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Act-Belong-Commit: Horns In The Hall / Concert For Students

Bigger and better in 2017, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra brings our annual Concert for Schools to the Perth Concert Hall – Thursday 4 May 2017, 7.00pm.

WAYJO’s annual concert aimed at high school students returns, bigger and better at the Perth Concert Hall.

A night of energetic music and fun, the concert will illuminate jazz for high-school aged students and enrich concepts taught within the music syllabus.

Be Bop Jazz is the focus of the first half of the concert, with music by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald.

After interval Big Band Swing by Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and Thad Jones performed by a full 18-piece big band rounds out the night.

Supported by a slide show featuring history, trivia and music recommendations, Horns in the Hall promises to be a memorable experience for students, parents and teachers alike.

WAYJO is committed to offering the best possible experience for educators and their students. The 2017 Concert for Schools promises to be a memorable experience for music students, and may even provide inspiration for students of visual arts, drama and dance.

Student/Parent Bookings

School Group Bookings

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Start: Thu May 4 7:00 pm
End: Thu May 4 9:00 pm
Venue: Perth Concert Hall
Phone: +61 8 9231 9999
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5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000
Cost: 12

WAYJO Jazz at the Maj Series: Roger Garrood

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Roger Garrood is a mainstay of the Perth and Australian jazz scene. Having performed with Natalie Cole, James Morrison, Willie Swartz, Al Klink and Sammy Davis Jr among countless others, Roger returns to WAYJO to perform in a night of be-bop jazz.

A former Musical Director at WAYJO and lecturer at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, Roger knows what it takes to get the best out of the young musicians he works with.

Roger and his alto sax will join the Monday Night Orchestra in a concert that will remind you that the wealth of talent resident right here in Perth is world class in its depth, and that the next generation of musicians are in the best of hands.

Fri 30 Jun & Sat 1 Jul, 7.30pm
Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
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*** SAVE UP TO $15 with our Jazz @ the Maj 3-Show Subscription Package available through Ticketek!
Subscribers will also receive discount offers to our ‘Ella, Dizzy & Buddy’, ’WAYJO Swings!’ and ‘Jazz Under the Stars’ shows. ***

Start: Fri June 30 7:30 pm
End: Fri June 30 10:30 pm
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
Address:
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825 Hay St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Jazz at the Maj Series: Roger Garrood

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Roger Garrood is a mainstay of the Perth and Australian jazz scene. Having performed with Natalie Cole, James Morrison, Willie Swartz, Al Klink and Sammy Davis Jr among countless others, Roger returns to WAYJO to perform in a night of be-bop jazz.

A former Musical Director at WAYJO and lecturer at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, Roger knows what it takes to get the best out of the young musicians he works with.

Roger and his alto sax will join the Monday Night Orchestra in a concert that will remind you that the wealth of talent resident right here in Perth is world class in its depth, and that the next generation of musicians are in the best of hands.

Fri 30 Jun & Sat 1 Jul, 7.30pm
Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
ticketek.com.au

*** SAVE UP TO $15 with our Jazz @ the Maj 3-Show Subscription Package available through Ticketek!
Subscribers will also receive discount offers to our ‘Ella, Dizzy & Buddy’, ’WAYJO Swings!’ and ‘Jazz Under the Stars’ shows. ***

Start: Sat July 1 7:30 pm
End: Sat July 1 10:30 pm
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
Address:
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825 Hay St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Tribute Series: Blue Monk – The Music of Thelonious Monk

The Music of Thelonious Monk

 

One of the genres inarguable heavyweights, Thelonious Monk’s creative touch was felt by a who’s who of jazz.

Monk collaborator’s included Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins, and his in uence is noticeable today in the work of modern composers like Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus).

The Monday Night Orchestra tackle the work of Monk head on in this special program celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, playing such classic pieces as “Round Midnight” and “Brilliant Corners” in a moody and dynamic performance.

Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tickets $7-20 (free for Ellington Jazz Club Duke/Duchess members who book)
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Start: Sat October 21 7:30 pm
End: Sat October 21 9:30 pm
Venue: The Ellington Jazz Club
Address:
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191 Beaufort St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Signature Series: Jazz Under the Stars

WAYJO Jazz Under the Stars

2017 marks Dr Mace Francis’ 10th year as WAYJO Artistic Director, and we want to celebrate the occasion by recognising the contribution Mace has made to WAYJO and the national jazz scene.

As the sun sets at the spectacular Quarry Amphitheatre, the Monday Night Orchestra will get you in the mood presenting a suite of jazz classics, from Basie to Ellington and beyond.

Recognising the work WAYJO does in commissioning emerging composers, the Tuesday Night Orchestra will delve into our back catalogue, showcasing compositions by some of Australia’s finest jazz artists, including pieces from WAYJO alumni.

Once the sun has set more stars of WAYJO will come out to play. Mace Francis will take the stage with the Wednesday Night Orchestra to deliver a collection of his compositions for big band, including an all new commission specifically written for the occasion.

Please join with WAYJO as we celebrate the work Mace has done to develop young artists throughout his career making WAYJO a shining star in jazz with an internationally renowned reputation.

Fri 24 Nov, 7.30pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, Floreat
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Start: Fri November 24 6:30 pm
End: Fri November 24 10:30 pm
Venue: Quarry Amphitheatre
Address:
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1 Waldron Drive, City Beach, WA, Australia, 6015
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