Calendar of Events

Jazz for Juniors

Jazz-For-Juniors

Designed for children aged 4-6, WAYJO’s new Jazz for Juniors concerts provide the perfect school holiday entertainment for inquisitive young musicians.

On the first Tuesday of the April, July and September school holidays, a special program of music performed by a small WAYJO ensemble will introduce children to jazz instruments and fun tunes designed to get them moving.

Integrating music with stories and interaction, children will have the chance to meet the musicians and try out some instruments of their own.

WAYJO’s Jazz for Juniors concerts are a fantastic and fun way to introduce kids to the world of jazz.

Tues 11 Apr
Choose either 9.30am or 11.00am – 45min session
His Majesty’s Theatre, Dress Circle Bar

Tickets $12
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Supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message & Perth Theatre Trust

Start: Tue April 11 9:30 am
End: Tue April 11 11:45 am
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
Address:
Google Map
825 Hay St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000
Cost: 12

WAYJO Tribute Series: Celebrating The Greats

WAYJO Tribute Series: Celebrating The Greats

WAYJO kicks off 2017 with the classic works from a diverse collection of the jazz masters of the 20th Century.

The Monday Night Orchestra and Tuesday Night Orchestra debut their 2017 line-ups with a showcase featuring the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Stan Kenton.

Welcome the 2017 program in with style, sip on a cocktail, and remind yourself just how much this seminal music has invigorated music as we know it as WAYJO delivers with its own inimitable energy.

Sat 8 Apr, 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 April 8 7:30 pm
End: Sat April 8 9:30 pm
Venue: The Ellington Jazz Club
Address:
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191 Beaufort St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

Morning Music – Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall Presents the Morning Music Series
WAYJO – Jazz Classics

WA’s leading young jazz musicians step onto the Perth Concert Hall stage to delight you with their artistry and skill in a performance to transport you to the golden era.

Tue 4 Apr, 11am
Perth Concert Hall
Tickets perthconcerthall.com.au

 

Start: Tue April 4 11:00 am
End: Tue April 4 12:00 pm
Venue: Perth Concert Hall
Address:
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5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

A Hip Hop Hooray

A Hip Hop Hooray - Fringe World Festival 2017

In 2016 WAYJO partnered with 5 of Australia’s top emerging MC’s and Brendan Grey to create The Premiss Collective.

2017 sees the return of all of these creators in a new show, designed to blow minds as dope rhymes are elevated with big band jazz sound in a unique experience.

The power of brass is a perfect match for hip hop, hearkening back to rap’s roots. Big beats, a full horn section and sharp work on the turntables will get everybody on their feet.

It’s not everyday that audiences get to experience MC’s performing their tracks with the energy and sound a live big band provides.

This night is about fun, energy, and getting down to some of the best music you’ll hear at any Fringe show.

So put on your dancing shoes and gear up for an unmissable night of high energy hooks.

De Parel Spiegeltent
Perth Cultural Centre
Northbridge, WA 6003

Sun 12 Feb, 5.00pm

Tickets fringeworld.com.au
Fringeworld Festival 2017


A Hip Hop Hooray, proudly supported by City of Perth.
City of Perth

 

Start: Sun February 12 5:00 pm
End: Sun February 12 6:30 pm
Venue: De Parel Spiegeltent
Phone: +61 8 9227 6288
Address:
Google Map
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, Australia, 6003
Cost: 35

A Hip Hop Hooray

A Hip Hop Hooray - Fringe World Festival 2017

In 2016 WAYJO partnered with 5 of Australia’s top emerging MC’s and Brendan Grey to create The Premiss Collective.

2017 sees the return of all of these creators in a new show, designed to blow minds as dope rhymes are elevated with big band jazz sound in a unique experience.

The power of brass is a perfect match for hip hop, hearkening back to rap’s roots. Big beats, a full horn section and sharp work on the turntables will get everybody on their feet.

It’s not everyday that audiences get to experience MC’s performing their tracks with the energy and sound a live big band provides.

This night is about fun, energy, and getting down to some of the best music you’ll hear at any Fringe show.

So put on your dancing shoes and gear up for an unmissable night of high energy hooks.

De Parel Spiegeltent
Perth Cultural Centre
Northbridge, WA 6003

Sat 11 Feb, 5.00pm

Tickets fringeworld.com.au
Fringeworld Festival 2017


A Hip Hop Hooray, proudly supported by City of Perth.
City of Perth

Start: Sat February 11 5:00 pm
End: Sat February 11 6:30 pm
Venue: De Parel Spiegeltent
Phone: +61 8 9227 6288
Address:
Google Map
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, Australia, 6003
Cost: 35

WAYJO Quintet – Twilight Trios

Enjoy an evening of jazz with family and friends!

Catch the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra in Quintet format, Sunday 22 January 5.30pm – 7.30pm at the Swan Shell Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood.

Twilight Trios is a free all-ages event, presented by the Town of Victoria Park.

BYO picnic, with food and drink also available on site.

Twilight Trios 2017

Start: Sun January 22 5:30 pm
End: Sun January 22 7:30 pm
Venue: Swan Shell Burswood Park
Address:
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Swan Shell Park Burswood, Burswood, WA, Australia, 6100
Cost: Free

Tura presents WAYJO with Keith Tippett

Mujician Mosaic - presented by TURA

Get your ‘Septober Energy’ this December with Keith Tippett & WAYJO

Widely recognised as one of the most distinctive and radical pioneers in contemporary jazz and improvised music, UK-based free jazz pianist, innovator and composer Keith Tippett first gained prominence in London in the 1960s with his Sextet and ground-breaking 50-piece ensemble, Centipede.

Today, with over 40 years of performance, composition, recordings, broadcasts, film scores, and youth education projects behind him, Tippett brings a wealth of experience to this West Australian residency.

Tippett comes together with the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO), members of the TURA iMprov Program, and the especially selected Mujician Mosaic band in a first-ever Australian Residency.

Taking shape from dedicated rehearsals with both WAYJO and Mujician Mosaic, the concert will allow for structured playing, reworkings, and totally free improvisatory performances; showcasing collaborating artists as ensemble members and soloists.

Also included in the Mujician Mosaic performance line-up is a newly created un-scored, free-form piece with the ensemble from TURA’s iMprov Program, which will be created during their dedicated rehearsal time with Tippett.

Mujician Mosaic – presented by TURA
Wednesday 7 December 2016, 7.30pm
State Theatre Centre of WA
Studio Underground

Tickets $30 or $20 concession
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Start: Wed December 7 7:30 pm
End: Wed December 7 9:45 pm
Venue: State Theatre Centre of WA
Phone: +61 8 6212 9200
Address:
176 William Street, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000
Cost: 30

Sunday Music @ Fremantle Arts Centre

WAYJO 2016 End of Year Concert

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra present all three big bands for a specially extended three-hour Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre Front Garden, Sunday 27 November from 1.00pm.

This is a terrific opportunity to catch the Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras together in a FREE afternoon of jazz.

Covering a full spectrum of styles from the Duke Ellington era, through to Latin and funk-inspired jazz of the 1960-70s and contemporary work, this is a WAYJO event with something for everyone.

Come along and picnic in the front garden with family and friends, and enjoy an array of refreshments available for purchase from the café, wood-fired pizzeria and bar.

SUNDAY MUSIC
Fremantle Arts Centre, Front Garden
Sunday 27 November, 1.00pm- 4.00pm
Free Event

Start: Sun November 27
End: Sun November 27
Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre
Address:
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, WA, Australia, 6160
Cost: Free

DAN BARNETT & TRICIA EVY

WA YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: DAN BARNET & TRICIA EVY

Dan Barnett

WAYJO Swings with special guests Dan Barnett and Tricia Evy for a night of swing dancing at the Fly By Night.

Pull on your dance shoes for a night of swing dance featuring some of the best big band jazz that Perth has to offer along with the old school new cool vocals of Dan Barnett and Tricia Evy.

Dan Barnett has played with the greats of Australian music, from James Morrison to INXS, Rhonda Birchmore to Paul Kelly, and is a regular on the Festival circuit. Dan will join WAYJO to recreate the dance hall of yesteryear at the Fly By Night in this special event.

Everyone will be on their feet twirling, dipping and jitterbugging all over the place. Dress up and swing on in.

“Dan Barnett is a natural bandleader with the personality and charisma to charm the most demanding of audiences.” Kevin Jones, The Australian & Fine Music

 

TUESDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm
(Doors open at 7.00pm)
The Fly By Night Club
Victoria Hall Building, 179 High Street, Fremantle
$35-$40
Book online

Start: Fri November 4
End: Sat November 5
Venue: Fly By Night Musicians Club
Phone: +61 8 9430 5208
Address:
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179 High Street, Fremantle, WA, Australia, 6160
Cost: 35

JOHANNES LUEBBERS

WA YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: JOHANNES LUEBBERS

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra - Johannes Luebbers

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra is proud to commission multi-award-winning composer and WAYJO alumnus Johannes Luebbers, who has created an exciting contemporary new work for the Wednesday Night Orchestra.

Johannes is a forward thinking, innovative composer having worked with a variety of ensembles from Orchestra Victoria to Decibel, to Shane Warne the Musical, while still leading his own Johannes Luebbers Dectet, composing musical theatre show Melba, and embarking on a musical PhD research project. Tonight’s concert blends Johannes’ musical influences into complex orchestration and sophisticated melodies.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA
Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm
(Doors open at 7.00pm)
The Ellington Jazz Club
191 Beaufort Street, Perth
$7-$15 plus booking fee
Book online

Start: Thu October 27
End: Fri October 28
Venue: The Elligton Jazz Club
Phone: +61 8 9228 1088
Address:
Google Map
191 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000
Cost: 15
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