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.

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.

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