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WAYJO Signature Series: Ella, Dizzy & Buddy

Ella, Dizzy & Buddy

1917. Three giants of jazz enter the world. Ella Fitgerald. Dizzy Gillespie. Bernard “Buddy” Rich.

100 years later, WAYJO will revisit the classics that made these visionaries beloved by jazz fans around the world while leaving an indelible mark on 20th century music.

“A Night in Tunisia”, “A Tisket A Tasket”, “Caravan”, “Night and Day”, and “Manteca” are just some of the songs that have become true jazz standards.

Celebrate with the Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras as they perform the incomparable work of Ella, Dizzy and Buddy.

Sat 13 May, 7.30pm
Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley
astortheatreperth.com

Also available as Jazz @ the Maj subscription addon

Start: Sat May 13 7:30 pm
End: Sat May 13 10:00 pm
Venue: Astor Theatre Perth
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658 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, WA, Australia, 6050

WAYJO presents: The Debut Collection

WAYJO Debut Collection 2017

WAYJO presents: The Debut Collection
“New Jazz… Commissioned and Performed”

WAYJO’s annual Composer-in-Residence program is an important part of our desire to develop emerging big band composers, and we are proud to premiere their work at the Perth International Jazz Festival.

2017’s Composer-in-Residence Rafael Jerjen and Associate Composer- in-Residence Sam Hadlow will present their newly created music for the Wednesday Night Orchestra, continuing the tradition of innovative and exciting new work being performed at the Perth International Jazz Festival.

Sat 27 May, 5.30pm
Brookfield Place Main Square, Perth
Bookings: perthinternationaljazzfestival.com.au

 

Start: Sat May 27 5:30 pm
End: Sat May 27 6:30 pm
Venue: Brookfield Place Main Square
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125 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Jazz at the Maj Series: Ed Partyka

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In 2015, Ed Partyka joined WAYJO for two very special performances that lit a re under our musicians. Our bands have spoken, we’ve listened, and Ed is returning to perform with the Wednesday Night Orchestra in the nale to our Jazz @ the Maj series.

Ed leads the bigband scene in continental Europe and the Ed Partyka Orchestra is one of the hottest European big bands performing today. His exciting modern big band sound mixes the classic swinging sound of Thad Jones with sophisticated harmonies and contemporary grooves.

Ed’s performance will close WAYJO’s residency at His Majesty’s Theatre with shows that will leave audiences awaiting his return once more.

Fri 25 Aug & Sat 26 Aug, 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: Fri August 25 7:30 pm
End: Fri August 25 10:30 pm
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
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825 Hay St, Perth, wa, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Jazz at the Maj Series: Ed Partyka

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In 2015, Ed Partyka joined WAYJO for two very special performances that lit a re under our musicians. Our bands have spoken, we’ve listened, and Ed is returning to perform with the Wednesday Night Orchestra in the nale to our Jazz @ the Maj series.

Ed leads the bigband scene in continental Europe and the Ed Partyka Orchestra is one of the hottest European big bands performing today. His exciting modern big band sound mixes the classic swinging sound of Thad Jones with sophisticated harmonies and contemporary grooves.

Ed’s performance will close WAYJO’s residency at His Majesty’s Theatre with shows that will leave audiences awaiting his return once more.

Fri 25 Aug & Sat 26 Aug, 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 August 26 7:30 pm
End: Sat August 26 10:30 pm
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
Address:
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825 Hay St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

WAYJO Tribute Series: Thad Jones & Mel Lewis – Live at the Village Vanguard

Live at the Village Vanguard

From 1966 to the present day, legendary New York jazz club The Village Vanguard has been the Monday night home to the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, and now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

Live at the Village Vanguard captured the band barely one year old and features some of the most memorable modern big band compositions and solos.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of this classic album, and the Wednesday Night Orchestra will bring the tradition of big band swing, bebop and hard bop to life in this highlight of the annual program.

Sat 16 Sep, 7.30pm
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tickets $7-20 (free for Ellington Jazz Club Duke/Duchess members who book)
ellingtonjazz.com.au

Start: Sat September 16 7:30 pm
End: Sat September 16 9:30 pm
Venue: The Ellington Jazz Club
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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
ticketmaster.com.au | Discounts available to Jazz @ the Maj subscribers

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