Mace Francis

WAYJO 2014 Program Launch

We launched our 2014 program last night at The Ellington Jazz Club.  How very exciting!  It is so good to finally be able to officially share our plans for this year.  Highlights of the program kick start off this Monday Feb 10th) at the Perth Concert Hall playing Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music with the Cape Town Opera Chorus as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.  TICKETS HERE.  We then have internationally renowned composer/trombonist Ed Neumeister join us on April 10th & 11th – two nights at The Ellington.

We will perform this years composers in residence (Elliott Hughes & Tim Newhouse) music at the Perth International Jazz Festival on the weekend of May 9-11.  We will be joined by John Morrison & Jacki Cooper (SYD) as well as a swag of local singers on August 16th at The Astor Theatre.  We will finish the year off with Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite on November 8th & 9th at the lovely Quarry Amphitheatre.

As well as the performance highlights we have 2 international exchange programs with Showa University of Music in Japan and the University of Graz in Austria.  There will be improvisation and composition workshops, national and interstate tours and the new Young Women in Jazz Program in partnership with SIMA.

What a year we have planned – and that’s not even all of it!  If you want to keep up to date with WAYJO – visit and sign up to the mailing list.  In the mean time check out our 2014 program on line and mark these dates down in your diary.

Adam with his beloved programs

Adam with his beloved programs

Hope to see you at a gig soon.

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