Audition applications for participation in 2019 WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) big bands are now open. Musicians interested in performing jazz and improvised music, who will be aged 14-25 (28 if in full-time study) and located in Perth during 2019, are encouraged to apply.
All performer positions are auditioned annually, offering members the opportunity to perform a range of jazz styles at some of Perth’s best venues, and travel regionally, nationally and internationally with top band leaders and touring guest artists.
A total of fifty-four places are available within three big bands – the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Night Orchestras – each auditioning for Saxophones (Alto, Tenor & Baritone), Trumpets, Trombones (Tenor & Bass), Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums plus Vocalists.
Auditions are held at WAYJO’s rehearsal studio in Maylands Hall, located close to public transport, with parking available along Eighth Avenue. Approximately 15 minutes in duration, all audition dates and times are allocated on a first come first served basis – so apply early;
Thursday 29 November, 2018 | 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday 30 November, 2018 | 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 1 December, 2018 | 9.00am – 6.30pm
Sunday 2 December, 2018 | 9.00am – 6.30pm
Whether aspiring to be a professional jazz musician or composer, WAYJO has something to offer.
2019 WAYJO Audition Applications close 11.59pm, Monday 12 November 2018 – if not filled prior.
Visit wayjo.com/audition for full details – but don’t delay, as WAYJO’s audition places booked out last year!
The WAYJO Education program is supported by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.