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The Best of WAYJO 2018

by WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

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Hi Hat Man 08:45
Tuning Up 08:38
Ko Ko 06:05
Phaedrus 07:04
Der Traum 06:27
Ready 05:01
Feeling Free 03:02


What a year this has been for WAYJO! We celebrated our 35th year with a monthly concert series at Downstairs at The Maj and worked with some truly wonderful musicians from around the world.

The collection of music that you have here has been taken from about 40 hours of music that was recorded live at The Maj. They are special moments in time that show what all these wonderful young musicians are capable of, when they are given the opportunity to thrive and grow.

I love that you can hear the crowd, the bands encouraging each other, and the spectacular musicianship. What a vibe!

We hope that you enjoy the music as much as we did performing it for you.

Dr Mace Francis Artistic Director

WAYJO Live recordings by Kieran Kenderessy - Tracks 1-4 & 6-13 - during the WAYJO Jazz at The Maj 2018 season on location Downstairs at The Maj, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Western Australia.
SHOWAYJO Studio recording by Kieran Kenderessy - Track 5 on July 1st, 2018 at Crank Recording, Northbridge Western Australia.
Cover Photography by Eliza Cowling, Cover Design by Justine Thornley.


released December 1, 2018

WAYJO Monday Night Orchestra (MNO) on tracks 04 Pennies From Heaven, 06 Ko Ko, & 12 Feeling Free
Saxophones: Shaniqa Ratnasingam, Holly Forster, Ryan Zare, Finn Own, Jazmin Ealden.
Trumpets: Bob Tweedie, Charlie Teakle, Brendan Arbuckle, Alex Kinsey .
Trombones: Holli Hatherley, Nicholas Apostolou Garcia, William Brook, Sophie Bennett .
Guitar: Santiago Garcia
Piano: James Wilson
Bass: Gavin Proude
Drums: Julius Rogers
Vocals: Lucy Iffla

WAYJO Tuesday Night Orchestra (TNO) on tracks 03 Tuning Up, 08 Der Traum, & 10 Jazz Euphoria on Frenchman Street
Saxophones: Sean Hayes, Joseph Banks, Max Wickham, Thomas Hamilton-Stone, Meg Davidson.
Trumpets: Dusan Cuculoski, Henry Van Den Wall Bake, Zoe McGivern, Julia Wallace.
Trombones: Alex Parkinson, Ollie Lane, Harrison Nichols, Tom Salleo.
Guitar: Dan Garner (tr 03 & 08) & Kyle Imlah (tr 10).
Piano: James O’Brien Bass: Joshua Cusack Drums: William Chiew.

WAYJO Wednesday Night Orchestra (WNO) on tracks 01 Hi Hat Man, 02 Bye Bye Blackbird, 07 Phaedrus, 09 The Dust That Falls From Dreams, 11 Ready, & 13 Evil Gal Blues
Saxophones: Tessa Campbell, Claire Keet, Tom Walsh (tr 2, 7 & 13), Tim Newhouse (tr 1, 2, 7, 11 & 13), Harry Brooker (tr 1 & 11), James Sewell (tr 9), Tarmon Simpson (tr 9), Jemima Mills.
Trumpets: Matt Smith, James Chapman, Ben Lim (tr 1, 2, 7, 11 & 13), Dusan Cuculoski (tr 9), Zoe McGivern (tr 1, 2, 7, 11 & 13), Corban Chapple (tr 9).
Trombones: Steve Bickley, James van de Ven (tr 2, 9 & 13), Sam Hadlow, Alex Parkinson (tr 1, 7 & 11), Alistair Barrow (tr 1, 2, 7, 11 & 13), Rob Coleman (tr 9).
Guitar: Oliver Vonlanthern
Piano: Tim Voutas
Bass: Kane Shaw
Drums: Ryan Daunt
Vocals: Laura Igglesden (tr 09)

SHOWAYJO (Showa Academia Musicae, Japan & WA Youth Jazz Orchestra) on track 05 Chinese Whispers 2018
Saxophones: Tessa Campbell, Miu Kawano, Claire Keet, Max Wickham, Meg Davidson.
Trumpets: Ricki Malet, Dusan Cuculoski, Maiko Mukaida James Chapman.
Trombones: Tom Salleo, James van de Ven, Ryoka Kawachi, Tomohiro Tanaka.
Piano: Tim Voutas
Bass: Joshua Cusack
Drums: Fuga Akase


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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Perth, Australia

WAYJO is Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra and one of the country’s cultural gems. It provides a unique experience for jazz musicians aged 14 to 25 who are the absolute cream of young jazz players from Western Australia and beyond.

WAYJO is a not-for profit incorporated association.
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