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.


2019 International Jazz Day Concert

Celebrate International Jazz Day at this FREE concert event featuring the next generation of jazz greats from the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and WAAPA.

In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. This year the official international celebration is held in Melbourne.

This event is presented in collaboration with WAYJO, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), the Perth International Jazz Festival and with kind support from the Minderoo Foundation.

WAYJO and WAAPA Celebrate International Jazz Day
State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard
Doors open 5:30pm
Concert 6:30-8:30pm
FREE General Admission

Check out the exciting range of events from around the world, online at jazzday.com

#JazzDay


International Jazz Day 2019

Celebrate International Jazz Day at this FREE concert event featuring the next generation of jazz greats from the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and WAAPA.

In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. This year the official international celebration is held in Melbourne.

This event is presented in collaboration with WAYJO, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), the Perth International Jazz Festival and with kind support from the Minderoo Foundation.

WAYJO & WAAPA Celebrate International Jazz Day
State Theatre Centre Courtyard
Tuesday 30 April, Doors 5:30pm
6:30pm WAAPA
8:30pm WAYJO
FREE General Admission

Check out the exciting range of events from around the world, online at jazzday.com

#JazzDay


Late Jazz at The Maj: Max Wickham Quintet

Maximillian Wickham is a jazz saxophonist and composer studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Drawing inspiration from Australian jazz artists such as Barney McAll, Julien Wilson, Tal Cohen and Andrea Keller, Max aims to create music full of passion, emotion and intensity and seeks to blur the lines between the composed and the improvised.

Max considers his compositions to be a framework for his band members to bring their own personality to his music.

For this performance the Maximillian Wickham Quintet will be:
Maximillian Wickham - Tenor Saxophone
Michael Ellis - Guitar
Tim Voutas - Piano
Alistair Peel - Bass
William Chiew - Drums

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


Jazz at The Maj: The Great American Songbook

WAYJO kicks off 2019 with a toe tapping, joyous concert featuring the songs from The Great American Songbook.

After the sell-out shows Ladies Sing the Blues in 2018, the WAYJO vocalists will bring their talents to tunes made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Billie Holiday, as composed by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Berlin, Porter and more.

The Great American Songbook will be the perfect introduction to the 2019 program, so bring your family and friends along to what will be the first hit show of the year.


WAYJO Stars to Shine Next Month at the Quarry

WAYJO Stars to Shine Next Month at the Quarry

Western Australia’s leading jazz big band – WAYJO – presents a night of jazz under the stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre next month.

They will perform jazz classics by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington plus hits from the 1960 album, The Nutcracker Suite, on 22 and 23 November.

WAYJO General Manager Simon Keen said a night at the Quarry in late November was the perfect way to welcome the summer season.

“Our Jazz Under the Stars program is one of our most popular performances each year and we know that audiences will love hearing some of Duke Ellington’s best work plus classics like ‘Sugar Rum Cherry’ and ‘Dance of the Floreadores’,” he said.

“Two of our popular orchestras – the Monday Night Orchestra and the Tuesday Night Orchestra – will perform Ellington classics, while our Wednesday Night Orchestra will showcase Ellington’s jazz interpretations of The Nutcracker.”

Mr Keen said Jazz Under the Stars would be WAYJO’s 2018 season finale.

“It’s been a big year for WAYJO. We have curated around 100 ticketed performances, with attendance expected to reach over 8,000 across the ticketed program, tremendous growth from the approximately 1,600 who attended our 2016 season.”

WAYJO will also be distributing their 2019 season brochure, launching the program at the concerts.

Tickets to Jazz Under the Stars Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker are available from ticketmaster.com.au


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.

 

Festival Map

Festival Poster


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.

Festival Map

Festival Poster