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THE JAMES CHAPMAN SIX: official launch

Event Start Date & TIme: February 22, 2024 18:00

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22 February 2024 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Ellington Jazz Club

Doors 6pm
Show 7pm

Welcome to the official launch of the JC6! The James Chapman Six are a new 6-piece band, performing compelling arrangements of jazz standards, widely-known contemporary pieces, as well as some original compositions. Expect to hear a captivating performance of popular jazz standards such as ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’, as well as classic hits including Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’.

With the band members all acquainting through the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), come and witness some of Perth’s finest young musicians perform James’ arrangements and original compositions for the first time – a night not to be missed!

About the artist;

Predominantly a jazz trumpeter and educator, Perth-born James Chapman is well-versed in a wide variety of styles and genres. James has performed with internationally renowned artists such as; Troy Roberts, Matt Jodrell, Julian Arguelles, Dick Oatts, Linda May Han Oh, Sam Anning, Jamie Oehlers, Katie Noonan and Tal Cohen to name a few.

Whilst pursuing a freelance career, James regularly plays in recognised ensembles such as; The Perth Cabaret Collective, The Steve Hensby Band, Mace Francis’ 9-Fifty, The Amnesiacs and many more. He was also an avid member of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) for 9 years. Additionally, James performed in the pre-match entertainment for the 2021 AFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium in front of over 60,000 people. Tonight marks The James Chapman Six debut performance at The Ellington Jazz Club.

James Chapman – Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Oliver Taylor – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone

Anthony Dodos – Trombone

Bob Tweedie – Piano

Tommi Flamenco – Bass

Sam Newman – Drums

James Chapman