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

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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Festival Acts

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Anea Duratovic Quintet
Ardent
Bill & Ben
Bunbury SHS Jazz Ensemble
Demon Days
DSUS Afro-Peruvian Group
Fat Sparrow
Five Pillars of Salt
Gemma Farrell Quintet
Greig-Kelly Quintet
Hanna Kim Trio
Helium
Holli Scott and Ben Matthews
Holli Scott and the Rush Hour Circus
Imogen Thomson/Austin Salisbury “Mejadra”
Island Trio
James Sewell Quinte
Jessica Fiocco Sextet
Joshua Cusack 4tet
Joshua Nicholls Plus Seven
Ko-Ko
Kohesia Ensemble
Kristian Borring Trio
Libby Hammer
Localz2000
Love Rats
Marc Osborne Quartet
Matt Smith presents Driftwood
Max 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 with Steve Searle
Singer-Songwriters of Jazz
Split Kick
Sylvia Cornes Duo
Synken
Trio Trio (second album launch)
TRISK
TVQ
VIB3
William Chiew Quartet
WAYJO MNO
WAYJO TNO
WAYJO WNO
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457
457
Anea Duratovic Quintet
Anea Duratovic Quintet
Ardent
Ardent
Bill & Ben
Bill & Ben
Bunbury SHS Jazz Ensemble
Bunbury SHS Jazz Ensemble
Demon Days
Demon Days
DSUS Afro-Peruvian Group
DSUS Afro-Peruvian Group
Fat Sparrow
Fat Sparrow
Five Pillars of Salt
Five Pillars of Salt
Gemma Farrell Quintet
Gemma Farrell Quintet
Greig-Kelly Quintet
Greig-Kelly Quintet
Hanna Kim Trio
Hanna Kim Trio
Helium
Helium
Holli Scott and Ben Matthews
Holli Scott and Ben Matthews
Holli Scott and the Rush Hour Circus
Holli Scott and the Rush Hour Circus
Imogen Thomson/Austin Salisbury “Mejadra”
Imogen Thomson/Austin Salisbury “Mejadra”
Island Trio
Island Trio
James Sewell Quinte
James Sewell Quinte
Jessica Fiocco Sextet
Jessica Fiocco Sextet
Joshua Cusack 4tet
Joshua Cusack 4tet
Joshua Nicholls Plus Seven
Joshua Nicholls Plus Seven
Ko-Ko
Ko-Ko
Kohesia Ensemble
Kohesia Ensemble
Kristian Borring Trio
Kristian Borring Trio
Libby Hammer
Libby Hammer
Localz2000
Localz2000
Love Rats
Love Rats
Marc Osborne Quartet
Marc Osborne Quartet
Matt Smith presents Driftwood
Matt Smith presents Driftwood
Max Wickham Quintet
Max Wickham Quintet
MELVE plays Blue Note
MELVE plays Blue Note
Nueva Salsa Orchestra
Nueva Salsa Orchestra
Oz Big Band
Oz Big Band
Penny King Quartet
Penny King Quartet
Perth Cabaret Collective
Perth Cabaret Collective
Perth, Wind, and Fire
Perth, Wind, and Fire
Phoebus Cartel
Phoebus Cartel
Reece Clark & Friends
Reece Clark & Friends
Ricki Malet Quartet
Ricki Malet Quartet
Russell Holmes Trio
Russell Holmes Trio
Sarah Ramsey Trio
Sarah Ramsey Trio
Sassafras Trio with Steve Searle
Sassafras Trio with Steve Searle
Singer-Songwriters of Jazz
Singer-Songwriters of Jazz
Split Kick
Split Kick
Sylvia Cornes Duo
Sylvia Cornes Duo
Synken
Synken
Trio Trio (second album launch)
Trio Trio (second album launch)
TRISK
TRISK
TVQ
TVQ
VIB3
VIB3
William Chiew Quartet
William Chiew Quartet
WAYJO MNO
WAYJO MNO
WAYJO TNO
WAYJO TNO
WAYJO WNO
WAYJO WNO
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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


Jazz at The Maj: Dixieland Stomp - New Orleans Jazz featuring Mariel Bildsten (USA)

WAYJO brings the birthplace of jazz together with the big band sound. Jazz made for dancing, stomping your feet and having a good time. That’s what New Orleans jazz is all about.

We welcome bandleader and trombonist Mariel Bildsten, direct from the USA, to play and lead the Monday Night Orchestra. Recently seen in Perth with the Evan Sherman Big Band (Perth Festival, 2017), Mariel brings her experience of playing with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more to Downstairs at The Maj.

The sound of New Orleans comes to Perth in May, so pack your dancing shoes and prepare to swing.

Mariel Bildsten appears thanks to funding provided by the United States Government and the Minderoo Foundation


* WAYJO is also offering a Concert-Workshop for schools Fri 3 May, 3pm. Booking is essential, with a maximum of 100 attendees per workshop. Tickets for staff and students are $12 each, then $10 for every additional concert/workshop booked in the year. More information & bookings at wayjo.com/education/concert-for-schools/


WAYJO MNO South West Tour 2019

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) presents big-band jazz in Mandurah and Albany, each for one night only!

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

The MNO bring their recently sold-out Perth show of New Orleans Big Band Jazz to Morning Melodies at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, May 13th. 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.

This 18-piece jazz orchestra, directed by nationally acclaimed trumpeter Ricki Malet, will also visit Albany Entertainment Centre, May 15th.

The MNO play repertoire 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.

Enjoy grooving classic big band classics, performed by one of Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra’s that has been described as one of the country’s cultural gems!

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

MNO Live in Albany
Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre
Free Entry for this community event

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Contacts:

Jess Herbert
WAYJO Office Manager & Tour Coordinator
admin@wayjo.com
+61 8 9471 1950

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


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