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Tour success

The tour group have all returned safe and sound…half our luggage is due back tomorrow morning. We flew Korean Airlines, who were excellent apart from this. Internet access proved to be suprisingly difficult over the past few weeks, and hence no regular updates here. Tour members and their families were kept up to date via […]

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January 4 tour update

January 4 and the internet access drought is finally over. The free internet at Travelodge Hollywood was oatchy at best, and crashed the last day or two we were in LA. The hotel in Barbados, coconut court, was simply not telling the truth when they advertised free wireless internet. The same hotel also managed to […]

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Tour Day 1 and 2

The 2011/2012 USA and Barbados tour is under way! Day one: the flight over. An excited band and excited families met at Sy dney airport at the brisk hour of 6am. Check – in was uneventful apart from the confusion among the staff at the Korean Airlines counter: “you are only allowed one checked bag […]

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Band tour starts

After about ten months of preparation the JWA 2011/2012 international tour band is about to leave for Los Angeles. The whole three week itinerary is on our tours page, but it is LA – Barbados – Miami – Orlando – New York. Most of the musicians in the band came to it through Jazz Camp last […]

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Summer Holidays at JWA, and Merry Christmas!

After another wonderful year, our fourth, the Jazz Workshop is on holidays for the summer. Normal lessons and rehearsals resume February 6. On Boxing day our tour band will be coming in for a final rehearsal before we set off on tour on December 27. First stop is Los Angeles and a warm up gig […]

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Excellent HSC Results for 2011 plus advice on getting high marks

Results for the 2011 Higher School Certificate exam are out, and all the  Jazz Workshop Australia students have done well in music, many brilliantly. One highlight was Edward Tan, who attended Port Hacking High School. He scored 100% in Music Extension for performance. But there were lots of really good results. Carlo Antonioli scored 97/100 in Music […]

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Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO)

Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra is a band of 17 of Sydney’s finest jazz players up to age 25. It is the flagship ensemble of the SYJO program, a not for profit music training association dedicated to helping young musicians achieve the highest possible standards of performance. SYJO plays at the highest level, the equal of […]

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