upcoming gigs

Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Too Darn Hot!

Come and be serenaded by the WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble as they propel you into the wonderful world of close harmony, hot jazz and blazing grooves! Cool down to the timeless classics of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington; swoon to the sounds of sun-drenched samba, soul and bossa nova; with beautifully crafted arrangements made famous by New York Voices, The Idea of North, Real Group, London Vocal Project and more.

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Aug
7
1:30 PM13:30

Phat Funk Band @ The Edith Speigeltent

Come and witness the sensational sounds and glorious grooves of the WAAPA Phat Funk Band! Get down and boogie with classic soul, neo-soul, funk and RnB favourites by Jill Scott, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake and much more! These talented WAAPA singers and musicians will bring the house down with their powerhouse vocals, a soaring horn section, tight rhythm section, and burning solos!

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Jul
2
3:30 AM03:30

Little Jazz Bird with Daisy Fanning and Friends - Live at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

Love jazz? Or want to try it on for size?

Come down for a night of swinging, sassy and sometimes poignant tunes from Perth jazz songstress Daisy Fanning, performing with some of Brisbane’s finest jazz musicians, Tnee Dyer (piano), Luke McIntosh (double bass), and Aaron Jansz (drums).

Daisy will give her unique take on some well-loved songs and also showcase a few lesser known gems, paying tribute to the artists who inspire her. These include the witty and wonderful Blossom Dearie and Annie Ross, and legends like Dinah Washington and Doris Day. Whether you want to groove to sultry swing, laugh out loud, or cry into your gin fizz, there will be a song for you.

This is Daisy’s first Queensland engagement after singing at a variety of music venues around Perth, including Jazz Fremantle, the Ellington Jazz Club and the Swallow Bar. She has also performed in many WAAPA productions, supporting superb artists such as Katie Noonan, Megan Washington and the Rodriguez Brothers, and in ensemble performances at the 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival.

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May
30
1:30 PM13:30

Phat Funk Band @ WAAPA

Come and witness the sensational sounds and glorious grooves of the WAAPA Phat Funk Band! Get down and boogie with classic soul, neo-soul, funk and RnB favourites by Jill Scott, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake and much more! These talented WAAPA singers and musicians will bring the house down with their powerhouse vocals, a soaring horn section, tight rhythm section, and burning solos!

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May
21
to May 22

WAAPA Jazz Showcase @ The Ellington

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Daisy will be performing at the Ellington as part of the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. Watch her and other talented musicians take to the stage as part of the Contemporary Jazz and ECM ensembles.

These talented ensembles are made up of WAAPA Jazz students playing their take on tunes from the greats of the jazz music scene past and present. The ensembles draw from the repertoire of the Great American Songbook, to Brazilian masters, to the sophisticated sound of European artists such as Jan Garbarek and Kenny Wheeler and current contemporary jazz masters such as Chris Potter and Gretchen Parlato, and even re-workings of classic pop songs. 

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