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In a grand finale to the season, WAYJO presents three big bands in one glorious night under the stars in The Best of 2022 at Quarry Amphitheatre, Friday 25 November.

With three big bands presenting all their favourites from the year, tickets represent exceptional value for a fantastic show of diverse jazz to suit everyone’s taste.

These bands have never sounded better after a year of working and touring together. A sell out several years in a row, be sure to book soon!

The Quarry Amphitheatre is one of Perth’s premier outdoor performance venues. Nestled in the tranquil bush setting of Bold Park Reserve, it offers a stunning skyline view. Bring a picnic, choose from the Limestone Cafe menu on the night, or pre-order a picnic hamper, and enjoy a jazz picnic under the stars with friends and family.

Tickets this year are General Admission, so please arrive early for your favourite spot!
Gates 6.30pm
Show 7.30pm

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 Final 2022 Show at Quarry Amphitheatre, 25 November

In a grand finale to their 2022 season, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) presents three big bands in one glorious night under the stars in The Best of 2022 at Quarry Amphitheatre, Friday 25 November.

“The band members have put in their votes for their favourite music that they have played throughout 2022” says WAYJO’s Artistic Director Dr Mace Francis. “They have selected some music from each concert and project including two new pieces commissioned as part of the Composer in Residence program.”

“The Wednesday Night Orchestra’s set will take you through music from the great swingin’ big band era of the 1940 to music composed in July this year!”

With three big bands on stage for one night only, tickets represent exceptional value for a fantastic show of diverse jazz to suit everyone’s taste.

WAYJO’s MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra toured Margaret River and Bunbury in August. “The MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra will be selecting repertoire from their shows, featuring the music of Gemma Farrell, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Mingus. Get ready for an explosive set of big band music from the ever youthful MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra!” – MNO Musical Director Ricki Malet.

The St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra also toured the great Southern September, and present “… everything from Count Basie to Tito Puente and a whole gamut of swinging big-band jazz and funk in between. We always look forward to entertaining you with this performance as the culmination of a year’s worth of work and rehearsals. You might pay for the whole seat, but you will only need the edge!” – TNO Musical Director Marty Pervan.

The Quarry Amphitheatre is one of Perth’s premier outdoor performance venues. Nestled in the tranquil bush setting of Bold Park Reserve, it offers a stunning skyline view. Bring a picnic, choose from the Limestone Cafe menu on the night, or pre-order picnic hampers, and enjoy a jazz picnic under the stars with friends and family.

These bands have never sounded better after a year of working and touring together. A sell out several years in a row, be sure to book early for The Best of WAYJO 2022.

Stay tuned to wayjo.com as WAYJO prepares to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2023.

The Best of WAYJO 2022
MinterEllison Monday, St John of God Health Care Tuesday, & WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestras
Fri 25 November, 7.30pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach
Tickets wayjo.com

 

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.

Photographs of 2021 WAYJO Quarry show by Josh Wells.

Best of WAYJO 2022 Poster

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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WAYJO presents Celebrating The Greats

WAYJO presents a Big Band Celebration of Jazz Greats

2022 is the 100th birthday celebration of legendary bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and WAYJO’s MinterEllison Monday & St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestras are set to celebrate in big band style October 14 & 15, Downstairs at The Maj.

Several band members from the seminal Count Basie Orchestra line-up 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 the band’s most famous recordings.

Come along for a night of classic jazz from not one but TWO big bands at His Majesty’s Theatre glorious downstairs bar, with food and beverage table service available. There are numerous public transport options, and FREE night-time parking from 6.00pm at the City of Perth’s His Majesty’s carpark, entry off Murray Street.

As WAYJO’s second last show for the 2022 season, you’d best get friends and family together and book your favourite table soon.

WAYJO presents Celebrating the Greats: 100th Birthday of Basie Band & Charles Mingus
MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra & St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra
Fri 14 & Sat 15 October, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj, Perth
Tickets artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au/wayjo

WAYJO also presents a 1-hour Act Belong Commit concert-workshop for schools, Fri 14 October, 1.00pm, Downstairs at The Maj – head to wayjo.com/education/concert-for-schools for details.

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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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WAYJO 2021 MNO by Joh Wells

2022 WAYJO Act Belong Commit Regional Tour - Bunbury

The WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra (MNO) is excited to be touring regional WA early August.

Join the MNO on their ‘Big Band Road Trip’ for a night of classic Count Basie and Duke Ellington jazz repertoire, plus exciting contemporary works by WA saxophonist, composer, and 2022 Australian Women in Music Award nominee Gemma Farrell.

There’s something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE community concert, with admission for ticket holders only.

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

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WAYJO 2021 MNO by Joh Wells

2022 WAYJO Act Belong Commit Regional Tour - Margaret River

The WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra (MNO) is excited to be touring regional WA early August.

Join the MNO on their ‘Big Band Road Trip’ for a night of classic Count Basie and Duke Ellington jazz repertoire, plus exciting contemporary works by WA saxophonist, composer, and 2022 Australian Women in Music Award nominee Gemma Farrell.

There’s something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed!

FREE community concert, no tickets required.

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


WAYJO presents 'Taint What You Do

WAYJO presents ‘Taint What You Do

A Swinging Night of Dance Music at The Rechabite

Two of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) bands are heading to The Rechabite Hall Sunday 21 August for a night of big band swing.

The WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra are in fine form, appearing fresh from a sell-out show in July, plus very well received Act Belong Commit Regional Tour appearances in Margaret River and Bunbury early August.

The WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra also return to The Rechabite to perform a swinging set, hailing the charm and splendour that were live dance band evenings of yesteryear.

This relaxed Sunday evening show is perfect for dancers of all ages and abilities, plus families wishing to enjoy classic jazz inspired by the big bands of the 1930s to the 1960s.

Dress up and step out in style on this amazing wooden dance floor, along with the local swing dancing community. Be sure to get your tickets before they swing out the door.

WAYJO presents ‘Taint What You Do
MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra & WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra
Sun 21 August, 7.30pm
The Rechabite, Northbridge
Tickets wayjo.com

WAYJO has chosen to use Humanitix for our 2022 ticketed season.
Humanitix are a registered charity offering 100% of profits from booking fees toward education programs for Young Girls and scholarships for Indigenous Australians.

Hashtags: #WAYJO2022 #RechabiteJazz

Photograph: Josh Wells (Speakeasy 2021)

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

WAYJO22 Taint What You Do Poster

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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