Act-Belong-Commit Jazz at The Maj for Schools

As part of our “An American Jazz Story” program in 2019, WAYJO is offering three concert-workshops for Schools, Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth – First Friday of the month at 3.00pm.

Featuring international guest artists Mariel Bildsten (Trombone, USA), Dick Oatts (Saxophone, USA) and concerts focused on jazz styles from New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Cuba-Miami, these workshops are an engaging way for students and educators to experience the finest jazz artists visiting Perth and new insights into a variety of styles.

Tickets for staff and students are $12 each for the first concert-workshop, and $10 for each additional booking. Concert-workshops are pre-sale only and limited to 100 places – book early to avoid disappointment!

For more information please download our Education Brochure, or contact the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra on 08 9471 1950 or

School or private group bookings can be made directly through Perth Theatre Trust Group Bookings
phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

2019 WAYJO Concert and Workshop Program

Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre
825 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000

3.00pm – 4.00pm (approximately 30min Workshop & 30min Concert)


Fri 3 May, 3pm – Dixieland Stomp: New Orleans Jazz featuring Mariel Bildsten – Trombone (USA)
WAYJO brings the birthplace of jazz together with the big band sound. Jazz made for dancing, stomping your feet and having a down and dirty good time. That’s what New Orleans jazz is all about. We welcome bandleader and trombonist Mariel Bildsten, direct from the USA, to play and lead the Monday Night Orchestra.

Fri 2 Aug, 3pm – Central Park North: New York Jazz featuring Dick Oatts – Saxophone (USA)
A huge influence on countless artists, Dick Oatts brings his recognisable sound to two very special concert-workshops.Leader of the sax section of the famed Vanguard Jazz Orchestra since 1978, he has one of the most recognisable lead alto sounds in jazz history.

Fri 6 Sep, 3pm – The Afro-Cuban Explosion: Miami Cuban Jazz featuring Steve Richter, Iain Robbie & Adolfo Chavez (Aus)
Hot hot hot. Feel the vibes of samba, bossa nova, and salsa as WAYJO turns the heat up with Afro-Cuban inspired jazz across two sensational nights.


Mariel Bildsten and Dick Oatts appear thanks to funding provided by the United States Government, and the Minderoo Foundation


The WAYJO Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message