WAYJO Swings - WAAPA Sings!

This huge event sees all three WAYJO bands team up with the WAAPA vocal program to present a show only the Quarry Amphitheatre can handle!

Experience the magic of WAYJO’s big band, coupled with the vocal power of the WAAPA Jazz Choir and WAAPA Gospel Choir, in a spectacular night of jazz and soul not to be missed.


The Modern Masters

Did you know that big band music has continued to evolve and push boundaries from the Golden Age of Swing?

Composers such as Bill Holman, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and Maria Schneider have used big band instrumentation to create some of the most creative and exciting jazz in recent decades.

The Wednesday Night Orchestra will be joined by Perth’s very own modern master on tenor saxophone, Dr Jamie Oehlers (WAYJO member 1987-93).

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

#wayjo2021 #jazzunderground #modernmasters


A Latin Explosion

After our very popular Latin show in 2019, WAYJO return with A Latin Explosion.

Enjoy infectious Latin jazz grooves, pulsing percussion and raucous horns, performed with two of Perth’s most seasoned percussionists Steve Richter and Iain Robbie.

This is a night for dancing. If you love Latin music, but dancing isn’t your thing, you can enjoy all the sights and the sounds from the upper levels!

Steve & Iain appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

#wayjo2021 #rechabitejazz #latinexplosion


The Golden Age of Swing

The 1930s were the Golden Age of Swing and the height of jazz as popular music. The clarinet was the instrument that shot Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Woody Herman into stardom and cemented them into jazz history.

Adrian Galante, Perth’s very own clarinet superstar, performs swing classics like ‘Begin the Beguine’, ‘Flying Home’, and ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ with the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra.

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

#wayjo2021 #jazzatthemaj #goldenageofswing

 

 


Tickets to our popular 1-hour school concerts 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


Young Women in Jazz 2019

WAYJO presents Young Women in Jazz 2021

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra’s pioneering Young Women in Jazz workshops, presented in partnership with the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), are aimed at developing skills and building confidence of young women interested in exploring the world of jazz and improvised music.

Supported by their mentors, some of Perth’s most inspiring and accomplished Jazz artists, this concert is the culmination of 8-weeks intensive workshopping. We invite you to support these talented young women as they demonstrate their newly acquired skills in a fun and inspirational evening of jazz.

Run in Perth since 2014, and developed in 2002 by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and Dr. Sandy Evans OAM, the Young Women in Jazz workshops are specifically designed to inspire young women (aged 14 to 25) to play jazz and pursue a future in music and improvisation.

Young Women in Jazz is presented in association with the Sydney Improvised Music Association and supported by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. WAYJO acknowledges ongoing program partner St John of God Health Care for their continued support.

WAYJO presents Young Women in Jazz 2021
Sun 27 Jun, 6.00pm
The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tickets only from Ellington Jazz Club

#YoungWomenInJazz


Kate Pass: Kohesia & the Far East Suite

Kate Pass has forged a musical style and genre unto itself.

Blending jazz and Persian musical influences, Kate has been able to create something new, refreshing and very exciting.
WAYJO are proud to have commissioned Kate (WAYJO member 2009/10 & 2014), and now work to expand those ideas for the WNO.

We welcome Kate and Kohesia, a unique ensemble drawing upon aspects of the Persian Dastgah system and elements of the Jazz tradition.

Enjoy this very special cross-cultural collaboration in one night not to be missed.

Kate and the Kohesia Ensemble appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation

#wayjo2021 #rechabitejazz #katepasskohesia


Basie & Beyond

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 WAYJO’s alumni composer Alana Macpherson (WAYJO member 2010, 2012-17) on her recent return from Austria.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.

#wayjo2021 #jazzatthemaj #basieandbeyond

 

 


Tickets to our popular 1-hour school concerts 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


Oh, Lady Be Good

** Downstairs at The Maj is a ticketed, seated venue - so advisories permitting, this concert will go ahead. **

** Our Downstairs at The Maj is a ticketed, <1,000 person seated venue - so will be going ahead **

Please remember to wear a mask until 12.01am Saturday 8 May, and check-in to the COVID-19 Contact Register at the venue.

Keep up with all the latest official advisories at the wa.gov.au website.

In the event of any cancelled shows, ticket holders may rest assured refunds will be issued.

Take a Quickstep back into a bygone era of style and glamour! Join Victoria Newton (WAYJO member 1987-89), the WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra plus all three of their band vocalists, for this songful showcase of beloved big band music.

Victoria has serenaded audiences across the world with her style, technique and humour. Now head of jazz voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she’s worked the London jazz scene, collaborated with Acid-Jazz legend the late Ronny Jordan, and supported Terence Blanchard at the Jazz Café with her quartet.

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

#wayjo2021 #jazzatthemaj #ohladybegood


Basie & Beyond | WAYJO Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour 2021

WAYJO are coming to Bunbury BREC, Friday May 7th!

The WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra invites 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 premiere exciting commissions by WAYJO's alumni composer Alana Macpherson on her recent return from Austria.

Due to the year that was 2020, our band members have been retained into 2021. Because of this, our MNO is now a tight knit musical family, performing bigger and better than ever before!

There's something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed. WAYJO have travelled nearly 200km to play before a Bunbury audience for one night only - don't miss out!

WAYJO thanks Healthway Act-Belong-Commit for supporting our Regional Touring program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE community concert, with admission for ticket holders only as numbers are restricted. Head to the BREC Box Office, call 1300 661 272, or visit bunburyentertainment.com

WAYJO Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour presents Basie & Beyond
with the MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra
Fri 7 May, 7.30pm
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)

     

 

#WAYJO2021 #WAYJOregional

** Both South-West Regional Tour shows are at ticketed, seated venues – so advisories permitting, the concerts will go ahead. **

Please remember to wear a mask until 12.01am Saturday 8 May, and check-in to the COVID-19 Contact Register at the venue. We recommend using the SafeWA app if you can for easy check-in.

Keep up with the latest official advisories at the wa.gov.au website.


Basie & Beyond | WAYJO Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour 2021

WAYJO are coming to Margaret River HEART, Wednesday May 5th!

The WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra invites 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 premiere exciting commissions by WAYJO's alumni composer Alana Macpherson on her recent return from Austria.

Due to the year that was 2020, our band members have been retained into 2021. Because of this, our MNO is now a tight knit musical family, performing bigger and better than ever before!

There's something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed. WAYJO have travelled nearly 300km to play before a Margaret River audience for one night only - don't miss out!

WAYJO thanks Healthway Act-Belong-Commit for supporting our Regional Touring program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE community concert, with admission for ticket holders only as numbers are restricted. Head to Margaret River HEART Box Office, call 08 9780 5294, or visit margaretriverheart.com.au

WAYJO Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour presents Basie & Beyond
with the MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra
Wed 5 May, 7.30pm
Margaret River HEART

     

 

#WAYJO2021 #WAYJOregional

** Both South-West Regional Tour shows are at ticketed, seated venues – so advisories permitting, the concerts will go ahead. **

Please remember to wear a mask until Mothers Day (Sunday 8 May), and check-in to the COVID-19 Contact Register at the venue. We recommend using the SafeWA app if you can for easy check-in.

Keep up with the latest official advisories at the wa.gov.au website.