2018 Upcoming Events


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

* 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.


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)! *