2019 School Concerts and Workshops

As part of our “An American Jazz Story” program in 2019, WAYJO offers four concert-workshops for Schools, Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth – Fridays at 3pm.

Featuring guest artists Mariel Bildsten (Trombone, USA), Dick Oatts (Saxophone, USA) and concerts focused on jazz styles from New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Cuba-Miami, these workshops are an engaging way for students and educators to experience the finest jazz artists visiting Perth and new insights into a variety of styles.

Tickets for staff and students are $12 each for the first concert-workshop, and $10 for every other concert/workshop booked.

Please download the Education Brochure – places at each concert-workshop and concert are limited to 100 places, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

For more information and bookings, please call the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra on 08 9471 1950 or email admin@wayjo.com

2019 WAYJO Concert and Workshop Program

‘Downstairs at The Maj’ from 3pm
His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth 

Fri 3 May – Dixieland Stomp: New Orleans Jazz featuring Mariel Bildsten – Trombone (USA)
WAYJO brings the birthplace of jazz together with the big band sound. Jazz made for dancing, stomping your feet and having a down and dirty good time. That’s what New Orleans jazz is all about. We welcome bandleader and trombonist Mariel Bildsten, direct from the USA, to play and lead the Monday Night Orchestra.

Fri 5 Jul – Jazz with a Touch of Motown: Detroit Jazz
Jazz and Motown were wedded from the beginning, Detroit acting as a hotbed of collaboration and invention in evolving musical styles. The famed Blue Bird Inn played home to jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Elvin Jones while jazz instrumentalists played key roles in the development of the Motown sound.

Fri 2 Aug – Central Park North: New York Jazz featuring Dick Oatts – Saxophone (USA)
A huge influence on countless artists, Dick Oatts brings his recognisable sound to two very special concert-workshops.Leader of the sax section of the famed Vanguard Jazz Orchestra since 1978, he has one of the most recognisable lead alto sounds in jazz history.

Fri 6 Sep – The Afro-Cuban Explosion: Miami Cuban Jazz featuring Steve Richter, Iain Robbie & Adolfo Chavez (Aus)
Hot hot hot. Feel the vibes of samba, bossa nova, and salsa as WAYJO turns the heat up with Afro-Cuban inspired jazz across two sensational nights.


Mariel Bildsten and Dick Oatts appear thanks to funding provided by the United States Government

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