, is musical director of the South Perth Lions Big Band and a member of six other Perth bands.