Afro Cuban Explosion - Geraldton

Feel the vibes of samba, bossa nova, and salsa as WAYJO turns the heat up with Afro-Cuban inspired jazz - in Geraldton for for one night only!

From Dizzy Gillespie’s Manteca, a fan favourite at WAYJO gigs, to music by band leaders and percussionists extraordinaire like Tito Puente, the Afro-Cuban Allstars and Buena Vista Social Club, WAYJO’s Tuesday Night Orchestra, conducted by Marty Pervan, will offer up some serious big band energy that will get you up and dancing.

Don’t miss this exciting FREE community concert, presented by the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, and supported by Healthway Act-Belong-Commit.

WAYJO TNO presents The Afro-Cuban Explosion
Wed 18 Sep, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Queens Park Theatre - Foyer
Community Event, FREE tickets available 3 June from Queens Park Theatre qpt.cgg.wa.gov.au


Late Jazz at The Maj: The Common Nouns

‘The Common Nouns’ play a combination of jazz standards, funk & fusion classics and a collection of their own groove based original compositions. This contemporary jazz quartet cite as their influences Miles Davis, Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy, so you know this late jazz set will be eclectic.

The Common Nouns will feature the following line up;
Felix Lemann - Drums
Harry Walters - Guitar
Jacob Greenmount - Keys
Ashan Weerasooriya - Vocals
Rhyan Lyndon-James - Bass

Entry is FREE with tickets to the Saturday evening Jazz at The Maj: The Afro Cuban Explosion show, or $10 for just this Late show.


Late Jazz at The Maj: Axlotl

Hailing from the Perth Hills, Axolotl is all about having a good time. With groovy influences from Roy Hargrove and Herbie Hancock, and some tasteful sounds from Bill Evans and Duke Ellington, the group blends their inspirations to deliver sounds that pushes this ensemble’s dynamic to its limits.

Matt Knight, Finn Owen, Darcy Maishman, Tim Bewick, and Ben Shelley put their current WAAPA tuition on show through a collation of swing, fusion, and blues. With 5 years of playing together, the group brings their absolute best to the stage and pushes their dynamic to its limits.

Entry is FREE with tickets to the Saturday evening Jazz at The Maj: Central Park North New York - Dick Oatts (USA) show, or $10 for just this Late show.


King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2019

55 Acts, 7 Venues, 3 Nights… 1 Fantastic Festival!

Perth and Western Australia host some of the most outstanding jazz talent in the country. King St Corner Pocket will showcase these exceptional local artists, emerging and established, in a fun filled festival where you don’t have to walk more than 50m to hear a new sound.

Festival performances are 50-60 minutes long, overlapping between 5.30 & 9.00pm each night at different venues in and around King Street, so you can choose your own musical adventure.

The festival will be based at His Majesty’s Theatre (Downstairs at The Maj, Dress Circle Bar & Barre Café), with exciting pop-up venues in the Intercontinental Hotel Perth, Cheeky Sparrow, The Sewing Room & Prince Lane.

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2019
Thu 4 – Sat 6 July, 2019
Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust box offices & online ptt.wa.gov.au

And remember… see more Jazz for less with a Pocket Pass – 10 vouchers to exchange for tickets to your favourite performances – a $25 saving over 10 standard tickets!

Start you adventure at cornerpocket.com.au

2019 LINEUP

WAYJO Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras – PLUS…
457 World Jazz, Anea Duratovic Quintet, Ardent, Bill and Ben, Bunbury SHS Jazz Ensemble, Dan Garner and the 4 Piece Combo, Demon Days, DSUS Afro-Peruvian Group, Fat Sparrow, Five Pillars of Salt, Gemma Farrell Quintet, Hanna Kim Trio, Helium, Holli Scott & Ben Matthews, Holli Scott & the Rush Hour Circus, Imogen Thomson/Austin Salisbury ‘Mejadra’, James Sewell Quintet, Jessica Carlton Sextet, Joshua Cusack 4tet, Joshua Nicholls Plus Seven, Ko-Ko, Kohesia, Kristian Borring Trio, Libby Hammer, Localz2000, Marc Osborne Quartet, Matt Smith presents Driftwood, Maximillian Wickham Quintet, MELVE plays Blue Note, Nueva Salsa Orchestra, Oz Big Band, Penny King Quartet, Perth Cabaret Collective, Perth Wind and Fire, Phoebus Cartel, Reece Clark & Friends, Ricki Malet Quartet, Russell Holmes Trio, Sarah Ramsey Trio, Sassafras Trio plus special guest Steve Searle, Split Kick, Sylvia Cornes Duo, Synken, The Greig-Kelly Quintet with Victoria Newton, The Island Trio, The Love Rats, The Singer Songwriters of Jazz, Trio Trio, TRISK, TVQ, Vib3, William Chiew Quartet.

 

 

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Discover Award Winning Jazz at King Street Corner Pocket

King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival returns to warm the winter city with hot jazz, 4-6 July.

This year’s WAM Song of the Year (SOTY) Award nominees have been announced, with Jazz musician Ben Matthews in the leader’s pack with two nominations in Jazz & World, plus the Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble in the World category.

All Jazz nominees, and many more, can be experienced live at King Street Corner Pocket Festival.

Ben Matthews performs Saturday 6th July with Holli Scott and the Rush Hour Circus at Prince Lane - 6.00pm, in a show transporting you to another age and place, drawing from artists such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone. Holli Scott and Ben Matthewsalso present a curated show of original music and arranged jazz standards at Cheeky Sparrow - 8.30pm.

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group is also a hot festival and SOTY awards favourite. This lively 7-piece perform with guest vocalist Nico Bahamonde, presenting a tribute to the ground-breaking album "Soul of Black Peru" compiled by David Byrne (Talking Heads) at the Sewing Room on Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm. Susnjar also drums at the festival with Perth Wind and Fire, HeliumHolli Scott & the Rush Hour Circus, TRISK, and Kohesia Ensemble.

Piano and drum duo Imogen Thomson / Austin Salisbury present Mejadra, a melting pot of modern Jazz and Afro-Cuban inspired originals at the InterContinental Perth City Centre, Thursday 4th of July, 6.00pm.

Nick Abbey performs on bass in TRISK, an instrumental group influenced by hip-hop, jazz, R&B, pop, and world. TRISK perform in the Barre Café at His Majesty’s Theatre, Thursday 4th July, 5.30pm. Nick also appears with the Anea Duratovic Quintet.

Multi-instrumentalist Tim Newhouse presents Synken (the Danish word for immersion) at the Dress Circle Bar at His Majesty’s Theatre, Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm.

Led by double bassist Kate Pass, Kohesia Ensemble present Kate’s original compositions influenced by her passion for both jazz and Persian music. Explore unusual time structures, microtonal melodies and exotic instruments at Prince Lane Glamour Bar, Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm. You can also catch Kate with Phoebus Cartel and the Perth Cabaret Collective.

2017-18 SOTY Jazz award winner Harry Mitchell also makes festival appearances on keys with The Greig-Kelly Quintet, Helium, Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group, and Trio Trio.

Festival attendees also win big savings using a 10-voucher discount Pocket Pass for $125 - that’s only $12.50 per show, each offering just under an hour of quality, local music.

No matter who the winner is this year, King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival has all Jazz styles covered - head to cornerpocket.com.au for festival info.

Tickets and Pocket Pass vouchers are on sale now at ptt.wa.gov.au


WAYJO Bring Big Band Vegas to The Astor Theatre

WAYJO Bring Big Band Vegas to The Astor Theatre

For one night only, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) present a swinging night of big-band jazz at the Astor Theatre!

Celebrate all that is Vegas with not one but two 18-piece jazz bands, in a superb Art Deco venue that will resonate with the big band sound, Saturday June 1st.

The Rat Pack, Tom Jones, Elvis. Louis Prima... enjoy the swinging sounds of the ultra-lounge performed live on stage by one of Australia’s premiere jazz orchestras, with incredible performers that just happen to be aged 25 or under!

"This year Vegas Baby! will send you back to an era of sophistication and decadence when the music of Sinatra, Ella, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and the Count Basie Orchestra were in their prime.” WAYJO artistic director and Wednesday Night Orchestra’s conductor Mace Francis.

WAYJO are grateful for the support received every year from all of the staff at the Astor Theatre. City of Stirling also supports the event through its Cultural Development fund.

Book now with the password MTLAWLEYfor $5.90 off standard tickets.

Vegas, Baby!
with WAYJO TNO & WNO
Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm
The Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley
Tickets only from astortheatreperth.com


WAYJO MNO Live in Albany

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) present big-band jazz at the Albany Entertainment Centre for one night only!

The Monday Night orchestra bring toe-tapping jazz stylings as part of their 2019 Act-Belong-Commit South West Regional Tour this May.

The 18-piece jazz orchestra, directed by nationally acclaimed trumpeter Ricki Malet, is inspired by the big bands of the 1930s to the 1960s, led by such icons as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

If you're in Albany, come long and enjoy a grooving night of classic big band repertoire, performed by one of Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra’s that has been described as one of the country’s cultural gems!

The WAYJO Education & Touring programs are supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.

WAYJO MNO Live in Albany
Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre
Free Entry for this community event


King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2019 Announced

Perth’s hottest Jazz Festival returns to heat up the City this July

WAYJO’s extraordinary jazz hit of 2018 – the King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival – returns to the city this July.

Boasting 55 shows and more than 200 performers, the festival showcases WA’s top emerging and established jazz musicians from 4-6 July 2019.

City venues include His Majesty’s Theatre, The Sewing Room, the InterContinental Perth City Centre Hotel, Cheeky Sparrow and Prince Lane.

WAYJO General Manger Simon Keen said it was exciting to be staging the second King Street Corner Pocket Festival.

“Last year’s debut festival was a huge success and this year we’ve got more shows plus new venues such as Cheeky Sparrow and Prince Lane,” he said.

“King Street Corner Pocket Festival has something for everyone with big band jazz, intimate duos and trios, and some of the best emerging jazz artists Perth has to offer.

Featured artists include WAYJO’s popular Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras plus fabulous locals such as up and comers Demon Days, Fat Sparrow’s final ever gig, and an album launch from Harry Mitchell’s Trio.

Performances start at 5.30pm, 6pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9pm. The good news is that If you miss the start of a show you can pop in for just $5.”

Tickets are $15 for a full show, with discounted passes to see multiple shows at The Sewing Room and Prince Lane. The Pocket Pass of 10 performance vouchers is available for $125.

Festival performers include the WAYJO Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras – plus;
457 World Jazz, Anea Duratovic Quintet, Ardent, Bill and Ben, Bunbury SHS Jazz Ensemble, Dan Garner and the 4 Piece Combo, Demon Days, DSUS Afro-Peruvian Group, Fat Sparrow, Five Pillars of Salt, Gemma Farrell Quintet, Hanna Kim Trio, Helium, Holli Scott & Ben Matthews, Holli Scott & the Rush Hour Circus, Imogen Thomson/Austin Salisbury ‘Mejadra’, James Sewell Quintet, Jessica Carlton Sextet, Joshua Cusack 4tet, Joshua Nicholls Plus Seven, Ko-Ko, Kohesia, Kristian Borring Trio, Libby Hammer, Localz2000, Marc Osborne Quartet, Matt Smith presents Driftwood, Maximillian Wickham Quintet, MELVE plays Blue Note, Nueva Salsa Orchestra, Oz Big Band, Penny King Quartet, Perth Cabaret Collective, Perth Wind and Fire, Phoebus Cartel, Reece Clark & Friends, Ricki Malet Quartet, Russell Holmes Trio, Sarah Ramsey Trio, Sassafras Trio plus special guest Steve Searle, Split Kick, Sylvia Cornes Duo, Synken, The Greig-Kelly Quintet with Victoria Newton, The Island Trio, The Love Rats, The Singer Songwriters of Jazz, Trio Trio, TRISK, TVQ, Vib3, William Chiew Quartet.

Tickets are on sale now from ptt.wa.gov.au - head to cornerpocket.com.au for more.

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Media Contacts

Tracy Peacock
Publicist
tpmedia@iinet.net.au
+61 (0)410 454 090

Simon Keen
WAYJO General Manager
simon.keen@wayjo.com
+61 (0)407 990 483

Festival Media Links

2019 Act Listing.pdf

Festival Media Downloads


About WAYJO

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) is WA's leading jazz big band and the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia. Each year, we engage about 100 emerging and established artists and perform in front of more than 30,000 people across Western Australia.

New programming has seen WAYJO’s ticketed audiences grow from 1,500 in 2016 to over 8,000 in 2018.

WAYJO is a not-for-profit organisation and has grown from supporting a single 18-piece ensemble to the three orchestras it has today – the Monday Night Orchestra, Tuesday Night Orchestra and the Wednesday Night Orchestra. Since 1983, WAYJO has nurtured outstanding young musicians, aged between 14 and 25 years, through programs designed to develop life skills like commitment, collaboration and self-confidence.

WAYJO alumni have gone on to successful careers in the music industry locally, nationally and internationally, and continue to contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Australian culture.

For more information, including concerts, bookings, workshops and auditions, head to wayjo.com


WAYJO MNO Live in Mandurah

The WAYJO Monday Night orchestra visit Mandurah as part of the 2019 Act-Belong-Commit South West Regional Tour this May.

The MNO bring their recently sold-out Perth ‘New Orleans Big Band Jazz’ to Morning Melodies at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Join WAYJO as their young musicians take you back to the origins of jazz in a concert of fun filled music, which includes a morning tea from 10.00am.

The 18-piece jazz orchestra, directed by nationally acclaimed trumpeter Ricki Malet, is inspired by the big bands of the 1930s to the 1960s, led by such icons as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

WAYJO Act-Belong-Commit South West Regional Tour
MNO Live in Mandurah
Monday 13 May, 11.00 am - 12.00pm | morning tea from 10.00am
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Tickets manpac.com.au


Late Jazz at The Maj: Fresh Provisions

An Exploration into the groovy side of jazz, up and coming Jazz fusion band Fresh Provisions draws influence from the heavy fusion artists of the 80s and 90s such as the Yellowjackets, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea Elektric Band as well as more recent fusion and nu jazz artists such as Kamaal Williams and Void. Catch Fresh Provisions in their debut performance.

This will be Fresh Provisions debut performance featuring;
Sax: Finn Owen
Guitar: Oliver Vonlanthen
Keys: Jacob Greenmount
Bass: Gavin Proude
Drums: Julius Rogers

Entry is FREE with tickets to the Saturday evening Jazz at The Maj: Dixieland Stomp show, or $10 for just this Late show.