The Best of WAYJO 2022

The Best of WAYJO 2022

The Best Of 2022 show wraps up the year with all three big bands at the Quarry Amphitheatre. 

A sell out show several years in a row, be sure to book early to hear each band present their favourite works from the annual program. 

After a full year of working together, these bands have never sounded better to farewell some of our players and the year that was.

 

WAYJO thanks Government Partner the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries, Principal Partner North West Shelf Gas, Major Programs Partner Minderoo Foundation, MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra Naming Rights Partner, St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra Naming Rights Partner, and Healthway Act Belong Commit for their continued support.

 

Photograph Josh Wells (2021 WAYJO Quarry Amphitheatre show)

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WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

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

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


WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

Celebrating The Greats – Act Belong Commit Concert

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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Trombone Backbone

The Trombone: Big Band Backbone

Trombones are the backbone of the big band, providing the harmonic foundation, the brassy punch and the guts of the band.

This concert features three of WA’s finest trombonists and WAYJO alumni. Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet and Will Pethick all served in different eras of WAYJO, coming together to showcase the instrument Beethoven once described as “The voice of God” – you be the judge.

Guest artists appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

 

Photograph Josh Wells (2021 WAYJO show)

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

The Trombone: Big Band Backbone – Act Belong Commit Concert
WAYJO NC Pathways Program Training Band and WAYJO St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra
Fri 16 September, 6.30pm
Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef


Trombone Backbone

The Trombone: Big Band Backbone - Act Belong Commit Concert

The WAYJO NC Pathways Program Training Band and WAYJO St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra Featuring Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet and Will Pethick

Trombones are the backbone of the big band, providing the harmonic foundation, the brassy punch and the guts of the band.

This concert features three of WA’s finest trombonists and WAYJO alumni. Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet and Will Pethick all served in different eras of WAYJO, coming together to showcase the instrument Beethoven once described as “The voice of God” – you be the judge.

This 1-hour Act Belong Commit Concert offers students and teachers behind the scenes insights into jazz composition and performance, with ample opportunity to ask questions of our professional Music Directors, orchestra members and guest artists.

Guest artists appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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


Photograph Josh Wells (2021)

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Trombone Backbone

WAYJO Slides into Subiaco with a Trombone Showcase

The WAYJO St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra present a special show featuring one of the big band’s oldest instruments, Saturday 17 September, Subiaco Arts Centre.

The trombone, invented mid 15th century, derives its name comes from the Italian tromba (trumpet) plus the suffix -one (big) – meaning big trumpet. The WAYJO TNO will be joined by three of WA’s finest trombonists, who are also WAYJO alumni. Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet and Will Pethick all served in different eras of WAYJO, coming together for one night only to showcase the instrument.

Jeremy Greig on Trombone

Jeremy Greig is a trombonist, diploma of music co-ordinator and lecturer in Jazz at WAAPA. He has a Bachelor of music from Edith Cowan University and a master of Music from University of Miami. He has lived and performed in the USA and performed with the likes of Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Barry Gibb (Bee Gees), Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, Don Rickles, Wayne Newton, and Wynton Marsalis.

Catherine Noblet on Trombone

Catherine Noblet is an Australian jazz trombonist from Perth. A WAAPA graduate, she has studied and worked as a freelance musician in Perth and the US. She completed her Master of Music at the University of Illinois, studying with legendary trombonist, Jim Pugh. She now resides in Perth as a freelance musician and a regular member of the Mace Francis Orchestra, Straight Ahead Big Band, Amnesiacs, and The Western Australian Jazz Project.

Will Pethick, Trombone

Will Pethick was a member of WAYJO in 2021 who previously studied at the James Morrison Academy in South Australia. Selected to be a part of the Australian National Youth Jazz Orchestra last year, Will performed with Will Vinson in the 2021 Sydney Con Jazz Festival. Now back in Perth, he performs locally with The Western Australian Jazz Project, Perth Symphony Orchestra and more.

Trombones are the backbone of the big band, providing the harmonic foundation, the brassy punch and the guts of the band. Come along and enjoy this ‘sackbut’ showcase – an instrument Beethoven once described as “The voice of God” – you be the judge!

Guest artists appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

WAYJO presents The Trombone: Big Band Backbone
St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra, plus trombonists Jeremy Greig, Catherine Noblet & Will Pethick
Sat 17 September, 7.30pm
Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco
Tickets artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au/wayjo

WAYJO also present a 1-hour Act Belong Commit concert-workshop for schools, Fri 16 September, 6.30pm, at Prendiville Catholic College in Ocean Reef – head to wayjo.com/education/concert-for-schools for details.

Hashtags: #WAYJO2022 #SubiJazz #Trombone

Photography: B&W WAYJO Trombones (2021) & Jeremy Greig by Josh Wells – Catherine Noblet by Deprimo – Will Pethick by WAAPA

Media Contact:
Justine Thornley, WAYJO Marketing
marketing@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950

Trombone Backbone Poster

WAYJO TNO - photo Josh Wells

2022 WAYJO Act Belong Commit TNO Regional Tour

The WAYJO St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra (TNO) head to Albany and York 21-26 September to deliver workshops at several schools, plus two free community concerts.

Directed by Ricki Malet, the band perform jazz, blues and Latin classics. From Basie through to Bossa Nova, and Billie Holiday to Bob Mintzer, let WAYJO's TNO entertain you with all the big band greats from the 1950s through to today.

Come along for free community shows in Albany and also York as part of the 2022 York Festival Jazz Weekend.

Albany Entertainment Centre
Friday 23 September, 7.00pm – free entry only with tickets from artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au/wayjo

York Festival Jazz Weekend @ The Imperial Hotel
Sunday 25 September, 1.00pm – free entry, festival information yorkfestival.com.au

For more information about WAYJO's regional touring program, head to wayjo.com/regional

WAYJO’s Regional Touring program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message.

St John of God HealthCare     

 

Hashtags: #WAYJO2022 #WAYJOregional #ActBelongCommit
Photograph: 2021 WAYJO TNO by Josh Wells

Media Contact:
Justine Thornley, WAYJO Marketing
marketing@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950

WAYJO TNO - photo Josh Wells


Taint What You Do

‘Taint What You Do brings back the charm and splendour of live dance band evenings.

This relaxed Sunday evening show is perfect for dancers of all ages and families to enjoy classic jazz with the WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra, and MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra.

Dress up and step out in style on this amazing wooden floor, along with the local swing dancing community!

 

Photograph Josh Wells

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Gemma Farrell - Saxophone

Gemma Farrell Meets WAYJO - SOLD OUT

WAYJO presents outstanding saxophonist, composer and educator Gemma Farrell at Lyric’s Underground, Saturday July 30th.

Gemma presents her skills as a performer, while sharing the variety and versatility of the saxophone family with audiences.

From the pee-wee soprano to electronic EWI – right through to the sizeable and deep baritone – come enjoy this exciting saxophone showcase in a night of big band jazz.

Gemma appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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Jessica Carlton plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler was an important and unique voice in jazz as a trumpeter and big band composer. His lyrical and unorthodox style of playing has influenced generations of trumpet players and his albums for big band, including Music For Small and Large Ensembles are considered classics.

This concert showcases two significant Wheeler works, A Long Time Ago Suite and The Sweet Time Suite – featuring trumpeter Jessica Carlton.

Jessica has recently moved to Perth after living and studying in Melbourne and New York. A distinct voice in the Australian jazz scene, Carlton’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style is influenced by Wheeler.

Jessica appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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