Mission

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra’s purpose is to engage and develop emerging jazz musicians, inspiring them to reach their greatest potential in musicianship and as contributors to society.

Shows

WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

Celebrating The Greats – Act Belong Commit Concert

Join us for our special Act Belong Commit 1-hour schools workshop celebrating Charles Mingus & Count Basie Orchestra - 14 Oct, 1.00pm

WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

Celebrating The Greats: 100th Birthday of Basie Band & Charles Mingus

Join the MNO & TNO in celebrating Charles Mingus & Count Basie Orchestra members 100th birthdays - 14-15 Oct, 7.30pm

The Best of WAYJO 2022

The Best of WAYJO 2022

Three big bands in one huge night at The Quarry to round out WAYJO's 2022 season - Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm

The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) is one of Western Australia’s oldest performing arts companies, building the future of Australian jazz and offering outstanding opportunities for emerging jazz performers and composers.

WAYJO has been at the forefront of forging professional, contemporary big band, ensemble and solo jazz artists since 1983, with an impressive alumni including international jazz luminaries Linda May Han Oh, Dane Alderson, Troy Roberts and Mat Jodrell.