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.


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

Gemma Farrell - Saxophone

Gemma Farrell Meets WAYJO

Join the MNO & special guest Gemma Farrell in a big band exploration of the Saxophone Family - Sat 30 Jul, 8pm

Taint What You Do

Get your dancing shoes on and join the MNO, WNO & Perth's swing dancing community - Sun 21 Aug, 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.