All musicians and music lovers in Perth are invited down to The Ellington to jump on stage and have a jam, as has been the annual tradition since the Perth International Jazz Festival began. Come on down, grab a drink and enjoy yourself! These jazz jams are always absolutely incredible, and this year promises to be an especially exciting one, with the return of interstate and international artists after two years of border closures.

Musicians bringing in their instrument and vocalists coming to sing enter free of charge. If reserving a free Jam Musician Ticket, please ensure you bring your instrument or indicate that you are a vocalist coming to jam for our door person to check.

All other guests $20 at the door. If you are not coming to jam and just coming to watch, please do support us and our musicians by purchasing a ticket.

Tal Cohen: piano
Alistair Peel: bass
David Chiverton: drums

Israeli born and Australia raised, Tal Cohen’s performance sensibility and original compositions are global, exuberant and life affirming! Jazz legend Joe Lovano says that “Tal Cohen is among the best of a very few young inspired pianists I’ve encountered….his playing is full of passion, focus and creativity.” Another jazz great Terence Blanchard calls Cohen “one of the brightest stars playing the piano to come along n a long time and has the promise of being at the top of the curve changing our minds about music.” Cohen’s trio holds the stage with the verve, power and command of a much larger band. The trio combines complex modern jazz with graceful phrasing, thoughtful development and probative honest expression. Cohen doesn’t play for his audiences. He magically draws them into a celebration of his music and ideas. His new album, “Gentle Giants”, has received critical acclaim from DOWNBEAT and others and has warmed the hearts of jazz aficionados and newbies alike. The album possesses an audacious quality, making one sit up and pay attention to what each musician is playing and how the ensemble interacts and moves through the works.