Calendar of Events

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
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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)
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Start: Sat September 16 7:30 pm
End: Sat September 16 9:30 pm
Venue: The Ellington Jazz Club
Address:
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191 Beaufort St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000

Jazz for Juniors

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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 26 Sep
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 September 26
End: Tue September 26
Venue: His Majesty's Theatre
Address:
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825 Hay St, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000
Cost: 12

WAJYO Signature Series: WAYJO Swings!

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It’s swing time in the Port City!

Fremantle is set to jump and jive as WAYJO delivers a set designed to get your toes tapping, your feet moving and your heart pumping.

The Tuesday Night Orchestra will be lighting up the stage of the Fly By Night Musicians Club while you burn up the dance floor.

Frock up, shine your shoes, and grab a partner for the most fun you can have on two legs.

Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle
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Start: Sat October 7 7:30 pm
End: Sat October 7 9:30 pm
Venue: Fly By Night Musicians Club
Address:
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179 High Street, Fremantle, WA, Australia, 6160

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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