Act-Belong-Commit Education Program

In line with Government directions on the COVID-19 pandemic, WAYJO cancelled all public activities and rehearsals from 23 March until public gathering restrictions are lifted.

Tickets for all cancelled events will be refunded.

To maintain required physical distancing, WAYJO staff are not in the office at present, but working from home and still available via email.

If you are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we encourage you to take a look at our resources page, including official links such as on how best to avoid infection or spread, plus mental health resources from Beyond Blue.

This is a difficult time for WAYJO, and we would greatly appreciate, if you are able, any donation to help us through the current situation. Please visit for ways in which you can support our work.

We are looking forward to being back with our programs when safe, and hope that you continue to be part of our family of supporters and friends. See you at a WAYJO event as soon as we can!

The Act-Belong-Commit WAYJO Education Program is an important component of WAYJO’s annual program.

WAYJO tailors its events to the needs of its audiences, from young children to high school students and their teachers, and performances and workshops are designed to suit most educational requirements.

WAYJO invites schools to engage with our musicians and leverage their talent and experience to create quality experiences that enrich classroom or private teaching.

And if your school can’t participate, WAYJO has a number of events that students can attend with family to gain a better understanding of jazz performance.

If you or a family member are studying music, check out what WAYJO has to offer!

For more information on our Education program, call WAYJO on (08) 9471 1950 or email

The WAYJO Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.

School Concert-Workshops

WAYJO’s school concerts and workshops are purpose built for high school students to experience big band jazz in a relaxed environment, with experiences designed to bring concepts from the classroom to life.

Featuring guest artists Kristin Berardi (vocals) in May, and Alana Macpherson (saxophone) in September, students and teachers will be given behind the scenes insights into jazz composition and performance. With the opportunity to ask questions of our professional Music Directors, orchestra members and guest artists, these performances are enjoyable and insightful and book out quickly.

Fri 1 May, 3pm – Polka Dots and Moonbeams featuring Kristin Berardi – Vocalist (QLD)
Fri 4 Sep, 3pm – All or Nothing at All featuring Alana Macpherson – Saxophone (Austria)

Please visit our Concert for Schools page for the full details.

Jazz for Juniors – Concerts & School Incursions

Jazz for Juniors Concerts offer 9.30am & 11.00am sessions first Tuesday & Wednesday of the April, July & September School Holidays Downstairs at The Maj – be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Recommended for 7 year olds and younger, Jazz for Juniors runs for approximately 40-minutes, with interactive songs where young children learn about jazz instruments and styles. There’s also approximately 20-minutes after the concert to try some instruments specially designed for little people!

Tue 14 & Wed 15 April, 9.30am & 11.00am
Tue 7 & Wed 8 July, 9.30am & 11.00am
Tue 29 & Wed 30 September, 9.30am & 11.00am

WAYJO also offer Jazz for Juniors Incursion Concerts to early primary school students. Please visit our Jazz for Juniors page for the full details.

Young Women in Jazz

Are you a female identifying instrumentalist aged 14-25 and would like to learn about jazz and improvised music? Presented in association with the Sydney Improvised Music Association, WAYJO run a series of workshops and performances encouraging the exploration and development of skills in jazz and improvisation.

Workshops Saturdays 2 May – 20 June, 2.00pm – 4.30pm at WAAPA- ECU, Mt Lawley. Two workshops will be held with touring artist Kristin Berardi & the legendary Judy Bailey.
Performance Sunday 21 June, 6.00pm at The Ellington Jazz Club
Registrations close Fri 24 April, 5.00pm

Please visit our Young Women in Jazz page.

WAYJO Regional Tour

WAYJO’s Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tours are undoubtedly the highlight of the year for our many of our members. Not only does it give bands the opportunity to hone their performance skills, but the tours allow the time for members to get to know one another and form friendships that can last a lifetime.

Please visit our Regional Tour page for this season’s itinerary.