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Janelle Ashley presents Neo Soul Essentials
Friday 15 October 10.30pm
Kickstart your weekend with a night of non-stop neo-soul hits. The music that silkily blends elements of jazz, soul, R&B and hip-hop to create the hot, steamy and sultry genre we all know and love. Founded by 90’s artists such as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, J Dilla, The Roots – expect to hear their greatest musical concoctions sung and played live by Janelle Ashley backed by Perth’s greatest upcoming musicians.
Janelle may be petite, but her voice is far from it. Power and range you would have to hear yourself to believe it. Coupled with the sassiest tone and attitude you couldn’t dare to ignore. She and her exceptionally talented line-up have been mastering their craft at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in areas of jazz and contemporary. Party with them as they bring the most impressive display of musicianship to Perth’s beloved Ellington Stage.
Lead Vocals: Janelle Ashley
Backing Vocals: Persia Najafzadeh, Nina Mansfield and Jordan Boase
Trumpet: Matthew Knight
Saxophones: Oliver Taylor
Trombone: Jordan Boase
Guitar: Rory Fleming
Keys: Peter Luckas
Bass: Campbell Breakell
Drums: Joe Bell
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this event is held, the Whadjuk people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region