James Flynn & Friends - 'Pick Yourself Up'
Friday 01 May 7.00pm
“I believe that music is more important at this time than any other. It can lift our spirits and take us on a journey, without the fear of flying. Over two nights and on my first performances at The Ellington this year, I would like to offer an escape from fear and worry with a fun alternative, music and laughter. Those of you who know me, know that I love to entertain and inject humour into my performances. Allow me to give you a little ‘Pick me up’ and come and enjoy a great night out. The evening 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: Adrian Galante – Piano & Clarinet, (Friday) Russell Holmes- Piano & Simon Styles – Saxes (Saturday) with Nick Abbey on bass & Chris Tarr on drums (Both nights) and you have one helluva of a band and all the ingredients for a sensational weekend of music. Capacity is limited to 100 as per the government mandate. I’ve also considerably reduced my usual ticket price. I hope you can join me.” – James Flynn
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 a new album of original compositions. He 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 24th & 25th of April in Singapore.
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