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.

KEY DETAILS

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 Gemma Farrell education@wayjo.com
For questions about registrations and payments, please contact Jess Herbert admin@wayjo.com

WORKSHOPS

All workshops run Saturdays, 2.00pm to 4.30pm
WAAPA at ECU, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 12, 19, 26

PUBLIC CONCERT

Sunday 27 June, 6.00pm
Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
Tickets will be available from ellingtonjazz.com.au

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Young Women in Jazz 2021

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