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James Flynn - 'Come Fly With Me'
Thursday 01 October 7.00pm
Popular entertainer James Flynn is back in town for his first and only concert at Ellington in 2020. Flynn, who has spent the last decade touring and performing throughout South East Asia, found himself suddenly grounded in early March this year. He decided to head to Denmark WA, where he is now based. Flynn quickly embraced the vibrant arts community and is now actively involved. He will curate “Riverside Live” a series of monthly concerts over the next twelve months, where he will bring Perth artists to the Great Southern. He will also be part of the team at Denmark FM where he’ll host a variety of music programmes.
“During this challenging time we have all recognised the value of music, it’s a wonderful vehicle that can lift our spirits and take us on a journey. Join me and escape for a couple of hours with a fun evening of music and entertainment. Allow me to give you a little ‘Pick me up’ with a great night out. This evening we will be a mix of classic vocal tunes from ‘The great American song book’.
Add to this, the magic and versatility of some of Perth’s top jazz musicians: Harry Mitchell on piano, Simon Styles on saxophone, Pete Jeavons on bass and Chris Tarr on drums and you have one helluva of a band and all the ingredients for a sensational evening of entertainment.
“Come fly with me, cause you ain’t flying anywhere else”
James Flynn is a professional, international, jazz vocalist, actor, writer, composer and band leader. Over the last three decades he has developed a versatile career and his work has taken him to the USA, Europe, Asia and throughout Australia.
Originally from Scotland, Flynn has been based in Western Australia since 2001. He has written, produced and featured in, regional and national touring productions within Australia and consolidated a significant reputation internationally for his many performances overseas.
James recently wrote and produced his first original jazz musical ”Only You” which premiered in Perth, Western Australia in October last year. He has recorded eight Jazz CD’s and is currently working on two new albums of original compositions.
Flynn has enjoyed playing & collaborating with various artists from around the globe including Australia’s Dale Barlow, Eric & Ulf Wakenius – Sweden, Dave Koz & Keb Mo – USA, Eugene Pao – Hong Kong, Tony Lakatos – Germany, Koh Mr Saxman – Thailand & Jeremy Monteiro – Singapore.
Sample career highlights include: Support artist for Ray Charles, support & touring artist with Demis Roussos, various features as a soloist with The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Festival performances in Europe, Asia & Australia. Opening act in the USA for ‘The Summer Horns’ featuring: Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz & Richard Elliot. Winner -’Dave Koz – So you think you can jam’ Alaska, USA 2016. Composer, Thailand Tourism Authority Tourism Campaign song “Open to the New shades” 2018. MC/Host Singapore International jazz Festival 2016/17 & Sing Jazz presents Gregory Porter 2018.Producer, writer & composer of the original jazz musical “Only You” 2019.
His current project ‘Jazz & Art’ is with Japanese Artist, Tsuyumi Miwa where he has written 10 original compositions to accompany 10 original paintings. Premier performances are scheduled for April 2021 in Singapore.
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