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Celebrating The Greats: 100th Birthday of Basie Band & Charles Mingus

15/10/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

2022 is the 100th birthday celebration of bassist/composer Charles Mingus. 

Several band members from the seminal Count Basie Orchestra lineup of the late 1950s also turn 100. Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Joe Newman, Frank Wess and Ernie Wilkins were all born in 1922, contributing iconic arrangements and solos on some of their most famous recordings.

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Please note – WAYJO also present a 1-hour daytime schools concert-workshop;

Celebrating the Greats – Act Belong Commit Concert
Fri 14 October, 1.00pm
Downstairs at The Maj, Perth


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.