Short, sharp and full of punch, WAYJO have opened up the stage to our band members to present their own ensembles.

Starting at 10pm, after the main Saturday concert has concluded, audiences will be treated to new works and interpretations as our musicians curate their own events.

Come for the main and stay for a sweet jazz discovery – with the latest in upcoming jazz performers and ensembles from WAYJO!

Late Jazz at The Maj
First Saturday of the month – April to September – from 10pm
Downstairs at The Maj – His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
Tickets ptt.wa.gov.au

  • FREE entry for patrons with tickets to same evening’s Jazz at The Maj performance.
  • $10.00 for just the Late Jazz show (all profits to the artists).

Late Jazz at The Maj 2019

Maximillian Wickham Quintet

Sat 6 April, 10pm

Maximillian Wickham is a jazz saxophonist and composer studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Drawing inspiration from Australian jazz artists such as Barney McAll, Julien Wilson, Tal Cohen and Andrea Keller, Max aims to create music full of passion, emotion and intensity and seeks to blur the lines between the composed and the improvised.

Max considers his compositions to be a framework for his band members to bring their own personality to his music.

For this performance the Maximillian Wickham Quintet will be:
Maximillian Wickham – Tenor Saxophone
Michael Ellis – Guitar
Tim Voutas – Piano
Alistair Peel – Bass
William Chiew – Drums


Fresh Provisions

Sat 4 May, 10pm

An Exploration into the groovy side of jazz, up and coming Jazz fusion band Fresh Provisions draws influence from the heavy fusion artists of the 80s and 90s such as the Yellowjackets, John McLaughlin and Chick Corea Elektric Band as well as more recent fusion and nu jazz artists such as Kamaal Williams and Void. Catch Fresh Provisions in their debut performance.

This will be Fresh Provisions debut performance featuring;
Sax: Finn OwenGuitar: Oliver Vonlanthen
Keys: Jacob Greenmount
Bass: Gavin Proude
Drums: Julius Rogers


Axolotl

Sat 3 August, 10pm

Hailing from the Perth Hills, Axolotl is all about having a good time. With groovy influences from Roy Hargrove and Herbie Hancock, and some tasteful sounds from Bill Evans and Duke Ellington, the group blends their inspirations to deliver sounds that pushes this ensemble’s dynamic to its limits.

Matt Knight, Finn Owen, Darcy Maishman, Tim Bewick, and Ben Shelley put their current WAAPA tuition on show through a collation of swing, fusion, and blues. With 5 years of playing together, the group brings their absolute best to the stage and pushes their dynamic to its limits.


The Common Nouns

Sat 7 September, 10pm

‘The Common Nouns’ play a combination of jazz standards, funk & fusion classics and a collection of their own groove based original compositions. This contemporary jazz quartet cite as their influences Miles Davis, Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy, so you know this late jazz set will be eclectic.

The Common Nouns will feature the following line up;
Felix Lemann – Drums
Harry Walters – Guitar
Jacob Greenmount – Keys
Ashan Weerasooriya – Vocals
Rhyan Lyndon-James – Bass


Prints

Sat 5 October, 10pm

Music generated by Meg Davidson: the sound result of our latest adventures, and some revisitation of strong inspirations up until this juncture. Quintet format, small-chamber-jazz-but-it-shan’t-be-the-alienating-tiresome-type.

Quite heavily inspired by recent travels and the resulting musical discoveries. If that’s too vague a description for you, come through and let your ears enlighten your auditory cortex of those discoveries disguised in musical abstractions… You may detect influences of: Maria Schneider, Esperanza Spalding, Nubya Garcia… One may also detect tinges of technological-frustrations and the results of suffocating in a sea of vacuous mass media.

Who can rule out the possibility that this may be your last chance of hearing honest live music before this AGI apocalypse hits? Wouldn’t want to find out you missed out too late, and spend those future VR-trapped years regretting that seemingly inconsequential decision not to…

Prints are;
Meg Davidson – Saxophone
Julia Wallace – Trumpet
Will Britto – Keys
Kieran Barnes – Bass
Liam Hickey – Drums