WAYJO 2018 Raffle

WAYJO 2018 Raffle

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The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra Association (WAYJO) are holding a raffle to raise funds for a bumper 2019 season!

The WAYJO 2018 Raffle helps keep Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra alive, engaging emerging, early career musicians and composers aged between 14 and 25 (28 in full-time study) in a highly unique year-round program of concerts, workshops, regional tours, plus international exchange programs and scholarships offering unparalleled cultural experiences.

The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (ABN 75 330 922 427) is a not-for profit incorporated association. 52 musicians, 3 orchestras (each with specialist Musical Directors), plus a financially lean ‘micro-team’ of just 3 office staff produce a diverse program of over 100 shows each year.

Help WAYJO end their 35th anniversary year on a high note - raffle tickets are only $5, with prizes totalling just under $2,000!

1st Prize 1x Flight Centre Gift Voucher, valued at $1,000

2nd Prize 1x Overnight Stay for two at the InterContinental Hotel Perth (including breakfast), valued up to $500

3rd Prize 1x WAYJO 2019 Golden Ticket (double pass to all Jazz at The Maj shows in 2019), valued around $400

The WAYJO 2018 Raffle (Permit Number: LS212143218) opens 12.00am, Friday 5th October, 2018 - and closes Midnight Saturday 24th November, 2018. The Raffle will be drawn at 10.00am on Monday 3rd December, 2018. All winners will be notified by telephone and email. The winning ticket numbers will be published on wayjo.com - Wednesday 5th December, 2018.

Tickets are available online, from WAYJO musicians, and at all WAYJO concerts. Head to wayjo.com/raffle for more information, including terms and conditions.


2019 WAYJO Auditions Open

2019 Act-Belong-Commit WAYJO Band Auditions Now Open

Audition applications for participation in 2019 WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) big bands are now open. Musicians interested in performing jazz and improvised music, who will be aged 14-25 (28 if in full-time study) and located in Perth during 2019, are encouraged to apply.

All performer positions are auditioned annually, offering members the opportunity to perform a range of jazz styles at some of Perth's best venues, and travel regionally, nationally and internationally with top band leaders and touring guest artists.

A total of fifty-four places are available within three big bands - the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras - each auditioning for Saxophones (Alto, Tenor & Baritone), Trumpets, Trombones (Tenor & Bass), Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums plus Vocalists.

Auditions are held at WAYJO’s rehearsal studio in Maylands Hall, located close to public transport, with parking available along Eighth Avenue. Approximately 15 minutes in duration, all audition dates and times are allocated on a first come first served basis - so apply early;
Thursday 29 November, 2018 | 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 30 November, 2018 | 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 1 December, 2018 | 9.00am - 6.30pm
Sunday 2 December, 2018 | 9.00am - 6.30pm

Whether aspiring to be a professional jazz musician or composer, WAYJO has something to offer.

2019 WAYJO Audition Applications close 11.59pm, Monday 12 November 2018 - if not filled prior.

Visit wayjo.com/audition for full details - but don’t delay, as WAYJO’s audition places booked out last year!

The WAYJO Education program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message. 

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WAYJO presents Renowned Saxophonist Julian Argüelles, Fri 3 & Sat 4 August

Renowned Saxophonist and Composer’s Australian Premiere

WAYJO presents Julian Argüelles, Fri 3 & Sat 4 August!

Award winning saxophonist & composer Julian Argüelles will premiere his music this August as a guest of WAYJO in Perth. This premier is made possible by WAYJO’s exchange programme with the KUG Jazz institute in Graz, Austria (previous visitors include renowned conductor / composers Ed Partika and pianist Mike Abene).

As a player, Argüelles has been described as a composite of Charles Lloyd and Wayne Shorter. Throw in comparisons to that of Holst, Elgar and Finzi with some moving Spanish folk and grooving South African influences, and you pretty much have the makings of a joyous listening experience suitable for all lovers of music, not just jazz.

Julian Argüelles has appeared on over 120 CDs as a guest and has just released his 15th CD as a leader (Tonadas). Argüelles has built an impressive reputation for his big band writing and arranging in recent years, as well as presenting world-standard small-band post-bop that now spans three decades. Born in Birmingham UK to Anglo Spanish parents, Argüelles has toured and recorded throughout the world with leading musicians and bands such as the NDR and HR Frankfurt big bands in Germany, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra in Denmark, Carla Bley, Hermeto Pascoal, Dave Holland, John Taylor, Loose Tubes, John Scofield & Mike Gibbs and Kenny Wheeler to name a select few.

Julian left the UK in 2015 to take up a Professorship at the KUG Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria where he is already attracting many sax students to study. It is the oldest established jazz course in Europe. He is proud of his Birmingham (UK) roots, and was delighted to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017 for services to music.

WAYJO presents Jazz at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth:
Fri 3 Aug, 3.00pm | School Concert & Workshop with Julian Argüelles - wayjo.com/education/concert-for-schools
Fri 3 Aug, 7:30pm | Jazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles - bit.ly/JulianArguellesWAYJO
Sat 4 Aug, 7:30pm | Jazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles - bit.ly/JulianArguellesWAYJO

More information on Julian at julianarguelles.com

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Julian Argüelles is available for interview while in Perth 31st July to 4th August through his Manager;
Cathie Rae
+43 6641 605 135
rae.cathie@gmail.com

MEDIA: WAYJO's Jazz at The Maj artist images can be accessed online at http://bit.ly/JaTM18
For more information about WAYJO concerts and event, email marketing@wayjo.com

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Enjoy Big Band Jazz in an Historic Jazz Dive, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

Enjoy Big Band Jazz in an Historic Jazz Dive, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter. Choose your own adventure with over 40 shows, boasting 38 acts at 5 venues in a 3-night celebration of Perth jazz.

Revisit the historic Greenwich Club site - now Downstairs at The Maj - nestled beneath Perth’s iconic His Majesty’s Theatre. Escape the hustle and bustle of the CBD to indulge in the relaxed Downstairs Bar atmosphere, with cosy cabaret-style seating to warm your winter’s night.

Downstairs at The Maj is the festival home for big band jazz, presenting 30-40 minute shows by Alana Macpherson and Priscilla Gardiner with Strings, Perth Cabaret Collective, SHOWAYJO (WAYJO Japanese exchange orchestra collaboration) plus WAYJO’s own Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras.

For full festival details, head to cornerpocket.com.au. Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at ptt.wa.gov.au.

Download the full Festival Program here!

King Street Corner Pocket 2018
Downstairs at The Maj Program

Thursday 5 July

WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra

6.00pm & 7.30pm WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra

The WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra launch the Corner Pocket Festival with two concerts packed full of the best big band hits from the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more.

 

Alana Macpherson and Priscilla Gardiner with Strings

9.00pm Alana Macpherson and Priscilla Gardiner with Strings

Alana Macpherson (WAM award nominee 2017) brings her own luscious compositions to life with a top string quartet and the enchanting vocals of Prisicilla Gardiner.

 

Friday 6 July

WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra

6.00pm & 7.30pm WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra

WAYJO’s Tuesday Night Orchestra bring the unexpected to Corner Pocket, with compositions from the top female composers of big band repertoire via Australia and the World. Ellen Kirkwood, Maria Schneider and more will feature across the two performances.

 

SHOWAYJO

9.00pm SHOWAYJO

Leading the way in commissioning new big band music and developing jazz composers, the Wednesday Night Orchestra presents the Debut Collection. Featuring the work of Composer-in-Residence Tim Newhouse and Associate Composer-in-Residence Max Wickham, check out the exciting new pieces by two of Perth’s best up and coming jazz artists.

 

Saturday 7 July

WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra

6.00pm & 7.30pm WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra

Leading the way in commissioning new big band music and developing jazz composers, the Wednesday Night Orchestra presents the Debut Collection. Featuring the work of Composer-in-Residence Tim Newhouse and Associate Composer-in-Residence Max Wickham, check out the exciting new pieces by two of Perth’s best up and coming jazz artists.

 

Perth Cabaret Collective

9.00pm Perth Cabaret Collective

The four-time award winning Perth Cabaret Collective are coming to King Street Corner Pocket. This 10 piece, jazz/cabaret band will transport you to 1920's jazz scene, specialising in everything from the sexy and sultry to the downright dirty. This one-off performance is set to be a highlight of the festival.

 

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5-Star Jazz at InterContinental Perth City Centre, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

5-Star Jazz at InterContinental Perth City Centre, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter. Choose your own adventure with over 40 shows, boasting 38 acts at 5 venues in a 3-night celebration of Perth jazz.

Step into the InterContinental Perth City Centre - a haven where lifestyle meets luxury, sophistication meets culture and moments make memories. Enjoy an eclectic selection of Perth’s Jazz in Gallery Meeting Suite 3, situated on the first floor of this opulent 5-star hotel.

Neighbouring His Majesty’s Theatre, corner Hay and Kings Streets Perth, the InterContinental hosts 9 shows over 3 nights; Josh Cusack Seven Sided Die, Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Velu, Matt Smith 6, Tristan Wills Quartet, Austin Salisbury Quartet, Live Wyre, Human Contact and The Newhouse Collective.

For full festival details, head to cornerpocket.com.au. Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at ptt.wa.gov.au.

Download the full Festival Program here!

King Street Corner Pocket 2018
InterContinental Perth City Centre Program

Thursday 5 July

6.00pm Josh Cusack’s Seven Sided Die

Sometimes dark and a little quirky, composer Joshua Cusack formed this ensemble with the ability to keep the improvisational tradition alive within his own compositions. Consisting of a four-piece horn section supported by a three-piece rhythm section, Seven Sided Die are heavily inspired by the hard bop, post-bop and Avant-guard era. Expect many twists, turns, and rolls of the die.

 

7.30pm Jamie Oehlers Quartet

One of Australia’s leading jazz artists and saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers brings his quartet featuring some of the country’s leading lights for two intimate performances. It’s harder to name the jazz greats that Oehlers hasn’t performed with and this is a unique opportunity to experience the best Australia has to offer as close as you can get.

 

9.00pm Velu

Perth’s newest jazz quartet led by Meg Davidson (saxophone), Velu are set to wow audiences with an engaging set of tunes in the trad jazz tradition. An array of original compositions and reimagined standards await audiences in these thoughtful and charming performances.

 

Friday 6 July

6.00pm Matt Smith 6

Trumpeter and composer Matt Smith has appeared on stage with some of Australia’s leading Jazz and Hip-Hop Musicians; from Vince Jones and Rai Thistlethwayte to Drapht and Mathas. The Matt Smith 6 feature some of the most dedicated young jazz musicians Perth has seen, presenting thoughtful and technically brilliant performances sure to leave audiences wanting more.

 

7.30pm Tristan Wills Quartet

The Tristan Wills Quartet performs the original, heavily energised compositions of Tristan Wills. Influenced by artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Ambrose Akinmusire and Avishai Cohen. The Tristan Wills Quartet has performed at many venues in Perth including the Ellington, Canton bar, Bar sequel and many more. They are excitedly anticipating the performance of new original compositions as well as well known originals.

 

9.00pm Austin Salisbury Quartet

Jazz Giants. Oscar Peterson, Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck are some of the legends responsible for influencing the Austin Salisbury Quartet. Lead by pianist, Austin Salisbury, the ASQ perform an exciting and energetic interpretation of jazz standards from the Cool Jazz era with exuberant finesse and style.

 

Saturday 7 July

6.00pm LiveWyre

Featuring an original blend of cinematic, groove, neo-soul, jazz, ambient and fusion sounds, LiveWyre present an exciting set of music to delight. Blending genres and drawing on the influence of jazz masters like Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi Uehara, and Robert Glasper, LiveWyre will challenge you to rediscover jazz in a new light.

 

7.30pm Human Contact

With melodic horns and an angular yet driving rhythm section, Human Contact look to be the sleeper hit of the Corner Pocket Festival. Lead by Alana Macpherson, Human Contact is free jazz of the finest quality, blending the improvised with the composed in an experience unlike any other you’ll hear this July.

 

9.00pm The Newhouse Collective

The Newhouse Collective is an octet of versatile, multi-tasking musicians, the musicians covering a diverse background of genres and forms, from jazz, classical and music theatre to free improvisation spheres. Film soundtrack-like one second, progressive rock-like the next, the sound always keeps you guessing.

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Enjoy the Pearls of Perth Jazz at Kailis Jewellery, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

Enjoy the Pearls of Perth Jazz at Kailis Jewellery, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter, boasting over 40 shows, with 38 acts in 5 venues over 3 nights.

Kailis Jewellery is an iconic Australian pearl company celebrating their 40th anniversary. Synonymous with the most sought-after Australian South Sea pearls, every pearl is hand-selected based on five natural virtues of lustre, shape, size, colour and surface quality.

Situated 29 King Street in the heart of the city, this classy establishment presents intimate duo/trios with 30-40 minute sets from pearls of the Perth Jazz scene; Sassafras Trio, Jeanie Proude Duo, TT Duo, Sarah Ramsey Trio, Ben Matthews, O’Brien/Cusack/Chiew and Formes Trio.

For full festival details, head to cornerpocket.com.au. Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at ptt.wa.gov.au.

Download the full Festival Program here!

King Street Corner Pocket 2018
Kailis Jewellery Program

Thursday 5 July

6.00pm Sassafras Trio

Perth’s premier gypsy jazz ensemble, Sassafras Trio lead by Pete Jeavons will fire up with toe tapping swing, breakneck gypsy, wistful ballads in a vibrant and engaging night. Sold out seasons at Fringe World 2018 are a testament to the Sassafras Trio’s broad appeal and will be sure to sell fast.

 

7.30pm Jeanie Proude Duo

Originally from a small country town in South Australia, Jeanie Proude can’t wait to share her amalgamation of influences from jazz, folk, contemporary and latin music. Joined by Tim Voutas on piano, Jeanie will transport audiences anywhere between an absolutely swingin’ jazz standard, to a modern jazz interpretation of a popular folk song, or an original of Jeanie’s influenced by her roots in pop music merged with her greatest jazz influences.

 

TT Duo

9.00pm TT Duo

Tim Voutas and Tom Salleo complement each other flawlessly as Tom wields his trombone and Tim tickles the fabled ivories in a combination that blends seamlessly. The TT Duo is an intimate and relaxing musical conversation that blurs the lines of Jazz and Contemporary music, perfect for a relaxed chill out.

 

Friday 6 July

6.00pm Sarah Ramsey Trio

Difficult to spell but easy to swing to, Axolotl bring a repertoire that is eclectic and energetic. With a repertoire covering blues, funk, fusion, calypso and straight ahead swing, this young ensemble are sure to be a fixture in the Perth jazz scene for many years to come, complementing each other’s talents in a way that belies their age. Sure to be a hit of the Festival.

 

7.30pm & 9.00pm Ben Matthews

Exploring the challenges and freedom of freely improvised music, Ben Matthews performs in a unique style that blends genres, drawing equal influence from jazz legends like Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans, and from soundtrack titans like John Williams and Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli).

 

Saturday 7 July

6.00pm O’Brien|Cusack|Chiew

O’Brien|Cusack|Chiew is one of Perth’s most promising young jazz ensembles, featuring three prominent members of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. Performing regularly around the hottest Perth jazz venues, this trio are one to watch as they put the rhythm into classic jazz and rework surprising new arrangements that will stick with audiences for a long time.

 

7.30pm Formes Trio

The Formes Trio explores multiple jazz genres playing classic tunes from the likes of Benny Goodman and Buddy Defranco, to the sounds of West Coast Jazz with Dexter Gordon, and even ventures into the Nuevo tango music made famous by Astor Piazzolla. An eclectic event that will excite as they showcase the multitude possibilities of jazz.

 

9.00pm Sarah Ramsey Trio

Whether fronting an 18-piece big band or accompanied by just a pianist, Sarah Ramsey commands the stage with a warm and inviting presence. Her beautiful, rich vocal approach draws influence from Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell and Sarah Vaughan and is best experienced through her own compositions and her heartfelt interpretations of jazz standards. Sarah will be accompanied by Jeremy Thompson & Austin Salisbury.

 

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King St Corner Pocket: Eclectic Jazz in an Edwardian Baroque Bar, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

Eclectic Jazz in an Edwardian Baroque Bar, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter, boasting over 40 shows, with 38 acts in 5 venues over 3 nights.

The Dress Circle Bar, situated corner King and Hay Streets on the first floor of the historic His Majesty’s Theatre, is a plush, licensed venue and your destination for eclectic jazz in July.

Innovative and diverse jazz sounds, from multi-award winning musicians and rising stars of Perth’s jazz scene, will be presented in 30-40 minute sets by the Laura J Quartet, Will Chiew Quintet, WAAPA Jazz - Thom Freeman Quintet, Axolotl, Chris Musitano Quintet, Atlas State, Riffz 2000, Max Wickham Quintet and MFG.

For full festival details, head to cornerpocket.com.au. Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at ptt.wa.gov.au.

Download the full Festival Program here!

 

King Street Corner Pocket 2018
His Majesty's Theatre, Dress Circle Bar Program

Thursday 5 July

Laura J Quartet

6.00pm Laura J Quartet

A rising artist in the Perth Jazz scene, Laura J makes a name for herself through her versatility and commitment to her art form. With a soulful and rich voice reminiscent of her favourite artists, including the likes of Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, Laura J’s sophisticated style is sure to entice.

 

Will Chiew Quintet

7.30pm Will Chiew Quintet

Drawn to the lyricism of Chet Baker and the eloquence of Roy Hargrove, William Chiew’s compositions aim to narrate stories of adventure: joy and sorrow, struggle and triumph. The quintet is a platform for conversation – the music an extension of communication. On his way to becoming an absolute super-star on the drum-kit, William Chiew is one to watch.

 

Thom Freeman Quintet

9.00pm WAAPA Jazz - Thom Freeman Quintet

Spending the last four years honing his playing and song writing under some of the best mentors Australia’s jazz community has to offer, Thom Freeman brings his quintet to Corner Pocket. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements influenced by the styles of Arron Parks, Wayne Shorter and Ben Wendel, get in on the ground floor of one of Perth’s most exciting new talents.

Friday 6 July

Axolotl

6.00pm Axolotl

Difficult to spell but easy to swing to, Axolotl bring a repertoire that is eclectic and energetic. With a repertoire covering blues, funk, fusion, calypso and straight ahead swing, this young ensemble are sure to be a fixture in the Perth jazz scene for many years to come, complementing each other’s talents in a way that belies their age. Sure to be a hit of the Festival.

 

Chris Mustitano Quintet

7.30pm Chris Mustitano Quintet

Local Perth trumpet player and musician Chris Musitano, fresh from graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts, brings his quintet to Corner Pocket. Featuring Musitano’s original compositions, new music, and arrangements influenced by artists such as Christian Scott, Jacob Collier and Bon Iver.

 

Atlas State

9.00pm Atlas State

Combining an eclectic mix of rock, blues, funk and jazz, Atlas State are emerging as an audience favourite, captivating with the group’s unique approach to performing. Atlas State acts a vessel for the band members to explore new and original sounds as this six piece emerge into Perth’s thriving live music scene.

 

Saturday 7 July

Riffz 2000

6.00pm Riffz 2000

Live instant remixes of classic tunes. Riffz 2000 are Harry Mitchell, Harry Winton and Ben Vanderwal, and will rock your evening as they improvise organically around your very eyes and ears with sample riffs from the likes of INXS, Bob Marley, Nirvana or Michael Jackson. Part beats, part memory jogger – all head nodding, all fun.

 

Max Wickham Quintet

7.30pm Max Wickham Quintet

WAYJO Associate Composer-in-Residence and saxophonist, Max Wickham draws his inspiration from John Coltrane’s classic quartet of the 1960’s, Keith Jarrett’s standards trio and the works of modern jazz artists. Max’s aim to create music full of passion, emotion and intensity allows each members of the quintet to contribute their own personality to his work.

 

MFG

9.00pm MFG

MFG is the musical collaboration of guitarist Nico Maas, saxophonist Gemma Farrell, and pianist Thomas Goralski. The name MFG acts as an abbreviation for their surnames, as well as the German greeting, Mit freundlichen Grüßen (with friendly greetings). A rare Perth performance as part of their 2018 Australian tour after recording their third album, the funk jazz of this stellar ensemble is not to be missed.

 

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King St Corner Pocket: The Sewing Room Jazz Party, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

It’s a Jazz Party at The Sewing Room, 5-7 July!

King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter, boasting over 40 shows, with 38 acts in 5 venues over 3 nights.

The Sewing Room, situated downtown in Perth’s funky Wolf Lane, will be your party destination - offering up Nueva Salsa Orchestra, Brass Party, Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group, Pete Jeavons Quintet, plus Hornography, WAAPA Phat Funk Band, and DJ Mama Cass for the Closing Night Party.

These jazz acts serve up tasty 30-40 minute sets that will have you dancing to funk, world jazz - and some of the newest, innovative beats the scene has to offer.

For full festival details, head to cornerpocket.com.au. Tickets & discount Pocket Passes are available exclusively from your nearest Perth Theatre Trust box office, or online at ptt.wa.gov.auPlease Note: The Sewing Room is an 18+ Venue.

Download the full Festival Program here!


King Street Corner Pocket 2018
The Sewing Room Program

Thursday 5 July

Nueva Salsa Orchestra

7.30pm Nueva Salsa Orchestra

With a reputation as the hottest Cuban and New Yorkan salsa band this side of Latin America, the Nueva Salsa Orchestra will get the Sewing Room jumping. With a repertoire consisting of high energy salsas, mambos, bombas and cha chas, the NSO are guaranteed to have you moving your body to the infectious rhythms of their fabulous percussion section, sparkling horns, extraordinary piano and bass grooves, and the sublime vocal stylings of Adolfo Chavez.

Brass Party

9.00pm Brass Party

A raucous brass band run by Matt Smith, Chris Musitano & James Sewell, Brass Party will get you shaking and moving like nothing else. Expect filthy funk, outrageous horns and face melting guitar solos. Ain't no party like a Brass Party!

Friday 6 July

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

7.30pm Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

An award winning 7-piece ensemble lead by Daniel Susnjar, this band will present a performance of original compositions influenced by Afro-Peruvian rhythms and fresh, unique arrangements of Peruvian folk songs.

Pete Jeavons Quintet

9.00pm Pete Jeavons Quintet

Drawing inspiration from modern and modal jazz, bop and at times ambient music, funk and the avant-garde, Pete Jeavons brings his quintet to the stage in a joyous event. The cream of Perth jazz players will bless the stage, performing some of Jeavons’ original compositions and new arrangements of some classic and lesser known jazz standards.

Saturday 7 July

Hornography

9.00pm Closing Night Party with Hornography

Get on your feet and pull your dancing shoes on. King Street Corner Pocket’s Closing Night is full of party vibes with huge live music running deep into the night. The WAAPA Phat Funk band will kick the night off, featuring soul favourites, big vocals and funk with a capital F. Then the heat turns up, with Hornography pumping the brass up to 11 and exploding with the best horn section going around. Throughout the night, DJ Mama Cass will be spinning the decks with soul/funk sounds to keep the vibe going as Corner Pocket goes out with a bang!

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WAYJO 2018-19 Assistant Music Director

Proudly supported by the Simon Lee Foundation, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) Assistant Music Director program offers a mentoring traineeship for a young and emerging musical director who is a recent WAYJO graduate.

The program offers the opportunity to develop skills in conducting a large orchestral band, programming repertoire for an 18-piece big band, and developing the leadership skills required to inspire and enhance the skills and experience of band members.

By offering artistic and industry expertise and world-class rehearsal and performance opportunities, WAYJO provides a framework for emerging jazz musicians and composers to become successful professionals.

WAYJO have opened applications for this position to fill July 2018 to June 2019. Applications close Friday 4 May 2018, 9.00AM AWST.

Head to our Assistant Musical Director page for details and application form.


WAYJO 2018 Composer In Residence

We are proud to announce the participants of our annual Composer in Residence program.

Congratulations to our 2018 Composer in Residence, Tim Newhouse (pictured left) and Associate Composer in Residence, Max Wickham (pictured right).

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra offers young jazz composers exciting paid opportunities to develop new works and enhance their writing and conducting skills.

Through this unique program, WAYJO and Artistic Director Mace Francis support two emerging composers to develop new works for large jazz ensemble, offering both generous commissions and artistic mentorship.

The Composer in Residence will compose three new works (2 works for Assistant Composer in Residence), each of between six and eight minutes duration, for the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Wednesday Night Orchestra.

While the full line-up will be announced in the coming weeks, you will be able to hear these new works performed as part of our King Street Corner Pocket Festival on July 7.