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.

2022 WAYJO Virtual Season Launch


Beats and Pieces: From Latino to Electro

Latino & Electro beats with TNO plus Adolfo Chavez, Marcus Perrozzi & Steve Richter, & WNO plus Zero Emcee & Daniel Chandler - Fri 10 Jun, 7.30pm

2022 Young Women in Jazz Concert

WAYJO's Young Women in Jazz workshop concert - Sun 26 Jun, 6pm. Get in soon as last year sold out!

Jessica Carlton plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler

A distinct voice in the Australian jazz scene, trumpeter Jessica Carlton joins the WNO to perform works by Kenny Wheeler - Fri 8 Jul, 8pm

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.