Think of the era of the Jazz greats – the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
Consider some of the classic songs from the Motown stable in the decades referred to as the Swinging 60’s and Sensational 70’s.
Supplement this with the occasional torch song, a few blues and soul numbers mixed with some contemporary tunes.
Now, picture a 17+ piece Big-Band, immaculately presented and fronted by one male and two female vocalists delivering all the above in a powerhouse package of glamour, elegance and excitement – and you come close to imagining just what the Metro Big Band is all about!
Just Sax are one of Western Australia’s foremost performing saxophone quartets, offering a rich contrast of styles from the delicate tangos of Piazzolla, right through to toe tapping jazz and funk standards. Just Sax formed in 2008 comprising of Jesse Deane on soprano saxophone, Luke Pownall on alto saxophone, Erin Royer on tenor saxophone and Jess Herbert on Baritone Saxophone.
Just Sax have been developing a repertoire of works for saxophone quartet in WA and have had various works dedicated to them. Further the quartet has dedicated their time to promote Australian music and have commissioned numerous Western Australian composers such as Marty Pervan, Alice Humphries and Tilman Robinson. The individual members of Just Sax bring classical and jazz influences to their stylistic approach having all performed with the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) as well as various classical orchestras in Perth, such as the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) and the Western Australian Youth Orchestra (WAYO).
The Perth Cabaret Collective throws you into the 1920’s jazz scene, specialising in everything from the sexy and sultry to the down right dirty.
Musical Director, Jess Herbert, founded the Perth Cabaret Collective in 2014. The band comprises of nine of Perth’s best Jazz musicians with Jessie Gordon and Mark Turner as regular vocalists.
Reece Clark is a jazz vocalist and saxophonist currently studying at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Relatively new to the scene, he has been performing heavily the past 5 years with groups such as the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Metro Big Band, Oz Big Band & Perth Cabaret Collective to name a few.
- Vocals/Tenor Saxophone/Arranger: Reece Clark
- Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Ricki Malet
- Trombone/Bass Trombone: Tom Salleo
- Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone: Adrian Galante
- Alto Saxophone/Tenor Saxophone: Erin Royer
- Baritone Saxophone: Jess Skye Herbert
- Piano: Brodie Stewart
- Bass: Alistair Peel
- Drums: Liam Hickey
Perth Saxophone Rockers is a 2019 Fringe-award winning ensemble comprising of ten musicians (nine saxophonists and one drummer) all whom have completed music degrees at WA Academy of Performing Arts and University of WA. Perth Saxophone Rockers arranges all their own music and feature some of the world’s best rock ‘n’ roll tunes of all time. This group of friends has been formed to present classic rock tunes with a twist, every gut-wrenching lyric and every guitar solo performed on the saxophone. This high energy group is a lot of fun, getting crowds singing along to their favourite rock tunes, up and dancing and having a great time. Their sound will blow you away, not only with volume and power, but with shock and intrigue as to how nine saxophones and one drummer can replicate such electric sounds of these classic tunes.