WAYJO regret to inform the Young Women in Jazz concert has been postponed.
A new date has been set for Sun 12 Sep.
Ticket buyers can use their original June tickets for this concert, otherwise please contact The Ellington ASAP if you can no longer attend for a refund.

Young Women in Jazz

Are you a female identifying instrumentalist aged 14 to 25 who would like to learn more about jazz and improvised music – perform at the Ellington Jazz Club – & work with some of Australia’s leading female jazz professionals?

Then WAYJO wants to hear from YOU!

With workshops at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), guest artists, alumnae tutors, and the opportunity to perform in concert at the Ellington Jazz Club, Young Women in Jazz is a great opportunity to explore this exciting artform.

Developed by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and Dr. Sandy Evans OAM in 2002, the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops are specifically designed to inspire young, female instrumentalists to play jazz and pursue a future in music.

Run in Perth since 2014, these workshops have seen young women build support networks, refine their skills and increase confidence.

DEVELOP the skills and confidence of young women in jazz and improvised instrumental music.
BROADEN knowledge of jazz and improvised music.
INCREASE awareness of career options in jazz and related areas.
ENCOURAGE students to understand audition processes and apply for tertiary jazz courses.
NURTURE and foster friendships, ensembles and support networks among female jazz musicians.


Registrations for the 2021 Young Women In Jazz Program open 9.00am, Monday 14 December 2020 and close 5.00pm, Friday 16 April, 2021.

Workshops begin 1 May 2021 and places are limited!

Registrations for the 8-week workshop are $300, or $200 for those who auditioned pre-pandemic for WAYJO 2020 (Nov-Dec 2019).
2020 WAYJO band membership fee allows for free participation by current female band members who register.

PLEASE NOTE: The workshop fee is non-refundable once the workshop has commenced.

For more information about the workshops, please contact YWIJ Program Coordinator Gemma Farrell
For questions about registrations and payments, please email


All workshops run Saturdays, 2.00pm to 4.30pm
WAAPA at ECU, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley
May 1, 8 (with pianist Sue Bluck), 15, 22 (with saxophonist Alana Macpherson), 29
June 12, 19, 26


Rescheduled due to COVID restrictions: Sun 12 Sep, 6.00pm
Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
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Young Women in Jazz 2021

WAYJO sincerely thank the following organisations for supporting Young Women in Jazz 


WAYJO Education Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message