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Celebrating The Greats – Act Belong Commit Concert

14/10/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

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

Students and teachers will be given behind the scenes insights into jazz composition and performance, with ample opportunity to ask questions of our professional Music Directors and orchestra members.

Act Belong Commit Concert Workshop: Celebrating The Greats
WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra

Fri 14 October, 1.00pm

Tickets to our popular 1-hour school concert-workshops are just $15 (+bf) per student or teacher/parent – plus receive 1 complimentary ticket per 9 purchased!

To book school shows, phone group bookings at Arts and Culture Trust on 6212 9291 or email groups@artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au


WAYJO’s Pathways Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message, and our Major Partner Minderoo Foundation

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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.