The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra is the state’s premier organisation for young and emerging jazz performers, not to mention a cultural gem with a rich program for the public to enjoy. There’s no doubt WAYJO plays a crucial role in maintaining Perth’s vibrant jazz scene – playing over 50 events a year to over 20,000 people, and regularly performing alongside some of the jazz greats such as James Morrison. To get you excited about what’s in store for this vital not-for-profit, we’ve compiled a taster of exciting upcoming events.
When it comes to live jazz & blues music, Western Australia is home to many jazz & blues festivals throughout the year that are bound to keep your year bright and bustling with fresh grooves. With all your favourite sub-genres primed to play in select backdrops – ranging from the sprawl of Perth City to serene spots in the country – there’s something for everyone to keep an ear out for. Get on your dancing shoes as we present you with five jazz and blues festivals across Perth and WA.
Whether you are looking for a place to spend date night or somewhere to grab a drink and escape the colder weather, there are many clubs and bars across Perth where you can experience quality jazz music. Grab yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in a night of jazz with some of the cosiest jazz bars across Perth.
Two of Perth’s most popular songbirds, Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat, are bringing a revamped show to The Ellington in September, celebrating the timeless tunes of George and Ira Gershwin. Libby spills about song selection, inspiration,
and working with her bestie.
Keep it on the down-low, bro, but internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Paul ‘Pax’Andrews is possibly Perth’s best-kept jazz secret.