Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays - be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free - Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com

 

 


Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays - be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free - Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com

 

 


Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays - be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free - Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com

 


Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays – be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free – Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com


Young Women in Jazz 2019

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

This concert is the culmination of 8 weeks of intensive workshops, and we invite you to support these talented young women as they demonstrate their newly acquired skills in a fun and inspirational afternoon of jazz, supported by their mentors, some of Perth’s most inspiring and accomplished Jazz artists.

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.

Registrations for participation in this year’s workshops and concert close Fri 5 Apr 2019 at 11.59pm - wayjo.com/young-women-in-jazz

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.


Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays - be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free - Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com

 


Jazz for Juniors

Jazz for Juniors returns for 2019!

Concerts for the little ones that you can’t get enough of. At sell out after sell out performance, Jazz for Juniors has been providing fun filled concerts for under 7 year olds, introducing them to the concepts of jazz music and the instruments our musicians play.

Best of all, after each concert, everyone gets the chance to try out some of our instruments built for small hands.

Jazz for Juniors runs first Tue & Wed of the school holidays - be sure to book soon for this popular event!

Apr 16-17 | Meet the Jazz Orchestra
Jul 9-10 | A Journey Through Jazz
Oct 1-2 | Dizzy Disney
9.30am & 11.00am sessions
Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

Tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust
$12.50 Adults and children
Free - Under 1 year of age if sitting on a parents lap (Babes in arms policy)

* If you have a child in daycare or primary school, we can now offer shows at these venues too! Let them know private show bookings can be made by emailing admin@wayjo.com


2019 WAYJO Composer Residencies Announced

Now in its 11th year, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence program has annually supported two emerging composers to develop new works for a large jazz ensemble, offering both generous commission fees and artistic mentorship.

This year we had the largest number of entries we’ve ever seen, making the usual difficult decisions even harder. This is a good indication that jazz composition is still alive and well in this country, especially seeing the quality of the submissions.

However, only two composers could be selected to fill the Associate Composer in Residence and the Composer in Residence positions. They were chosen based on their previous work, education, and proposed ideas for the commission.

WAYJO Alumni Joshua Nicholls was successful as the 2019 WAYJO Associate Composer in Residence.

Joshua has a good grasp on orchestration, voicing and arranging craft as well as having an eclectic range of influences and styles he brings into his music.

Scott van Gemert will be the 2019 WAYJO Composer in Residence.

Scott’s skill and craft in writing for big band instrumentation, and respect for the tradition, was displayed in his previous work.

Scott's proposal to push his concepts of form and structure while still acknowledging the jazz tradition promises to deliver us some exceptional new Australian big band music.

We look forward to premiering and recording these young composer's exciting new works at the 2019 King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival - details of which will be announced soon.

For more information about WAYJO’s composer in residence program and commissioning, please visit wayjo.com/education/emerging-composers

 

2019 WAYJO Composer in Residence - Scott van Gemert
2019 WAYJO Associate Composer in Residence - Joshua Nicholls

Contacts:

Justine Thornley
WAYJO Marketing
marketing@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950

Mace Francis
WAYJO Artistic Director
mace.francis@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950


2019 Young Women in Jazz Registrations Open

2019 Young Women in Jazz Registrations Open November 1st

#YoungWomenInJazz

WAYJO is calling for young women aged 14 to 25, interested in playing or studying jazz or improvised music, to take part in workshops to collaborate and learn with fellow female musicians.

Young Women in Jazz is an 8-week series of Saturday workshops, commencing 17 Apr 2019. Conducted in small groups with leading guest artists, educators and WAYJO Alumnae, these workshops build support networks, refine skills and increase performer confidence.

A final public performance, held at the Ellington Jazz Club on Sunday 23 June, will showcase the participants newly acquired skills in a professional jazz venue setting.

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

WAYJO acknowledges program partners SIMA (Sydney Improvised Music Association) as well as St John of God Health Care for their continued support of the program here in Western Australia.

Registrations for the 2019 Young Women in Jazz Program open Thu 1 Nov, 2018 and close Fri 5 Apr, 2019. For more information about the Young Women in Jazz program, or to register, please visit wayjo.com/young-women-in-jazz 

Contacts:

Gemma Farrell
Young Women in Jazz Program Leader & Assistant Music Director (Jul 2018 – Jun 2019)
education@wayjo.com

Justine Thornley
WAYJO Marketing
marketing@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950

 

2018 Participant Testimonials:

"The WAYJO YWIJ program has given me the motivation to improve on my technical and improvisational skills in a welcoming and friendly environment, and to further my interest in this boundless and exciting genre of music." - Mei Lyn, age 20.

"YWIJ has over the years helped to boost my confidence and has developed my ability to rely less on the written music, allowing me to challenge myself." - Lorian, age 14.

"YWIJ is a great program that allowed me to challenge myself whilst playing with a bunch of great people." - Catherine, age 16.

"The first time I walked into this course I was scared, but this is my 5th year and I knew I was walking into a friendly and positive environment, ready to learn. This course has given me so much confidence, playing and personality wise. 10/10 would recommend. Keen for year 6 and new links." - Abbie, age 15.

"The course was approachable and fun for people of all experience levels. It helped me to develop more confidence in improvising." - Dee, age 21.

"YWIJ has broadened my musical knowledge and improved my improvisational skill. 5 stars on tripadvisor." - Sam, age 14.

"During 3 years of the YWIJ workshop I have developed not only my improvisational skills, but I have learnt to challenge myself and work better in an ensemble. YWIJ is such a welcoming and open environment to experiment with new techniques and I have enjoyed every minute." - Stella, age 14.


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.