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September 2022

The Trombone: Big Band Backbone

17/09/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road
Subiaco, WA 6008 Australia
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Trombone Backbone

Join the TNO plus special guests Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet & Will Pethick in a big band exploration of the Trombone - Sat 17 Sep, 7.30pm

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2022 WAYJO Act Belong Commit Regional Tour – Albany

23/09/2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Toll Place
Albany, WA 6330 Australia
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Free
WAYJO TNO - photo Josh Wells

Join the TNO at the Albany Entertainment Centre for a FREE ticketed community concert - Fri 23 Sep, 7pm

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2022 WAYJO Act Belong Commit Regional Tour – York

25/09/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Imperial Hotel, York, The Imperial Hotel, 83 Avon Terrace
York, WA 6302 Australia
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Free
WAYJO TNO - photo Josh Wells

Join the TNO at the York Festival for a FREE community concert - Sun 25 Sep, 1pm

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October 2022

Celebrating The Greats – Act Belong Commit Concert

14/10/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downstairs at The Maj, Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

Join us for our special Act Belong Commit 1-hour schools workshop celebrating Charles Mingus & Count Basie Orchestra - 14 Oct, 1.00pm

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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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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 15/10/2022

Downstairs at The Maj, Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

Join the MNO & TNO in celebrating Charles Mingus & Count Basie Orchestra members 100th birthdays - 14-15 Oct, 7.30pm

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November 2022

Perth International Jazz Festival 2022

05/11/2022, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Forrest Place, Forrest Place
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Forrest Place Stage, Perth CBD

WAYJO play the music of Emiliano Sampaio (Brazil) in a Free concert for PIJF, Sat 5 Nov, 12.00pm

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The Best of WAYJO 2022 – SELLING FAST

25/11/2022, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, Quarry Amphitheatre, 1 Waldron Drive
City Beach, WA 6015 Australia
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The Best of WAYJO 2022 is selling fast - book soon!

Three big bands in one huge night at The Quarry to round out WAYJO's 2022 season - Fri 25 Nov, 7.30pm

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December 2022

Happy Holidays from WAYJO

16/12/2022 - 08/01/2023
WAYJO Seasons Greetings 2022

WAYJO closes Friday 16 December, reopening Monday 9 January, 2023. Here are some tips to jazz up the holidays!

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March 2023

WAYJO’s 40th Anniversary Season Launch Block Party

05/03/2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lyric Lane, 22 Lyric Lane
Maylands, WA 6051 Australia
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WAYJO is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, and we’re throwing a free Season Launch Block Party to get the festivities started!

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The Groove Merchants: Tessie Overmyer Plays Thad Jones

31/03/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fishtrap Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 9 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, WA Australia
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$15 – $25

The Groove Merchants: Tessie Overmyer plays Thad Jones with WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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April 2023

The Groove Merchants: Tessie Overmyer Plays Thad Jones

01/04/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downstairs at The Maj, Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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$20

The Groove Merchants: Tessie Overmyer plays Thad Jones with WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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May 2023

WAYJO’s 40th Anniversary Weekend

27/05/2023, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Friday 26 May & Saturday 27 May
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, 178 William St
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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WAYJO’s takes over the Studio Underground and its foyer at the State Theatre Centre of WA for a festival weekend to celebrate its 40th year.

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June 2023

Mambolicious: Jodrell Screams Puente

30/06/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Margaret River HEART, Margaret River HEART, 47 Wallcliffe Road
Margaret River, WA 6285 Australia
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$15 – $25

Mambolicious: Jodrell Screams Puente features Mat Jodrell with WAYJO performing the music of seminal Latin big band leader Tito Puente, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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July 2023

Mambolicious: Jodrell Screams Puente

01/07/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Milk Bar, Rear/981 Beaufort St
Inglewood, WA 6052
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$20 – $30

Mambolicious: Jodrell Screams Puente features Mat Jodrell with WAYJO performing the music of seminal Latin big band leader Tito Puente, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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Progressions

02/07/2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyric’s Underground, Lyric’s Underground, 177 Guildford Road
Maylands, WA 6051 Australia
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$15 – $25
Young Women in Jazz Concert (2022)

WAYJO’s Pathways Program, Progressions, for female identifying and non-binary instrumentalists encompassing workshops focused on jazz and improvisation, takes to the stage.

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September 2023

Don’t Get Around Much Any More: David Theak Meets WAYJO

14/09/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fishtrap Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 9 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, WA Australia
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$15 – $25

Don’t Get Around Much Any More: David Theak Meets WAYJO is saxophonist David Theak with WAYJO performing music for the classic big band featuring the tenor saxophone - Basie, Jones, Holman, and Ellington.

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Swingin’ at St Stephen’s

15/09/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Stephen’s School Theatre, 100 Doveridge Dr
Duncraig, WA 6023
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Don’t Get Around Much Any More: David Theak Meets WAYJO is saxophonist David Theak with WAYJO performing music for the classic big band featuring the tenor saxophone - Basie, Jones, Holman, and Ellington.

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Don’t Get Around Much Any More: David Theak Meets WAYJO

16/09/2023, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downstairs at The Maj, Downstairs at The Maj, 825 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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$20 – $40

Don’t Get Around Much Any More: David Theak Meets WAYJO is saxophonist David Theak with WAYJO performing music for the classic big band featuring the tenor saxophone - Basie, Jones, Holman, and Ellington.

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October 2023

WAYJO presents: Jazz Through The Ages

13/10/2023, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yagan Square, Cnr Wellington St & William St
Perth, WA 6000
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Free

The Ellington Jazz Club are at it again - second year in a row. They are delighted to be hosting…

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WAYJO NC plays The Ellington

29/10/2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ellington Jazz Club, The Ellington Jazz Club, 191 Beaufort Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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$15 – $25

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Northern Corridor Band assists in the development of young musicians who have an interest in playing big band jazz. This ensemble focuses on the growth of its members through developing deeper musical understanding, leadership, and camaraderie.

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November 2023

WAYJO @ Jazz Picnic in the Park

05/11/2023, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hyde Park, Vincent St & William St
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Free

Our Northern Corridor Band and SHOWAYJO - a collaboration between musicians from WAYJO and the Showa University of Music in…

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WAYJO’s Best of 2023

18/11/2023, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, Quarry Amphitheatre, 1 Waldron Drive
City Beach, WA 6015 Australia
$20 – $110

The final performance of WAYJO’s 40th year, WAYJO’s Best of 2023, is an opportunity to showcase all three orchestras and their favourite repertoire of 2023.

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Stompin’ at the Rise – POSTPONED DUE TO THE WEATHER

25/11/2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Rise Amphitheatre, The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue
Maylands, WA 6051 Australia
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Free

Our Stompin’ at The RISE performance, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 November, has been postponed due…

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December 2023

Homecoming: A Celebration of WA Jazz History [SOLD-OUT]

09/12/2023, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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$15

Celebrate 50 years of the Perth Jazz Society (PJS) and 40 years of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) with this one-off concert and heritage event celebrating the history of West Australian jazz.

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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.

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