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2018 Season

WAYJO 2018 Season Slap and Tickle - featuring iOTA 9 Kate Ceberano 11 King St Corner Pocket 13 Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker 15 Jazz at The Maj 19 Celebrating the Greats 20 Ladies Sing the Blues 20 Ellen Kirkwood 22 Alex Silver 22 Julian Argüelles 23 Atomic Basie 23 Migiwa Miyajima 25 Artemis Orchestra 25 Subscriptions 26 Late Night Jazz at The Maj 27 Act-Belong-Commit Education Program 31 Act-Belong-Commit School Concerts & Workshops 32 Jazz for Juniors 35 Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tours 37 Young Women in Jazz 39 WAYJO International Exchange 40 WAPPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble 41 About WAYJO 44 Band Bookings 45 Sponsor WAYJO 46 2018 WAYJO Partners 47 Donate 48 Ticket Bookings 49 2018 Event Calendar 50

2018 sees the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrating it’s 35th anniversary, a major milestone for our arts community and Australian Jazz. Perth’s vibrant live jazz scene is a testament to the power of the WAYJO experience. Almost every jazz, swing, lounge and big band act performing in Perth today has current or past members of WAYJO. Local jazz giants Jamie Oehlers, Libby Hammer, Carl Mackey and the late Graham Wood all played their way through WAYJO and around Australia. Some of the WAYJO alumni now making waves overseas include Linda Oh, Troy Roberts, Daniel Susnjar, Graeme Blevins, Becc Sanderson and Mat Jodrell. So, here’s to our emerald year! With your support, there will be many more years of fine jazz to come.

Artistic Director Welcome Our 2018 program will celebrate the 35th anniversary year of WAYJO and showcase the very best music from many genres, art forms and eras of jazz. To really celebrate this milestone we are proud to present King Street Corner Pocket, a four day fringe jazz festival featuring local musicians and alumni, showcasing the depth and breadth of jazz talent we have in this city. For the last four years, we have run a series of Young Women in Jazz workshops, designed to inspire confidence in female musicians as they begin their journeys to a life in music. In 2018, we are delighted to take another step forwards in promoting equality in jazz. Our Jazz at The Maj program, a sell-out hit in 2017, returns with an expanded program largely dedicated to Women in Jazz, highlighting amazing female instrumentalists, vocalists and composers from Australia and around the world on the first Friday and Saturday of the month throughout the year. Other highlights from this year’s wonderfully varied program include the creation of a new theatre work with Helpmann Award winning actor and performer iOTA, welcoming Australian icon Kate Ceberano at the beautiful Astor Theatre, two regional tours, and the remounting of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker at the stunning Quarry Amphitheatre. As well as a full performance program continuing to honour the big band greats and showcasing some of Australia’s finest emerging big band composers, WAYJO produces a series of workshops which nurture and encourage young school aged musicians in regional and metro areas, encourage young women to participate more in the music scene, and provide opportunities for young musicians to improve in their composition and improvisational skills. With this and so much more on offer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for helping to support these talented and hard-working musicians. I look forward to seeing you at a concert soon! Dr Mace Francis

Message from the General Manager If 2017 was a bumper year for WAYJO, with sell out after sell out and box office records broken, then our 35th anniversary in 2018 will be a cracker. Our small team will curate over 100 events throughout the year, matching the output of companies with far greater human and financial resources than we could dream of. And yet, with the WAYJO spirit and a good deal of elbow grease from the team, there’s not a lot we won’t be able to achieve this year and in the future. It is an honour to serve our young musicians. The work they put in behind the scenes to deliver the amazing concerts we produce is nothing short of inspiring. Our 35th anniversary program is dedicated to all WAYJO members, past and present, for what they have offered to the company. We’re very proud to spotlight some members of our family throughout this brochure and celebrate their successes. I would like to pay tribute to everyone who works so tirelessly to achieve our shared vision. Jess and Justine in the office who deliver day after day. Mace and his artistic team of Ricki, Marty and Alana for their influence and direction. The WAYJO Board for their vision and guidance. And to the many donors, sponsors, subscribers, ticket buyers, social media friends and followers, and general well-wishers. I love my job. And I couldn’t do it without the support of all of the above, who deserve greater recognition. It’s their work that will assuredly make 2018 WAYJO’s biggest and best year yet. Simon Keen

2018 Band Members

MONDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA (MNO) Musical Director: Ricki Malet Alto Saxophones Shaniqa Ratnasingam Holly Forster Tenor Saxophones Ryan Zare Finn Owen Baritone Saxophone Jazmin Ealden Trumpets Bob Tweedie Charlie Teakle Brendan Arbuckle Alex Kinsey Trombones Holli Hatherley Nicholas Apostolou Garcia William Brook Bass Trombone Sophie Bennett Guitar Santiago Garcia Piano Jamie Wilson Bass Gavin Proude Drums Julius Rogers Vocals Lucy Iffla

TUESDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA (TNO) Musical Director: Marty Pervan

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA (WNO) Musical Director: Mace Francis

Alto Saxophones Sean Hayes Joseph Banks

Alto Saxophones Tessa Campbell Claire Keet

Tenor Saxophones Maximillian Wickham Thomas Hamilton-Stone

Tenor Saxophones Tom Walsh Tim Newhouse

Baritone Saxophone Meghan Davidson

Baritone Saxophone Jemima Mills

Trumpets Dušan Cuculoski Henry Van De Wall Bak Zoe McGivern / Jenny Byland Julia Wallace

Trumpets Matthew Smith James Chapman Benjamin Lim Corban Chapple

Trombones Alex Parkinson Ollie Lane Harrison Nichols

Trombones Steve Bickley James Van De Ven Sam Hadlow

Bass Trombone Thomas Salleo

Bass Trombone Alistair Barrow

Guitar Kyle Imlah

Guitar Oliver Vonlanthen

Piano James O’Brien

Piano Tim Voutas

Bass Joshua Cusack

Bass Kane Shaw

Drums William Chiew

Drums Ryan Daunt

Vocals Reece Clark

Vocals Laura Igglesden


Slap and Tickle - featuring iOTA

A Summer Nights and The Kabuki Drop Co-Production

What do you get when you bring Helpmann Award winning performers, one of Perth’s finest theatrical minds, a world-leading jazz composer and arranger, and 12 young musicians together? A riotous and fast-paced performance destined to be the hit of Fringe World. Slap is a clown and Tickle is his gimp. When they take to the stage to perform their variety show at Fringe World, it is something they have done a thousand times before. Neither of them expects this will be their last show together. Backed by a 12-piece WAYJO orchestra, iOTA takes on the multiple roles of the cast of the Slap and Tickle Variety Show, all performed by his character Slap, while Tickle - the hard working, trouble-shooting gimp - rolls with the punches and dreams of a better life. Under the direction of Mel Cantwell (former Artistic Director, Perth Theatre Company) and musical direction of Mace Francis, Slap and Tickle will receive its world premiere in the Studio Underground at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Slap and Tickle is an hilariously adult and unexpectedly moving exploration of the variety format, enduring talent and the ties that bind. 27 Jan, 30 Jan to 3 Feb, 8.00pm Studio Underground - State Theatre Centre, Perth Wednesday Night Orchestra 18+ Event | Mature Content 9


Kate Ceberano

Australia’s High Priestess of Pop and Jazz A beloved icon of Australian music, Kate Ceberano returns to WAYJO for one night only. The Astor Theatre concert has become a fixture of WAYJO’s annual program, and we are delighted to perform with Kate as part of our 35th anniversary celebrations. Kate’s ability to work a room and deliver unparalleled performances of jazz standards and reimagined songs will make this a night to remember. The Wednesday and Tuesday Night Orchestras take the stage in an evening showcasing one of the greatest talents in Australian music. “(The) first thing you notice about Ceberano is her energy, which actually sends the atoms crackling as she walks in the room.” - Time Out Melbourne Presented with the support of the City of Stirling Cultural Development Fund

Sat 19 May, 7.30pm Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley Tuesday & Wednesday Night Orchestras All Ages Event | Licenced Venue 11


King St Corner Pocket

A New Boutique Jazz Festival in the Heart of the City

Perth and Western Australia host some of the most outstanding jazz talent in the country. King St Corner Pocket will showcase these exceptional local artists, emerging and established, in a fun filled festival where you don’t have to walk more than 50m to hear a new sound. The precinct around the corner of King and Hay Streets will host WAYJO, WAYJO alumni and more as we activate a range of spaces for a series of short, sharp concerts. All festival concerts will be 30-40 minutes long, with time to pop out for refreshments before heading back in from the cold to check out the next hot performance. Pop-up venues, established spaces, and throngs of captive audiences will make King St Corner Pocket a worthy birthday highlight for WAYJO and our friends.

5-7 Jul, Festival on the Corner King & Hay Streets, from 6.00pm King Street Precinct, Perth WAYJO MNO, TNO & WNO, WAYJO Ensembles plus Guests All Ages Event | His Majesty’s Theatre is a Licenced Venue 13

WAYJO at Quarry Amphitheatre, 2014 14

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker

Classical jazz Interpretation at its Finest 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.

Thu 22 Nov & Fri 23 Nov, 7.30pm Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach Thursday with TNO, WNO & Friday with MNO, WNO All Ages Event | Licenced Venue 15

WAYJO Spotlight on Julia Wallace

WAYJO Debut 2017 How long have you been playing the trumpet? This is my 7th year of playing the trumpet. I picked it up when I was 10 at primary school and couldn’t think of anything worse than to copy my siblings and play a string instrument. After finally being able to make out a sound after the first couple of group lessons, I quickly loved the trumpet. How has your first year in WAYJO been? This past year in WAYJO has been amazing. You’d be surprised how good Mondays can be when you’re playing jazz with your insanely talented friends, and the satisfaction of finally getting that tune that sounded rock bottom at first, to gig ready. Ricki is a ridiculously good trumpet player and band leader. It’s such a cool environment to be surrounded by people who also love music. What’s been your highlight of 2017? Playing a weekend of the Jazz at The Maj series with Adrian Kelly. If I could be back up there watching Adrian out the front playing Thad Jones’ ‘A Child is Born’ on Flugel Horn, with us backing him up as a band, I would jump to it! Are you looking at further music study? Do you hope to have a career in music? I would love to go to WAAPA. After I finish school next year, I’ll audition for the Jazz and contemporary courses. A career in songwriting and performing being a multi-instrumentalist would be the absolute dream. What sort of opportunities is WAYJO opening up for you? Working with professional musicians, making connections to other young musicians and getting to know the Perth Jazz scene. I know all of us have improved our performance skills this year and WAYJO’s allowed us to meet new muso mates, perform at awesome venues and play some great music. 16

What are you most looking forward to in 2018? There’s going to be many more WAYJO Jazz at The Maj shows throughout the whole year. That’s so exciting, it’s such a good venue. Next year’s celebration of Women in Jazz will be so great to perform in. I look forward to meeting female musicians and making a career in jazz. 17

Jazz at The Maj guest artist Mat Jodrell with Annie Mitchell, 2017 First Friday & Saturday of the month, March to November Downstairs at The Maj - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth - subscriptions available through Perth Theatre Trust WAYJO Orchestras & Ensembles All Ages Events | His Majesty’s Theatre is a Licenced Venue 18

Jazz at The Maj

Hot Jazz in a Cool, Intimate, Cabaret Setting Following a sell-out season in 2017, Jazz at The Maj returns in 2018 with an extended program and a very special focus. Our 2018 season of national and international guest artists has a focus on Women in Jazz, highlighting some of the most dynamic instrumentalists, composers and vocalists to grace Perth stages. WAYJO is proud to present this season of concerts as part of our commitment to diversity and equality in our field. Join WAYJO on the first Friday and Saturdays of the month, March to November, as our young musicians breathe new life into big band classics and accompany our guest artists. And, for the first time, WAYJO will be offering matinee performances to selected shows. Additionally, WAYJO will be providing opportunities to our musicians to perform their own works in special Late Night Jazz at The Maj concerts. Starting at 10pm, after the main concert has concluded, for only $10 (booking fees may apply) audiences will be treated to new works and interpretations as WAYJO musicians curate their own events. If you’re planning on seeing four or more shows, take advantage of our subscription packages. Subscribers receive discounts to other selected performances throughout the year. Jazz at The Maj is Perth’s hottest new, acclaimed concert season. Join us for performances that are surprising and delightful in equal measure. 19

Celebrating the Greats

Fri 2 Mar & Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm WNO & TNO WAYJO kick off our 2018 Women in Jazz season in style, with concerts celebrating the great female composers in the jazz world. Audiences will be treated to works by Carla Bley, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Junko Moriya, Maria Schneider, Satoko Fujii and more as done in the inimitable WAYJO style. The music composed by these featured artists will thrill you with their audacity and craft.

Ladies Sing the Blues

Fri 6 Apr, 7.30pm & Sat 7 Apr, 3.00pm & 7.30pm WNO & MNO Ella Fitzgerald. Billie Holiday. Sarah Vaughan. The greatest vocalists of jazz have left indelible marks on the music of the 20th Century and beyond. Here at WAYJO we believe that our vocalists are up to the challenge of tackling the most beloved songs as performed by the greatest jazz vocalists of history, and they’ll be joined on stage by some of Perth’s leading singers, including Libby Hammer, Sarah Ramsey and Victoria Newton. We dare you not to hum or sing along as our amazing vocal talents bring swing and soul to the sound of big bands. 20

Celebrating the Greats

Ellen Kirkwood

Ladies Sing the Blues

Alex Silver 21

Ellen Kirkwood

Fri 4 May & Sat 5 May, 7.30pm TNO Trumpeter, composer, bandleader, Ellen Kirkwood is one of Australia’s brightest talents. A mentor and leading figure in jazz in her hometown of Sydney, Ellen’s resume includes the Sirens Big Band, the Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra, and the EQ Jazz Quartet. WAYJO are proud to work with an artist with Ellen’s integrity and vision in a concert featuring many of her own compositions as well as works by some of Australia’s finest composers.

Alex Silver

Fri 1 Jun, 7.30pm & Sat 2 Jun, 3.00pm & 7.30pm MNO Heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans, trombonist Alex Silver joins WAYJO from Sydney for two nights of hot cool jazz. Having played with James Morrison, The Whitlams, and Renee Geyer, as well as leading her own ensembles including the Alex Silver Quartet and SNAFU, Alex’s groove based style will have you heading into the night enthralled.


Julian Argüelles

Fri 3 Aug & Sat 4 Aug, 7.30pm WNO 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.

Atomic Basie

Fri 7 Sep & Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm TNO & MNO 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.


Julian ArgĂźelles

Migiwa Miyajima

Atomic Basie

Artemis Orchestra 24

Migiwa Miyajima

Fri 5 Oct, 7.30pm | Sat 6 Oct, 3.00pm & 7.30pm WNO 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 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.

Artemis Orchestra

Fri 9 Nov & Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm WAYJO Ensemble 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. 25

Subscriptions WAYJO’s subscription package returns in 2018. Choose four or more concerts from our Jazz at The Maj series and you will receive a discount to all of the performances you like. Once you have booked, WAYJO will then contact with you to offer exclusive subscriber discounted rates for Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker. • Four or more show package - $35 per ticket ($10 saving)* • Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker - $45 per ticket ($15 saving)* Visit or call (08) 6212 9292 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Group tickets are also available. Buy five tickets and then receive one complimentary ticket for the group booker. Please phone the Groups Department on (08) 6212 9291 or email In Person: His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office: Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am - 5.00pm State Theatre Centre of WA: Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm Subiaco Arts Centre: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Subscriptions available through Perth Theatre Trust. * Booking fees may apply.


Late Night Jazz at The Maj

First Friday & Saturday Nights, March to November from 10.00pm WAYJO Ensembles Looking for some more jazz to fill your weekends? Want to be on the ground floor before our young musicians take off and conquer the world? Then come along to our late night sessions of Jazz at The Maj. Short, sharp, and full of punch, WAYJO have opened up the stage to our band members to present their own ensembles, be they trios, quartets or something a little larger, to keep your night going a little longer.

For only $10*, you’ll be treated to sets curated entirely by WAYJO band members. All profits from the performances will go straight to the band members as well, so you’ll be supporting young musicians as they hone their craft. We’ll be listing the acts performing closer to the performance dates, so keep an eye out on our webpage and facebook for the announcements as they come to hand. * Booking fees may apply.

First Friday & Saturday of the month, March to November Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth and at door if available Ensembles All Ages Events | His Majesty’s Theatre is a Licenced Venue 27

WAYJO Spotlight on Alana Macpherson Assistant Music Director

How long have you been playing saxophone and been part of WAYJO? I’ve been playing for nearly 15 years now! I started around the time of my 11th birthday and been a member of WAYJO since 2010. I’ve played lead alto in the Wednesday Night Orchestra for the past 4 years. What have been the highlights of your years at WAYJO? Definitely having the opportunity to work with world-class composers every year in WNO. We’ve had Darcy James Argue, Ed Partyka, Ed Neumeister and Mike Abene in my time who are all the biggest names in modern big band music around the world today. Working with Australian composers and premiering new works on a regular basis with the Composer in Residence program are incredible opportunities. Having a composer who has written a piece for your ensemble, standing in front of you, and directing you is a truly unique experience as a player. What are you looking forward to achieving and learning as WAYJO’s Assistant Music Director? I’m most looking forward to learning as much as I can from Ricki, Marty, and Mace who are all incredibly knowledgeable and individual MDs in their approach. I’m hoping to take away a solid foundation in conducting from this year, so I can hopefully direct my own music with big bands in the future. What are your plans once you finish in this role? I’ll be working with the Artemis Orchestra and in April I’ll be heading into the studio to record an album of my original music with my nonet before making the big move overseas to Graz, Austria, where I’ll be studying a Masters of Jazz Composition, and will be learning with Ed Partyka. 28

And your career from there? My only hope is to keep writing and playing big band music! From my years in WAYJO I’ve developed a real love for this music, and cannot imagine doing anything else with my life. The Assistant Music Director position is supported by the Simon Lee Foundation 29

Jazz for Juniors Ensemble Awesome Arts Festival, 2017 30

Act-Belong-Commit Education Program

You’re Never too Young to Enjoy Jazz!

The Act-Belong-Commit WAYJO Education Program is an important component of WAYJO’s annual program. WAYJO tailors its events to the needs of its audiences, from young children to high school students and their teachers, and performances and workshops are designed to suit most educational requirements. WAYJO invites schools to engage with our musicians and leverage their talent and professionalism to create quality experiences that enrich classroom or private teaching. And if your school can’t participate, WAYJO has a number of events that students can attend with family to gain a better understanding of jazz performance. If you or a family member are studying music, be sure to check out what WAYJO has to offer. Supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message


Act-Belong-Commit School Concerts & Workshops Eight Wonderful Shows Introducing Jazz

WAYJO is proud to present an exciting line-up of concerts and workshops for schools in 2018. From March to November, on the first Friday of the month, concerts and workshops for students will take place Downstairs at The Maj from 3pm. Our Musical Directors and guest artists will provide a 30-minute workshop followed by a 30-minute performance highlighting the aspects covered in the workshop. Our focus for these events is largely on great female jazz artists, with female guest artists from Sydney, Melbourne, and New York via Japan, as well as some of Perth’s leading musicians. We will also recreate a truly great jazz album and be joined by a visiting faculty member from KUG Institute of Jazz, Graz, Austria. Places at each workshop and concert are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Get your bookings in by Friday 30 March. Tickets for staff and students are $12 each for the first concert/workshop, and $10 for every other concert/workshop booked. For More Information, visit, or please contact the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra on 08 9471 1950 or email Supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message


Fri 2 Mar, 3pm - Celebrating the Greats WAYJO’s WNO and Artistic Director, Mace Francis, present a workshop on great compositions in the jazz genre, celebrating female composers. Fri 6 Apr, 3pm - Ladies Sing the Blues WAYJO’s vocalists and TNO explain in depth what it means to sing jazz, working with a big band and interpreting the classic arrangements. Fri 4 May, 3pm - Ellen Kirkwood (Sydney) Ellen Kirkwood is at the forefront of jazz in Australia. The trumpeter, composer, bandleader and teacher from Newtown, Sydney will be joined by the WNO. Fri 1 Jun, 3pm - Alex Silver (Sydney) A seasoned trombonist, Alex has performed at jazz festivals worldwide, and also with James Morrison, Don Burrows, The Whitlams, Tex Perkins, and Renee Geyer. Fri 3 Aug, 3pm - Julian Argüelles (Graz University) The WNO join UK composer, saxophonist, bandleader and educator Julian Argüelles, influential to a new generation of British and European jazz musicians. Fri 7 Sep, 3pm - Atomic Basie A guided “listening lesson” celebrating the 60th anniversary of this seminal jazz album by Count Basie, with selections performed live by the TNO. Fri 5 Oct, 3pm - Migiwa Miyajima (Japan/New York) Japanese pianist and composer Migiwa Miyajima presents a unique perspective on creating music across cultures. The WNO also perform some of her compositions live. Fri 9 Nov, 3pm - Artemis Orchestra Perth’s first all-female Big Band, featuring WAYJO, alumni and Young Women in Jazz program tutors, workshop improvisational technique with students. 33

Jazz for Juniors - His Majesty’s Theatre, 2017


Jazz for Juniors

Pre-School to Primary Jazz Education and Participation A hit! A palpable hit!

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

9.30am & 11.00am, First Tuesday & Friday of the School Holidays in April, July & September Dress Circle Bar - His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Ensembles All Ages Event 35

WAYJO Regional Tour South Western Australia, 2017 36

Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tours On the Road with WAYJO

This year WAYJO is visiting our regional centres not once, but twice, with the Monday and Tuesday Night Orchestras both boarding the bus and hitting the road. In 2018 the Monday Night Orchestra will be visiting Northam, Kalgoorlie, Merredin and Narrogin on our Goldfields-Wheatbelt Tour, from the 30th of April to the 5th of May. This tour will provide workshops for 6 schools, 4 community concerts, plus a visit to Edward Collick Nursing home in Kalgoorlie. In July, the TNO will be escaping the winter blues to head north to follow the sunshine in a packed tour through the Midwest. From the 17th to the 20th of July, WAYJO be visiting York and Moora before spending some time in Geraldton. WAYJO are bringing big band jazz to schools and communities, visiting St John of God Hospital in Geraldton thanks to our longstanding partners St John of God Healthcare.

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You ng Women in Jaz z


Young Women in Jazz Are you a female musician aged 14-25 and would like to learn about jazz and improvised music? Through a series of workshops and performances, young women are encouraged to explore and develop their skills in jazz techniques including improvisation. Lead by some of the most dedicated, driven and talented local female jazz artists, Young Women in Jazz is open to musicians of any ability aged 14-25. This unique program includes weekly workshops at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and an opportunity to perform at The Ellington Jazz Club. Presented in association with Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA), this 8 week intensive workshop series is a great way to build support networks, refine your skills and meet like-minded musicians. Saturdays 17, 24 Mar | 7, 14 Apr | 5, 12, 19, 26 May, 2.00pm - 4.30pm Workshops at WAAPA in Mt Lawley Sunday 3 June, 6.00pm Public Performance at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth Register now at Registrations close Friday 9 March, 2018 Presented in association with the Sydney Improvised Music Association and supported by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 39

WAYJO International Exchange Thanks to the support of some wonderful partners, WAYJO’s international reputation is going from strength to strength. In 2018, our artists and staff will be visiting three countries and sharing cultural experiences with musicians from around the globe. Our ongoing partnership with the University of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, delivers Julian Argüelles for our Jazz at The Maj series, and we will be sending a staff member there as we discover new methods to inspire our musicians. Two young musicians and a Music Director will also attend the Brubeck Institute in California thanks to the Geoffrey Christian Artist Exchange fund. This is an invaluable experience for some of our younger artists to travel and work with peers from around the world in an intensive course. And finally, the jewel of WAYJO’s international program, and supported by our Principal Partners North West Shelf Gas, we will welcome the staff and students of Showa University, Japan, for one week in Perth and send six of our musicians to Kawasaki in a cultural exchange program that for the last four years has delivered benefits and memories that have changed lives in both countries. WAYJO are always exploring the highest quality opportunities for our musicians to grow in their careers and experience what the world has to offer, and our thriving international exchange program is one of the best ways we can do this. We are grateful to our supporting partners for offering these experiences.


WAPPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble In an exciting collaboration, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world in the WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble. WAAPA Jazz students, WAYJO and Year 12 students from across the state are invited to perform in this elite group, tutored by Tom O’Halloran. Tom O’Halloran leads the Jazz Piano department at WAAPA, Edith Cowan University. He currently holds a Master of Music in classical composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a Bachelor of Jazz (Performance) from WAAPA. Tom is a regularly commissioned composer and lectures in jazz composition, as well as improvisation, ensemble studies and piano workshop. WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble Thu 24 May, 7pm | FREE The Edith Spiegeltent, ECU Mt Lawley


WAYJO Spotlight on Jess Herbert Office Manager & Assistant to the GM

How did you first get involved with WAYJO? I joined the WAYJO saxophone section in 2009 whilst studying a classical saxophone degree at WAAPA. You play around Perth and teach as well, tell us a little about that. Since graduating from WAAPA in 2011, I’ve worked with and played in several bands around town and several musicals as a pit musician. Now I run my own band called the Perth Cabaret Collective which is a 10 piece Trad Jazz band. I started teaching in 2010 at John Septimus Roe Anglican School whilst in my second year at WAAPA and I now work at UWA where I take the UWA Jazz Ensemble broadening unit, the UWA Junior Saxophone School and teach privately at home. What have been some of your highlights during your time at WAYJO, as both a band and staff member? Looking back on my time now, it’s incredible to see how much of an effect WAYJO has had on my playing career to date. My most memorable WAYJO moment when I was a member would have to be playing with Fred Wesley at the Perth Concert Hall. As a staff member there are so many highlights. For me the true highlight of my job is working with our incredible musicians every day. The privilege of watching our members progress and become the next leaders in our jazz industry is truly humbling.


What are you looking forwards to in WAYJO’s future? WAYJO’s future is very, very bright. If the success of this year is anything to go by, I think the next few years are going to see WAYJO come into it’s own as one of the leading youth arts organisations in Australia. I’m so lucky to be part of such a small but dedicated team here at WAYJO and I look forward to celebrating many more successes in the year to come. 43


Who We Are and What We Do Since 1983, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra has provided opportunity and inspiration to some of Australia’s most outstanding jazz artists. WAYJO has earned acclaim for performances of the highest caliber, and regularly works with award-winning Australian and international artists. WAYJO produces an annual season of outstanding jazz music, from classics to brave new contemporary work, as well as running educational and touring programs. Through education, rehearsals, performances, workshops, touring and exchange, we strive to achieve excellence on an international level and to captivate audiences with exceptional performance experiences. Staff General Manager Simon Keen

Board Chair Lloyd Smith

Artistic Director & Wednesday Night Orchestra Music Director Mace Francis

Deputy Chair Tony Ottaviano Treasurer Laura Coles

Office Manager & Assistant to the GM Jess Herbert

Board Members John Frame Georgia Malone Brian Murphy Daniel Susnjar Simon teBrinke David Woolfe

Marketing Coordinator Justine Thornley Tuesday Night Orchestra Music Director Marty Pervan Monday Night Orchestra Music Director Ricki Malet

Band Representative Tim Newhouse

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Band Bookings

Jazz Up Your Next Event with WAYJO From duos to quintets or a full big-band, WAYJO performs at a variety of functions throughout Perth during the year, from large corporate events to intimate parties and weddings. Our hirers have been so impressed by the talent and professionalism of our musicians that they’ve booked us over and over again. WAYJO can tailor a package for you whatever your budget, so contact us today; 08 9471 1950 “We enjoyed a very successful Telethon weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. Entertainment was ideal and the talent were extremely polite and a pleasure to have at the Resort. Thanks again and we will recommend WAYJO at any opportunity.” Kristi Ullrich, Marketing Manager at Cable Beach Resort


Sponsor WAYJO As the state’s premier home to emerging jazz big-band talent, WAYJO holds core values of Opportunity, Innovation, Inspiration and Excellence that are common with many corporate missions. We welcome interest in developing new partnerships to align with WAYJO’s unique program of activities and WAYJO aims to forge relationships that enhance the reputations of the companies we align with. WAYJO will tailor packages to suit your corporate needs, and can provide a range of benefits in partnership. Your alignment with a key youth arts organisation will develop connections within a vibrant community sector and provide engaging stories for leveraging against brand promotion. For more information on how your contribution will impact young artists and enrich Western Australia’s cultural life, contact us today; 08 9471 1950

Trust and Foundation Supporters Bendat Foundation McCusker Charitable Foundation Simon Lee Foundation The Geoffrey Christian Artist Exchange Fund 46

2018 WAYJO Partners Principal Partner

Government Partner

Education & Regional Tour Partner

Major Partner

Official Partner

Supporting Partners

Launch Supporters



Exclusive Offers and Access WAYJO is grateful for the support of our donors, large and small. We offer a number of ways in which you too can help us to offer all the opportunities available to our young artists. Women in Jazz

240 Club

Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 program, all donations made to our 2018 Women in Jazz program will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Donations will cover artist fees, travel and accommodation for our valued guest artists.

Launched in 2016, WAYJO’s 240 Club has grown to a valued cohort of members. For only $20 a month, you can contribute to our general operations. At the price of a flat white every week, it’s affordable, and in 2017 our 240 Club members received invitations to open rehearsals with Ed Partyka, WAYJO CD’s and more.


Ticket Bookings WAYJO tickets are available through a range of agencies, dependent on the venue the show is performed at.

Slap and Tickle State Theatre Centre of WA

Kate Ceberano Astor Theatre 13 28 49

Jazz at The Maj Downstairs at The Maj Jazz for Juniors Dress Circle Bar, His Majesty’s Theatre King Street Corner Pocket His Majesty’s Theatre & King Street (08) 6212 9292 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Quarry Amphitheatre 1300 723 038

Booking fees and charges may apply

In Person: His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office, Mon Fri 9am – 5.30pm, Sat 10am – 5.00pm State Theatre Centre of WA, Mon - Fri 10am – 5.30pm Subiaco Arts Centre, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Subscriptions available through Perth Theatre Trust 49

2018 Event Calendar JANUARY Sat 27 Jan, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle Tue 30 Jan, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle Wed 31 Jan, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle

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FEBRUARY Thu 1 Feb, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle Fri 2 Feb, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle Sat 3 Feb, 20:00 | Fringe World Festival: Slap and Tickle

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MARCH Fri 2 Mar, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Celebrating the Greats Fri 2 Mar, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Celebrating the Greats Sat 3 Mar, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Celebrating the Greats APRIL Fri 6 Apr, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Ladies Sing the Blues Fri 6 Apr, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Ladies Sing the Blues Sat 7 Apr, 15:00 & 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Ladies Sing the Blues Tue 17 Apr, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors Fri 20 Apr, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors 30 Apr to 5 May | Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour: Northam, Kalgoorlie, Merredin and Narrogin

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MAY Fri 4 May, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Ellen Kirwood Fri 4 May, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Ellen Kirkwood Sat 5 May, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Ellen Kirkwood Sat 19 May, 19:30 | Kate Ceberano

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JUNE Fri 1 Jun, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Alex Silver Fri 1 Jun, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Alex Silver Sat 2 Jun, 15:00 & 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Alex Silver

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JULY Tue 3 Jul, 19:30 | King St Corner Pocket Gala Opening 5-7 Jul, 18:00 | King St Corner Pocket Festival Tue 3 Jul, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors Fri 6 Jul, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors 17 to 20 Jul | Act-Belong-Commit Regional Tour: York, Moora, Kalbarri & Geraldton

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AUGUST Fri 3 Aug, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Julian Argüelles Fri 3 Aug, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles Sat 4 Aug, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Julian Argüelles

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SEPTEMBER Fri 7 Sep, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Atomic Basie Fri 7 Sep, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Atomic Basie Sat 8 Sep, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Atomic Basie Tue 25 Sep, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors Fri 28 Sep, 9:30 & 11:00 | Jazz for Juniors

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OCTOBER Fri 5 Oct, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Migiwa Miyajima Fri 5 Oct, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Migiwa Miyajima Sat 6 Oct, 15:00 & 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Migiwa Miyajima

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NOVEMBER Fri 9 Nov, 15:00 | School Concerts & Workshops: Artemis Orchestra Fri 9 Nov, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Artemis Orchestra Sat 10 Nov, 19:30 | Jazz at The Maj: Artemis Orchestra Thu 22 Nov, 19:30 | Duke Ellington’s Nut Cracker Fri 23 Nov, 19:30 | Duke Ellington’s Nut Cracker

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Maylands Town Hall 192 Guildford Rd (cnr Eighth Ave) Maylands WA 6051 Post PO Box 134 Maylands WA 6931 Phone +61 8 9471 1950 Email

WAYJO 2018 Season Brochure  

2018 sees the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrating it’s 35th anniversary, a major milestone for our arts community and Australia...

WAYJO 2018 Season Brochure  

2018 sees the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrating it’s 35th anniversary, a major milestone for our arts community and Australia...