The Ellington Jazz Club
The Ellington Jazz Club
4.5
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
The Ellington Jazz Club is the home of Jazz and Live music in Perth, with live, ticketed music events every night of the week, including a Saturday matinee and Late night shows Friday and Saturday night.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Maria L
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Visited the Ellington a few weeks ago with a large group of friends. Not my first time attending, have always spoken highly of it as a venue but will not be returning.
A friend and I were promised drinks by the manager if the 2 of us could get our friends to fill the dancefloor.

After filling the dancefloor for the whole night, the 2 of us went to the bar to claim the drinks we had been promised only to be laughed at, turned away and told that enough drinks had been given to other people. (We had not left the dancefloor earlier to claim these promised drinks as we didn't want to draw away a crowd after getting everyone started). Subsequently, we were called a horrible name by this same bartender/ manager.
When I went to write a Facebook review, it was taken down by the page.
When I called the manager to complain (and ask for an apology/ explanation) he called me a liar and accused me of being rowdy and drunk (untrue).
This bar was only at the capacity that it was at that night because of the group of over 30 people that I brought with me.

I used to be a fan of this venue but I have never been treated so poorly by any establishment before and could not in good faith recommend that anyone attend. They have lost a large volume of potential returning customers.
Written 6 July 2022
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Hi There! The venue changed hands in April 2023, and we now have an entirely new management team! We hope you will consider returning!
Written 21 June 2024
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Linda C
Perth, Australia1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Visited the Ellington last night having bought the tickets for the show 8 weeks ago thinking that we would have good seats to watch the show. We were seated in the corner behind the pianist. Couldn't see the band at all, the singer sang to the audience in front only. Have been to the Ellington dozens of times and so am aware of the seating arrangements. Something desperately needs to be done about the seating in the club. We left at the break extremely disappointed having drive a distance to get there. How can we be assured of a decent seat when booking as there doesn't appear to be anywhere that we can request particular seating? I'm aware of the warning on the booking page however as I said I though that booking 8 weeks in advance would allow us better seats!
Written 28 July 2021
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Hi There! The venue changed hands in April 2023, and we now have an entirely new management team! We hope you will consider returning!
Written 21 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

clairebears1972
Perth, Australia20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
CAREFUL LADIES the manager that runs this place is very aggressive and rude. We booked a private room which they didn’t have ready for us. Put us in a tiny little space. It was so hot we couldn’t breathe and then accused us of not paying. The bar manager. Tony screamed at us across the bar, slammed the EFTPOS machine in front of us and threatened to throw us out. We had been in there less than an hour and had one drink which was supposed to be on a pre-arranged bar tab. It wasn’t just the total disorganisation. It was how aggressive and nasty he was to a bunch of 50+ year old women. He was so aggressive, was intimidating and frightening, and so we left.
Written 5 February 2023
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Hi There! The venue changed hands in April 2023, and we now have an entirely new management team! We hope you will consider returning!
Written 21 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

drtgfnz
Perth, Australia798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Had a great night here. First time at the venue. Prebooked tickets and tables allocated as it was a full house. Fantastic entertainment. Barillo Brothers. Really kept the crowd going and very talented musicians. Fair range of drinks on menu. Limited bar snacks but nonetheless tasty food and a range to suit most tastes. It was a midweek gig but just perfect. Highly recommended
Written 22 June 2021
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YCM L
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Been here a few times in the past and had decent experience with the music although the crowd can get obnoxious and entitled. Tonight was the worst. Show is 45 mins late and hasn't started yet. Place is damn noisy and packed, makes you wonder how people can escape if there's a fire. I've been to jazz bars in NYC and Melbourne, and this place is becoming to look like a cheap knock off. I'm sure other people like this obnoxious type of scene but this ain't the jazz club I was looking for.
Written 23 September 2018
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TorAus
Bangkok, Thailand467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Didn't know what to expect, came in on a Friday night at ten pm after work.
First, the doorman was apologetic for me having to pay to get in, which I knew already. But instantly told me that the people here are loving people, they love what they do.
I paid and got in, the music... Oh the music! Amazing!
First of all the greeting from the bar staff which was like I've been there every weekend for the last ten years (I haven't) and then the music which was so energetic and to the spot!
First time was on a Friday and they've moved to funk (funky as!), second time I came was on a Saturday and I just got the last thirty mins of a local jazz band. So soothing and perfect.

If you like jazz, or if you just like music, this is the place to go to. I love it, all from entrance to bar tenders! I really hope ill be back soon!
Written 24 August 2019
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dunmetiel
Bandar Puchong Jaya, Malaysia844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I had never been to a jazz club in my life although I had always wanted to go to one, so I was pretty excited to come here. I was in Perth for a short holiday and a friend had brought me here. The act that was on that night was not a jazz act but an R&B one, but it didn't really matter. The atmosphere was great, service was excellent, and finger food was good.

The host gave us a really warm welcome and a good table despite not pre-booking. Since we were early, we did have to wait at the bar for the tables to be set up first (we had come for a 10.30pm show and the earlier 7pm show had just finished). Once seated, we were served immediately. The hot chocolate was delicious. We had ordered the cheese platter and nachos. Cheese platter was good, but the nachos had stuck together like glue due to the cheese - not so good as it was extremely difficult to break them apart to eat.

The show was good, alhough there was quite a bic of mic feedback going on. I liked the place so much that I decided to come back for another show the very next day. This time it was salsa, so again I didn't get to experience jazz, but it was great nonetheless.

The entrance fee for both shows were very reasonable at $15 each. Prices on the menu were reasonable as well. One thing to note though, was that the time of the shows as stated on the advertisements refer to roughly when the doors open, and not when the show is starting. So don't come early expecting the show to start at the stated time; it usually starts about half an hour after the stated time. We arrived at 5.45pm for a 6pm show, but the doors were locked and we had to wait outside.

The standard duration of an act here is two one-hour sets with a half hour intermission in the middle.
Written 7 May 2015
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Geoff C
Rockingham, Australia70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Went last Friday night to watch a show and it was roughly 45min late also found the place a bit pretentious and ended up leaving early admittedly I had a bar seat ticket only maybe it would be better if you had booked a table as the meals offered might make the experience better
Written 25 November 2018
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Verity J
Perth, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Cosy,,great atmosphere, entertaining band, bargain entry! We had eaten earlier but the pizza and antipasto plates looked delicious!
Written 21 November 2018
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63Joan51
Perth, Australia53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018
We went to the Ellington Jazz Club for my daughter's hen's night. Going out to a club is not something I usually do and possibly compared to other places perhaps the drinks weren't expensive but I consider $5 for a can of diet coke to be a bit rich. My two daughters-in-law shared a bottle of champagne which was about $65 a bottle!! I was looking forward to hearing some good jazz music as I grew up with a dad who was a huge traditional jazz fan. I was sadly disappointed. We were in an upstairs room which was great as we could sit and talk and it wasn't quite as noisy as the bar next door. There was a TV on the wall showing the performances which were happening on the stage downstairs and apart from an opening bracket of modern jazz music and a couple of standup comedians most of the performances were strip shows. Not even very professional looking strip artists either - not that I'm a connoisseur of strip shows. Perhaps they were performances by the beginners! Platters of finger food were supposed to be provided but for the 20+ ladies who were there all we received was about 5 small plates of quite ordinary food. By the end of the evening everyone was starving as most of us hadn't had dinner before leaving home believing that we would be fed at the club. People were checking their phones trying to find food at midnight. One of the highlights of the evening was the entertainment we received from a burlesque dancer who was very good. The Ellington is definitely not somewhere I would bother going again.
Written 4 July 2018
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