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WAYJO's 40th Anniversary Festival

WAYJO's 40th Anniversary Festival

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend as WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) celebrates 40 years of outstanding artistic and professional opportunities for emerging jazz artists!

For one weekend only, the State Theatre Centre's Studio Underground and Foyer will be taken over by WAYJO, bringing together Perth's biggest jazz names alongside emerging artists to showcase and celebrate jazz culture.

On Friday night, enjoy a Gala performance with all three WAYJO bands and special guest alumni. 

Then on Saturday, take a trip down memory lane and immerse yourself in our mini festival hub of in-conversations, small group jazz ensembles, historic photo displays, alumni appearances, and big band performances. 

Be transported through time as WAYJO's MinterEllison Monday Night Orchestra, the St John of God Health Care Tuesday Night Orchestra, and the Wednesday Night Orchestra celebrate the greats playing classic big band jazz, music from the depths of the WAYJO library, and a line-up that traces jazz through to contemporary, translating be-bop to hip-hop.

With guest artists Jamie Oehlers, Libby Hammer, and Zero Emcee, this is an event not to be missed.