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Dinner and a Show: Ellington Jazz Club

What better past time then listening to music, and what better to do while listen to music then to enjoy a meal? With that in mind we headed to the Ellington Jazz Club, Perth’s premier jazz venue to watch the Darling Buds of May! The Darling Buds of May are a swing sextet, headed by the effervescent Jessie Gordon. They are a tightly honed group who love what they do, dancing, swinging, and laughing with the crowd. As someone who’s not that into jazz, they made it an experience that we could appreciate. The St Louis Blues were a definite stand out while the foray into improv metal and blues was surprisingly wonderful, the Latin a little less so. Each of the musicians had their chance to demonstrate their skill and versatility with lively and passionate solos that made the crowd light up.  With all the clamour going on the waitstaff made navigating the tight tables and dark room seem easy. We were shoulder to shoulder but only really felt crowded when the music wasn’t …