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


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.


Young Women in Jazz 2018

2018 Young Women In Jazz

Are you a female musician aged 14 – 25 and would like to learn more about jazz and improvised music?
Perform at the Ellington Jazz Club and work with some of Australia’s leading female jazz professionals?

Then WA Youth Jazz Orchestra wants to hear from you!

With workshops at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), alumnae tutors and the opportunity to perform in a special concert at the Ellington Jazz Club, what more could you want?

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

Run in Perth since 2014, these workshops have seen young women build support networks, refine their skills and increase confidence.

 

Registrations for the 2018 Young Women In Jazz Program are open now, and close midnight Friday 9 March, 2018.

For more information and registrations, head to wayjo.com/education/young-women-in-jazz

 

WAYJO sincerely thank the following organisations for supporting the 2018 Young Women in Jazz Program:

Creative Partnerships AustraliaWAYJO's Women in Jazz 2018 Season is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1


 


WAAPA Young Artists Ensemble

WAAPA Young Artists Ensemble

An exciting collaboration between WAAPA and WAYJO comes to fruition in a special concert featuring some of the finest young players in WA.

The Head of Jazz at WAAPA, Jamie Oehlers, has been working with 6 fantastic young musicians from WAYJO over the past 6 weeks, developing improvisation skills, learning new repertoire and fine tuning their ensemble playing.

The concert will be performed in 'The Edith' - one of just a handful Spiegeltents in the world - designed by historical custodians of the ornate tents, the Klessens family in Belgium (who have been building Spiegeltents since the 1920’s).

Come along to this free event and see how bright the future of jazz in Perth is!

The WAAPA Young Artist Ensemble
Shaniqa Ratnasingam - Soprano Saxophone
Emma Zandi - Tenor Saxophone
James Chapman - Trumpet
James O’Brien - Piano
Blake Weller - Bass
William Chiew - Drums
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Jamie Oehlers - Tenor Saxophone

WAAPA Spiegeltent
Thu 7 Sep, 7.00pm
Edith Cowan University - Mount Lawley Campus
Admission Free

[Image: WAYJO in the Fringeworld Spiegeltent, January 2017]


Young Women In Jazz 2017

Young Women In Jazz 2017 Registrations Open International Women’s Day

The number of female musicians in WAYJO is on the rise.

This year for the first time, half of the WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra is female.

WAYJO Operations Coordinator, Jess Herbert, a WAYJO Alumna and musician says;
“I think we are heading in the right direction. While we appear to be bucking the national trend that suggests female musicians are outnumbered by their male counterparts by four to one* – I think we can all do more to advance and celebrate female artists.”

Marking International Women’s Day, WAYJO announces the return of the Young Women in Jazz Workshop Program in 2017.

WAYJO is calling for young women aged 12 - 25 who are currently performing or studying music and have an interest in jazz and improvised music to register for the workshops to collaborate and learn with other female musicians.

The workshops start on April 29, run over 8 weeks and are conducted in small groups with leading female guest artists, educators and WAYJO Alumnae.

Run in Perth since 2014, these workshops have seen young women build support networks, refine their skills and increase confidence.

Dr Mace Francis, WAYJO Artistic Director states;
“It is very exciting to see the next generation of young female musicians come through this program. It is even more exciting to think that maybe some of them will choose a career in music because of this program and be just like recent WAYJO alumna, Linda Oh, who is currently touring the world as Pat Metheny and Joe Lovano’s bass player.”

West Australian Bass Player & WAYJO Alumni: Linda Oh

A public performance inviting Young Women In Jazz participants, supporters and their tutors will take place later in the year on July 9 at the Ellington Jazz Club.

WAYJO acknowledges program partners SIMA (Sydney Improvised Music Association) as well as St John of God Health Care the Ian Potter Foundation and the McCusker Foundation for supporting the program in Western Australia.

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, based in Maylands comprises three 18-piece big bands that will play over 40 performances in 20 venues throughout Perth and The South West this year.

To learn more about the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Young Women In Jazz Program or to register, visit wayjo.com/education/young-women-in-jazz

*Source: APRA Registered Musicians identified as Female 2015, referenced http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/girls-to-the-front/7223798


Young Women In Jazz

Young Women In Jazz is moving in 2017. We’re responding to feedback from our participants and we’ve decided to bring the program into the first half of the year, so that high school students can avoid the stresses of the workshops clashing with exams.

The program is bearing fruit, with more female members of WAYJO than ever before... a full 50% of our Monday Night Orchestra is now female.

We’re very proud of this program, so keep your eye out for announcement dates of applications and workshop timetables and let any young female musician you may know about this wonderful opportunity.

The Young Women in Jazz program is supported by the McCusker Charitable Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation.