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Basie & Beyond

11/06/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 12/06/2021 at 7:30 pm

Let WAYJO take you on a bold jazz journey from Basie and into the big band beyond…

Enjoy classic big band repertoire, artfully paired with reinvented contemporary jazz standards, plus the premiere of exciting commissions by Downbeat award-winning composer and arranger Alana Macpherson (WAYJO member 2010, 2012-17) on her recent return from Austria.

Alana’s music is inspired by the composer’s reflections on Australia, composed during several lockdowns in Europe throughout 2020.

There’s something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed!

Alana appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.



Tickets to our popular 1-hour Act Belong Commit Jazz at The Maj for Schools concert-workshops are just $15 (+bf) per student or teacher/parent (receive 1 complimentary ticket per 9 purchased).
To book school shows, please phone Perth Theatre Trust group bookings on 6212 9291, or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Friday 11 June, 3.00pm: Basie and Beyond, A Journey into Jazz
Friday 6 August, 3.00pm: The Golden Age of Swing

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
+61 8 9471 1950


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Downstairs at The Maj
Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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+61 (0)8 6212 9292

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Association Inc.
ABN 75 330 922 427

We acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation as the custodians of the land on which WAYJO is located, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to all Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, and Elders past, present, and their descendants.