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WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 22, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life skills, like self-confidence and collaboration. What was once a single 18-piece ensemble has grown...

Jazz fusion: Reinventing Count Basie

Jazz fusion: Reinventing Count Basie

Vesh Arumugam, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Count Basie's remarkable legacy can undoubtedly be remembered by the swinging hit, One O'Clock Jump. The song written in 1937, was an instant hit for jazz lovers and jitterbugs alike. WAAPA is playing homage to the tune with the upcoming event, One O’Clock Jump, starring a jazz vocal ensemble. This...

WAAPA jazz plays on

WAAPA jazz plays on

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The talent bubbling up in the Perth jazz scene was on show in the classic quirky Edith Spiegeltent on Thursday 17 August as jazz students took to the stage to show their mastery. WAAPA's The New Standard, was directed by acclaimed jazz musician and winner of the Best Jazz Artist Award in 2014, T...

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