Act-Belong-Commit Jazz at The Maj for Schools

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!

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.

WAYJO can also visit your school to provide incursion experiences, workshops and concerts with our musicians and Music Directors.

If you would like to book a private or school group for a Concert Workshop, or have WAYJO visit your school, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra on 08 9471 1950 or

School or private group tickets are $18.00+bf each.
Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
School bookings are to be made directly through Perth Theatre Trust Group Bookings by phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

2020 WAYJO Concert and Workshop Program

Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre
825 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000

3.00pm – 4.00pm (approximately 30min Workshop & 30min Concert)

CANCELLED – Fri 1 May, 3pm – Polka Dots and Moonbeams featuring Kristin Berardi – Vocalist (QLD)
Kristin’s virtuosity, versatility, charisma and creativity are the reasons she is one of the most in demand jazz vocalists in the country. Winner of the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Jazz Vocal Competition, the 2007 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2012 National Jazz Award. This is the rare opportunity to hear Kristin in front of a big band singing her favourite songs and delightful original compositions.

CANCELLED – Fri 4 Sep, 3pm – All or Nothing at All featuring Alana Macpherson – Saxophone (Austria)
WAYJO are proud to welcome home to Perth saxophonist and composer Alana Macpherson, leading the Wednesday Night Orchestra from the front of the band. Her new music draws on influences from her recent composition study in Austria, under WAYJO favourite Ed Partyka, and living in Europe. Alana’s music is powerful, emotional and full of heart. Join us to celebrate the triumphant return of one of WAYJO’s recent success stories.

Kristin & Alana visit us thanks to WAYJO’s 2020 Guest Artist Partner, the Minderoo Foundation


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