Bands & Ensembles
Edith Cowen University (ECU)
Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, the WAAPA Jazz Performance major produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians. The strength of the major lies in the focus on performance outcomes, and all educational units are based around developing these skills. Students have the option of pursuing a performance or arranging stream in their final year, culminating in a professional recital.
All students participate in many varied ensembles, from big bands to jazz trios and everything in between. The major also has a visiting artist program that is second to none, and prides itself on the depth of professional knowledge that is on offer to students year round.
Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, WAAPA Jazz produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians.
WAAPA Jazz faculty members include:
Chris Tarr (drums)
Fred Grigson (guitar)
Jamie Oehlers (saxophone)
Jeremy Greig (trombone)
Paul Pooley (bass)
Ric Eastman (drums)
Tom O’Halloran (piano)
Victoria Newton (voice)
For the Jazz performance schedule at WAAPA visit: www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music/jazz
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.
Corner House Jazz Band plays traditional jazz with a hard driving style, making it one of Australia’s most accomplished jazz bands. The band was formed in 1980 to play at the Railway Hotel, North Fremantle, and still plays there every Saturday afternoon. It is in it’s 20th year of Friday night gigs at the Jazz Cellar. Song repertoire ranges from Souza Marches to Louis Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens Numbers.
Under Cover Big Band is a well presented group of professional standard and/or experienced players and singers are available for your wedding, party, event, anniversary or birthday celebrations. Group size and programmes vary according to the situation and needs of the client.
Jazz Band avaliable for Weddings, Functions and Events