A Summer Wonderland

Let WAYJO take you into a Summer Wonderland, as we Deck the Rechabite Hall in the sounds of a swinging jazzmas.

This not so Silent Night will bring you Duke Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker and some brandy infused Christmas carols.

Join the WAYJO Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras in a fun ending to this crazy year. Come party with WAYJO-HO-HO!

Consider booking your end of year function on this night – email functions@therechabite.com.au for details!

 

WAYJO presents A Summer Wonderland
with the Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras
Sat 12 Dec, 7.30pm
The Rechabite (Main Hall), Northbridge
Limited tickets only through Moshtix

$27.49 Adult
$22.39 Student/Concession

Buy Tickets

Jazz Under the Stars 2020

WAYJO returns to the beautiful Quarry Amphitheatre to celebrate the joy of live jazz under the vast WA sky.

Treat yourself to three big bands, showcasing all their favourite repertoire from classic big band jazz through to newly commissioned works from Australian composers Andrew Murray, Mace Francis, and WAYJO’s 2020 composer in residence Des Cannings.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a feast of jazz new and old, under the stars for one night only!

WAYJO presents Jazz Under the Stars
with the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night, plus Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras
Fri 27 Nov, 7.30pm
The Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach
Limited Tickets only from Trybooking

$55.00 Standard
$45.00 Pensioner
$50.00 Seniors
$15.00 Child (Under 15)
$25.00 Student
$125.00 Family (Good for 4)

Buy Tickets

2019 WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra

WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra - Perth International Jazz Festival 2020

The WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra join the 2020 Perth International Jazz Festival with a free community concert of jazz classics at the glorious Hyde Park in Perth.

Bring a picnic and enjoy an outdoor concert by these rising stars of jazz!

WAYJO TNO Musical Director: Marty Pervan
Alto Saxophones: Holly Forster, James Calvert
Tenor Saxophones: Tim Andrews, Camryn Thomason
Baritone Saxophone: Owen Rossiter
Trumpets: Blake Armstrong, Brendan Arbuckle, Henry van den Wall Bake, Harry Falloon
Trombones: Dan Kirk, Halle Mitchell, William Barrett
Bass Trombone: Frederick Johnston-Horstman
Guitar: Sam Forster
Piano: Bob Tweedie
Bass: Gwyneth Gardiner
Drums: Felix Lemann
Vocals: Jordan Boase

Hyde Park, Sunday 8 Nov, 4.00pm
Free Community Event


A Night of Jazz Royalty: Swingin’ with The Count & The Duke - SOLD OUT

SORRY, SOLD OUT 9TH SEP!

Throughout jazz history a handful of musicians claimed their kingdom. Masters of their domain, this jazz royalty changed music forever. All hail the jazz!

King Oliver presided over New Orleans in the early 1900s. The Duke and The Count developed big band music into the sound we hear today. Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, ruled with an iron clarinet over the 1930s, while Ella Fitzgerald was crowned the Queen of Jazz with a career spanning six decades.

As humble subjects, the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra & Tuesday Night Orchestra pay their respects, presenting the very best from all these artists. Come along and hear why these artists are still considered Jazz Royalty.

A Night of Jazz Royalty: Swingin’ with The Count & The Duke
with the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra, plus Tuesday Night Orchestra
Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj, His Majesty’s Theatre Perth
Limited tickets only from Perth Theatre Trust

$40.00 A Reserve
$35.00 Concession (Full time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, juniors aged 16 years or under)

Buy Tickets

WAYJO presents Jazz New and Old Under the Stars

Mining fresh new Australian jazz at The Quarry

Perth’s own WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) return to the beautiful Quarry Amphitheatre with Jazz Under the Stars, Friday 27 November from 7.30pm.

Jazz Under the Stars showcases classic big band jazz, right through to new Australian offerings by Andrew Murray, Mace Francis, and WAYJO’s 2020 Composer in Residence Des Cannings.

In a year mired by venue closures and physical isolation from March, WAYJO re-emerged with group rehearsals in July, and continued producing new Australian jazz works through its 13th annual Composer in Residence program.

Fresh from two sell-out shows at His Majesty’s Theatre, Ricki Malet leads the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra, who give big band classics from the 1930s to the 60s an all new energy.

The Tuesday Night Orchestra, led by Marty Pervan, received a glowing review of their first Lyric Lane show in September. This band presents an upbeat selection of jazz, blues and Latin classics to get toes tapping.

Mace Francis introduces brave new works with the Wednesday Night Orchestra. Originally scheduled to premiere at the King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival, which was cancelled due to the pandemic, WAYJO’s 2020 composer in Residence commission now premieres for audiences under the stars.

Whether a jazz-head or new to the genre, experience something for just about any taste at Jazz Under the Stars. Bring a picnic and enjoy a feast of jazz new and old, with three big bands on stage for one night only.

Head to wayjo.com/whats-on for WAYJO's events calendar and bookings. Don’t delay, as tickets are still limited.

 

WAYJO presents Jazz Under the Stars 2020 - Fri 27 Nov, 2020
Poster Photograph Rick Mason (Jazz Under the Stars 2019), Design Justine Thornley.

 


CANCELLED - A Golden Era of Jazz on Film - Toshi Clinch

PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19 restrictions, WAYJO sadly announce cancellation of this show.

Ticket holders for the show will receive a full refund from Perth Theatre Trust.
If you can, please consider a ticket refund or other donation to WAYJO at wayjo.com/support

Full statement: wayjo.com/covid-19-concert-cancellations

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to see you at another WAYJO performance in the near future.

 

The great Hollywood era of the 1950’s and 1960’s gave us some of the most memorable movie themes and soundtracks by the biggest names in music.

Melbourne composer and bassist Toshi Clinch has reimagined works by Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin, Henry Mancini, John Williams and more.

For a night that will take you back to a time when Netflix wasn’t a thing and chillin’ was something you would do to your martini glass before serving.

Toshi visits us from Melbourne thanks to WAYJO’s 2020 Guest Artist Partner, the Minderoo Foundation
Photograph of Toshi by Sam Meakin

WAYJO presents A Golden Era of Jazz on Film
featuring bassist Toshi Clinch and WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra, plus WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra
Fri 2 October, 7.30pm & Sat 3 October, 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets from Perth Theatre Trust


Isolation Emancipation: Songs of Isolation & Freedom

The pandemic has seen months of isolated practicing and lost performance opportunities for musicians around the globe. WAYJO is excited to finally present this concert, working on themes of isolation and freedom that musically express what many have been feeling since March.

Songs like Thad Jones’ Ah-That’s Freedom and Jim McNeely’s Desperate Times will be matched with A Night In (Tunisia) and Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.

Come and celebrate how lucky we are in WA, and once again experience the joy of live big band music with the WAYJO Tuesday and Wednesday Night orchestras.

WAYJO presents Isolation Emancipation: Songs of Isolation & Freedom
Thu 17 Sep, 7.30pm
Lyric’s Underground, Maylands
Tickets on sale Mon 17 Aug from Oztix

Buy Tickets

WAYJO Holds a Royal Flush of Sellout Shows

In a time where pandemic shutdowns are causing the blues, jazz seems to reign supreme with Perth ticket buyers.

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) sold out not one but two shows at His Majesty’s Theatre in just 17 days. This will be the second big band show presented by the orchestra since pandemic venue restrictions were lifted in WA.

A Night of Jazz Royalty takes a stroll through the kingdom of jazz, with two big bands presenting works by the finest names in the genre. King Oliver presided over New Orleans in the early 1900s. The Duke and The Count developed big band music into the sound we hear today. Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, ruled with an iron clarinet over the 1930s, while Ella Fitzgerald was crowned the Queen of Jazz with a career spanning six decades.

WAYJO’s MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra & Tuesday Night Orchestras will pay their respects to Jazz Royalty before sold out crowds Friday 23 & Saturday 24 October. Formerly the historic Perth jazz venue known as the Greenwich Club, Downstairs at The Maj has recently undergone renovations, making it a special way to experience the big band sound.

Ricki Malet, Musical Director of the WAYJO MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra, is thrilled this band have the opportunity to debut before full audiences; “It’s so great that we could salvage some performances out of the year. The band have worked really hard over lockdown and since rehearsals started back at the end of July. We’re really excited to be able to showcase them at this amazing venue.”

If you missed out on this show, WAYJO’s Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras hit the stage Thursday 17 September with Isolation Emancipation: Songs of Isolation & Freedom at Lyric’s Underground in Maylands. Tickets are on sale through Oztix, and anticipated to sell out soon.

WAYJO are also hosting the Live @ The Underground Sunday Sessions at the venue, featuring a guest jazz ensemble followed by an open jazz jam. The sessions run first Sunday of the month until December.

For more on WAYJO and what’s on, head to wayjo.com/season just don’t wait too long to book your next tickets!

 

WAYJO presents Isolation Emancipation - Thu 17 Sep, 2020
Poster Photograph Josh Wells (Vegas Baby 2019), Design Justine Thornley.

 


WAYJO Goes Underground

WAYJO Goes Underground – New Concert Series with Open Jam to hit Lyric’s Underground

Introducing WAYJO Live @ Lyric’s Underground, a series of jazz concerts followed by a jam session held first Sunday of the month at Lyric’s Underground – a stone’s throw from 8th Avenue and Maylands train station.

Starting September, ‘Live @ The Underground’ Sunday sessions feature a guest act on stage 7.00pm for 1-hour, followed by an open jam led by the band from 8.20pm.

Combining concert and open jam session offers much needed opportunities for live performance, while encouraging up-coming musicians to learn more about jazz, and form new connections through the art of musical improvisation.


The Love Rats

Sunday 6 September – The Love Rats create an inspired sound, the band presents a broad selection of jazz styles, fun arrangements of classic tunes, plus originals.

 


TVQ

Sunday 4 October – TVQ draw upon influences spanning Bill Evan’s harmonic lushness, Art Blakey’s fire, Hiromi Uehara’s flare and Keith Jarrett’s emotion.

 


Ricki Malet

Sunday 1 November – Ricki Malet Vs the Monday Night Orchestra rhythm section will perform classic jazz standards arranged for the group, by the group.

 


Gemma Farrell Quartet

Sunday 6 December – Gemma Farrell Quartet present fresh, all-original jazz in the lead up to their second album release.

 

 

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.


WAYJO’s Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestra’s also hit the Underground stage Thursday 17 September with Isolation Emancipation: Songs of Isolation & Freedom, a concert addressing themes of isolation and freedom in a musical expression of what many have been feeling since March. Tickets on sale through Oztix.

The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra are so gratefully to finally return to the stage in 2020, and hope to see you at a concert soon.


Lyric’s Underground
Downstairs, 22 Lyric Lane, Maylands WA 6051

Download printable PDF poster


CANCELLED - Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Kristin Berardi

PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19, WAYJO sadly announce cancellation of Polka Dots and Moonbeams in May.

Ticket holders for this show; Perth Theatre Trust will process a full refund back to the credit card making the purchase, and be in touch with those who paid by cash or other methods.
You do not need to do anything.
Please allow up to 15 business days for the refund to be processed.
If you can, please consider a ticket refund or other donation to WAYJO at https://wayjo.com/support

Full statement: https://wayjo.com/covid-19-concert-cancellations

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to see you at another WAYJO performance in the near future.

 

The sublime sound of Kristin Berardi’s voice will sweep you away to a world of polka dots and moonbeams. To hear Kristin is to smell new roses or summer rain on freshly cut grass.

Kristin’s virtuosity, versatility, charisma and creativity are the reasons she is one of the most in demand jazz vocalists in the country. Winner of the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Jazz Vocal Competition, the 2007 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2012 National Jazz Award.

This is the rare opportunity to hear Kristin in front of a big band singing her favourite songs and delightful original compositions.

Kristin visits us from Brisbane thanks to WAYJO’s 2020 Guest Artist Partner, the Minderoo Foundation
Photograph of Kristin by Metaxia Coustas

WAYJO presents Polka Dots and Moonbeams
featuring Kristin Berardi and the WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra
Fri 1 & Sat 2 May, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets from Perth Theatre Trust