3aug7:30 pm- 9:30 pmJazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles

3aug10:00 pm- 11:00 pmLate Jazz at The Maj: The Newhouse Collective

4aug7:30 pm- 9:30 pmJazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles

4aug10:00 pm- 11:00 pmLate Jazz at The Maj: The Newhouse Collective

2018 Upcoming Events

JAZZ FOR JUNIORS

Debuting in 2017, WAYJO’s Jazz for Juniors concerts enraptured young and old audiences alike. We couldn’t keep up with demand, adding new shows throughout the year and selling out each time. So we’re bringing Jazz for Juniors back in 2018!

Designed for children 7 years and under, each school holiday will focus on different aspects of jazz music – with “Meet the Jazz Orchestra” in April, “A Journey Through Jazz” in July, and “Dizzy Disney” in September.

Jazz for Juniors concerts offer child friendly instruments for the kids to try out at the end of each session, plus interactive songs throughout, led by WAYJO’s dynamic band members.

Bring the kids along for some school holiday fun that will open their eyes (and ears) to a whole new world.

Jazz for Juniors: A Journey Through Jazz
WAYJO Ensembles

Tue 3 & Fri 6 Jul, 9.30am & 11.00am
Dress Circle Bar – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au
All Ages Event

Supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.


KING ST CORNER POCKET

Over 3 nights, WAYJO’s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras will be joined by an amazing array of performers showcasing many styles of jazz plus original compositions at this inaugural event.

Celebrate WAYJO’s 35th anniversary in style with your selection of performances at His Majesty’s Theatre (Downstairs at The Maj & Dress Circle Bar), InterContinental Hotel, Kailis Jewellers and The Sewing Room.

King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018
5-7 Jul, performances 6.00pm, 7.30pm & 9.00pm
Full festival details & lineup at cornerpocket.com.au

Supported by The McCusker Charitable Foundation and The City of Perth.


JAZZ AT THE MAJ: JULIAN ARGÜELLES

Joining WAYJO as part of our ongoing exchange program with the KUG Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria (Ed Partyka, Mike Abene), Julian Argüelles brings his unique voice to the saxophone as composer and bandleader.

Hugely influential to a new generation of jazz musicians throughout the UK and Europe, Julian’s lyrical music is free of cliché. Performing in his only Australian shows in 2018, the unique chance to hear one of Europe’s top jazz exponents is not to be missed.

Jazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles
with WAYJO WNO
Fri 3 & Sat 4 Aug, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au

* If you’re planning on seeing four or more Jazz at The Maj shows, take advantage of our subscription packages. Subscribers receive discounts to other selected performances throughout the year.

-> We’re also offering a special Educational Concert and Workshop with Julian – Fri 3 Aug, 3pm. Please visit WAYJO’s education page for details and bookings.


JAZZ AT THE MAJ: ATOMIC BASIE

A bold, forward looking statement, Count Basie’s seminal work The Atomic Mr Basie receives the WAYJO treatment in this celebration of the album’s 60th anniversary.

A true giant of big band jazz, Count Basie is a feature in many of WAYJO’s concerts, and tonight’s show will be no exception, as we round out the program with some of his most well known compositions. A treat for the fans of big band.

Jazz at The Maj: Atomic Basie
WAYJO TNO & MNO
Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au

* If you’re planning on seeing four or more Jazz at The Maj shows, take advantage of our subscription packages. Subscribers receive discounts to other selected performances throughout the year.

-> We’re also offering a special Educational Concert and Workshop – Fri 7 Sep, 3pm. Please visit WAYJO’s education page for details and bookings.


JAZZ FOR JUNIORS

Debuting in 2017, WAYJO’s Jazz for Juniors concerts enraptured young and old audiences alike. We couldn’t keep up with demand, adding new shows throughout the year and selling out each time. So we’re bringing Jazz for Juniors back in 2018!

Designed for children 7 years and under, each school holiday will focus on different aspects of jazz music – with “Meet the Jazz Orchestra” in April, “A Journey Through Jazz” in July, and “Dizzy Disney” in September.

Jazz for Juniors concerts offer child friendly instruments for the kids to try out at the end of each session, plus interactive songs throughout, led by WAYJO’s dynamic band members.

Bring the kids along for some school holiday fun that will open their eyes (and ears) to a whole new world.

Jazz for Juniors: Dizzy Disney
WAYJO Ensembles

Tue 25 & Fri 28 Sep, 9.30am & 11.00am
Dress Circle Bar – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au
All Ages Event

Supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.


JAZZ AT THE MAJ: MIGIWA MIYAJIMA

Producer, arranger, composer and pianist, Migiwa Miyajima joins WAYJO from New York, fresh from working with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and appearing at the famous Birdland jazz club.

The Wednesday Night Orchestra will take Migiwa’s compositions head on, reflecting the complexity of and shades of her own musical journey.

Following on from WAYJO’s annual cultural exchange with Showa University, Japan, our artists will embrace the cross cultural influences in an intimate night of international jazz.

Jazz at The Maj: Migiwa Miyajima
with WAYJO WNO
Fri 5 Oct, 7.30pm | Sat 6 Oct, 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets
ptt.wa.gov.au

* If you’re planning on seeing four or more Jazz at The Maj shows, take advantage of our subscription packages. Subscribers receive discounts to other selected performances throughout the year.

-> We’re also offering a special Educational Concert and Workshop with Migiwa – Fri 5 Oct, 3pm. Please visit WAYJO’s education page for details and bookings.


JAZZ AT THE MAJ: ARTEMIS ORCHESTRA

The finale to our year long focus on Women in Jazz, WAYJO are delighted to present a collaboration with one of Perth’s newest jazz ensembles, the Artemis Orchestra. Led by WAYJO Young Women in Jazz Program Leader Gemma Farrell, the Artemis Orchestra provides a new platform for Perth’s leading female jazz artists.

Joining the Artemis Orchestra will be a hand-picked selection of WAYJO’s finest young female musicians as we look forward to the future of jazz in Perth. The music of Australia’s great female composers and arrangers will envelop audiences and send them into the night with a new sense of wonder at the talent and dedication waiting to take centre stage.

Jazz at The Maj: Artemis Orchestra
with WAYJO Ensembles
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets
ptt.wa.gov.au

* If you’re planning on seeing four or more Jazz at The Maj shows, take advantage of our subscription packages. Subscribers receive discounts to other selected performances throughout the year.

-> We’re also offering a special Educational Concert and Workshop with Artemis – Fri 9 Nov, 3pm. Please visit WAYJO’s education page for details and bookings.


DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER

As Spring turns to Summer, and we head towards Christmas, is there a better venue in Perth to visit and partake in some classic jazz than the Quarry Amphitheatre? We don’t think so, which is why the Wednesday Night Orchestra return to perform a true masterpiece, Ellington’s Nutcracker.

American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded his jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite for Columbia Records in 1960. These famous melodic themes are given the Ellington touch turning them into the likes of “Sugar Rum Cherry” and “Dance of the Floreadores”.

A true family friendly event, WAYJO will play a host of other Ellington classics featuring the Monday and Tuesday Night Orchestras on subsequent nights to round out the 2018 program.

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker
Thu with TNO/WNO, & Fri with MNO/WNO
Thu 22 & Fri 23 Nov, 7.30pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach
Tickets ticketmaster.com.au

* DISCOUNT tickets available to those who subscribe to four or more concerts from our Jazz at The Maj series – once subscribed, WAYJO will be in touch to offer an exclusive subscriber rate of $45 per ticket ($15 saving)! *