WAYJO Swings - WAAPA Sings!

This huge event sees all three WAYJO bands team up with the WAAPA vocal program to present a show only the Quarry Amphitheatre can handle!

Experience the magic of WAYJO’s big band, coupled with the vocal power of the WAAPA Jazz Choir and WAAPA Gospel Choir, in a spectacular night of jazz and soul not to be missed.


The Modern Masters

Did you know that big band music has continued to evolve and push boundaries from the Golden Age of Swing?

Composers such as Bill Holman, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and Maria Schneider have used big band instrumentation to create some of the most creative and exciting jazz in recent decades.

The Wednesday Night Orchestra will be joined by Perth’s very own modern master on tenor saxophone, Dr Jamie Oehlers (WAYJO member 1987-93).

Jamie appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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A Latin Explosion

After our very popular Latin show in 2019, WAYJO return with A Latin Explosion.

Enjoy infectious Latin jazz grooves, pulsing percussion and raucous horns, performed with two of Perth’s most seasoned percussionists Steve Richter and Iain Robbie.

This is a night for dancing. If you love Latin music, but dancing isn’t your thing, you can enjoy all the sights and the sounds from the upper levels!

Steve & Iain appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

#wayjo2021 #rechabitejazz #latinexplosion


The Golden Age of Swing

The 1930s were the Golden Age of Swing and the height of jazz as popular music. The clarinet was the instrument that shot Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Woody Herman into stardom and cemented them into jazz history.

Adrian Galante, Perth’s very own clarinet superstar, performs swing classics like ‘Begin the Beguine’, ‘Flying Home’, and ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ with the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra.

Adrian appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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Tickets to our popular 1-hour school concerts are just $15 (+bf) per student or teacher/parent (receive 1 complimentary ticket per 9 purchased).
To book school shows, please phone Perth Theatre Trust group bookings on 6212 9291, or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Friday 11 June, 3.00pm: Basie and Beyond, A Journey into Jazz
Friday 6 August, 3.00pm: The Golden Age of Swing


Kate Pass: Kohesia & the Far East Suite

Kate Pass has forged a musical style and genre unto itself.

Blending jazz and Persian musical influences, Kate has been able to create something new, refreshing and very exciting.
WAYJO are proud to have commissioned Kate (WAYJO member 2009/10 & 2014), and now work to expand those ideas for the WNO.

We welcome Kate and Kohesia, a unique ensemble drawing upon aspects of the Persian Dastgah system and elements of the Jazz tradition.

Enjoy this very special cross-cultural collaboration in one night not to be missed.

Kate and the Kohesia Ensemble appear thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation

#wayjo2021 #rechabitejazz #katepasskohesia


Basie & Beyond

Let WAYJO take you on a bold jazz journey from Basie and into the big band beyond...

Enjoy classic big band repertoire, artfully paired with reinvented contemporary jazz standards, plus the premiere of exciting commissions by WAYJO’s alumni composer Alana Macpherson (WAYJO member 2010, 2012-17) on her recent return from Austria.There’s something for all contemporary and jazz music fans in this bold big band program that’s simply not to be missed!

Alana appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

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Tickets to our popular 1-hour school concerts are just $15 (+bf) per student or teacher/parent (receive 1 complimentary ticket per 9 purchased).
To book school shows, please phone Perth Theatre Trust group bookings on 6212 9291, or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Friday 11 June, 3.00pm: Basie and Beyond, A Journey into Jazz
Friday 6 August, 3.00pm: The Golden Age of Swing


Oh, Lady Be Good

** Downstairs at The Maj is a ticketed, seated venue - so advisories permitting, this concert will go ahead. **

** Our Downstairs at The Maj is a ticketed, <1,000 person seated venue - so will be going ahead **

Please remember to wear a mask until 12.01am Saturday 8 May, and check-in to the COVID-19 Contact Register at the venue.

Keep up with all the latest official advisories at the wa.gov.au website.

In the event of any cancelled shows, ticket holders may rest assured refunds will be issued.

Take a Quickstep back into a bygone era of style and glamour! Join Victoria Newton (WAYJO member 1987-89), the WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra plus all three of their band vocalists, for this songful showcase of beloved big band music.

Victoria has serenaded audiences across the world with her style, technique and humour. Now head of jazz voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she’s worked the London jazz scene, collaborated with Acid-Jazz legend the late Ronny Jordan, and supported Terence Blanchard at the Jazz Café with her quartet.

Victoria appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

#wayjo2021 #jazzatthemaj #ohladybegood


Make Mother’s Day with Jazz at The Maj – Oh, Lady Be Good!

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) are excited to return to His Majesty’s Theatre for 2021.

Opening a season of three Jazz at The Maj shows for the year, Oh, Lady Be Good makes a songful entrance Downstairs at The Maj 7-8 Mayjust in time for the Mother’s Day weekend.

Take a Quickstep back into a bygone era of style and glamour! Join special guest vocalist Victoria Newton (WAYJO member 1987-89), the WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra plus all three of the big band vocalists, for this showcase of beloved big band vocal repertoire.

Victoria has serenaded audiences across the world with her style, technique and humour. Now head of jazz voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she’s worked the London jazz scene, collaborated with Acid-Jazz legend the late Ronny Jordan, and supported Terence Blanchard at the Jazz Café with her quartet.

Enjoy this show at 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 and revamped Downstairs Bar, with cosy cabaret-style seating, plus fascinating foyer displays from the Museum of Performing Arts Collection.

WAYJO’s last show at The Maj was a sell-out, so best book those tickets soon - and don’t forget to treat Mum too!

You can subscribe & save $10 per adult priced ticket by purchasing all three WAYJO Jazz at The Maj shows in the same transaction; 7-8 May: Oh, Lady Be Good | 11-12 June: Basie & Beyond | 6-7 August: The Golden Age of Swing - head to ptt.wa.gov.au/wayjo

Victoria appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2021 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation.

What people are saying about Victoria;
“A fabulous strong clear voice with a great sense of time and an even greater sense of fun!” - Steve Rubie, 606 Club, London
“Deeply into the music, a real jazz singer” - Brian Blain, Jazz UK
“A jazz singer a cut above the crowd” - John Fordham, The Guardian, UK

Hashtags: #WAYJO2021 #JazzAtTheMaj #OhLadyBeGood

Media Contact:
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WAYJO Marketing
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WAYJO presents Oh Lady Be Good, 7-8 May. Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au/wayjo


WAYJO presents Gemma Farrell Quartet Live at Lyric’s Underground

The Gemma Farrell Quintet was formed when she moved back to Perth in 2013, after six years away. The group had their debut performance for the Perth Jazz Society at the Perth International Jazz Festival in 2015. Launching their debut album in June 2018 'Organised Chaos' - the album featured on RTRFM as the local feature album, and the group nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2018 WAM awards.

The quartet has performed around Perth, at the 2018 and 2019 Perth International Jazz Festival, as well as In The Pines 2019, and the 2019 King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival. 'Organised Chaos' was nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album at the 2019 Australian Jazz Bell Awards and the track 'Be Like Abraham' was nominated for Best Jazz Work of the Year. The group was also nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2019 WAM awards. In November 2019, the group toured Australia, performing at the Sydney Women's International Jazz Festival, Jazz Music Institute Brisbane and the Jazzlab Melbourne.

Enjoy a night of new original material in the lead up to their highly anticipated second album release.

The Gemma Farrell Quartet are:
Gemma Farrell - Saxophones
Sam Hadlow - Trombone
Dan Garner - Guitar
Kate Pass - Bass
Ryan Daunt - Drums

Band Set 6.00pm
Open Jam Session 7.20pm

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WAYJO presents Live @ Lyric’s Underground
, a series of jazz concerts with late jam sessions held first Sunday of the month.

Starting September 2020, ‘Live @ The Underground’ sessions feature a guest act on stage 7.00pm for 1-hour, followed by opportunities for improvising musicians to jam with the band from 8.20pm.

Lyric’s Underground is your newest destination for bohemian jazz vibes in the heart of Maylands - one of Perth’s emerging cultural centres.

Tickets are just $10 at the door.

Head to wayjo.com for more about WAYJO.


Linda May Han Oh - Bass

Linda May Han Oh with the WAYJO WNO - Perth International Jazz Festival 2020

International bass player Linda May Han Oh returns from the US to perform with WAYJO for one night only.

Departing Perth 15 years ago, Linda has toured and performed with the biggest names in jazz, most notably as the current member of the Pat Metheny Quartet.

Linda performs newly commissioned music for the WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra, a band she used to perform in with current musical director Mace Francis. WAYJO is very proud to present this special night of new works, and to be performing with Linda again.

Linda May Han Oh will be performing thanks to WAYJO’s 2020 Guest Artist Partner, the Minderoo Foundation.

Linda May Han Oh
with the WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra, directed by Dr Mace Francis
Sunday 8 Nov, 4.00pm
The Rechabite (Main Hall), Northbridge
Limited tickets only from Moshtix

$27.49 Standard
$22.39 Concession

Receive a 15% discount when purchasing 3 PIJF performances at The Rechabite in one transaction

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