2013 USA Tour Postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the 2013 USA tour for twelve months. There was a lot of interest, and we got a bunch of people auditioning, but we weren’t able to put together a quorum of the more advanced players needed to make the band workable at the right level. Everyone who auditioned did […]

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Jazz For Kids Easter Holiday Music Camp

Jazz Workshop Australia can teach you how to play jazz through one of our school holiday music camps. There are camps for all levels and ages throughout the year. The camps cover learning to play jazz and jazz improvisation. The school holiday camps are held in our outstanding venue in St Leonards, five minutes walk […]

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SYJO Big Band 3 auditions

There are still some vacanicies in SYJO3, the junior ensemble of the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra. They are looking for sax players, trumpet, trombone and electric guitar. The band is for junior high school and upper primary students. This is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to play in a high standard jazz big band […]

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Ellen Kirkwood wins Rutherford Award

JWA trumpet teacher Ellen Kirkwood is the 2012 winner of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award. Congratulations Ellen! The Jann Rutherford Memorial Award was founded in 2005 to assist in the professional development of an outstanding young female Australian jazz musician. The Award is named in honour of the late jazz pianist Jann Rutherford, and is […]

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Buying a Drum Kit: a short guide

  Buying a drum kit. If you’re thinking about getting a drum kit for yourself or for a young drummer in your family and feel you don’t have nearly enough knowledge or experience to make good choices, the following guide will help you through the process. This guide assumes you’re relatively new to the world […]

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JWA students university audition success

A number of our students at the Jazz Workshop auditioned for various tertiary music courses. We congratulate the following on their audition success: Nick Henderson (bass, student of Saul Richardson, Advanced Combo, & SYJO) accepted into Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Oli Nelson (drums, student of Dave Goodman, Advanced Combo, & SYJO) accepted […]

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Gavin Ahearn

Here is a link to a Youtube video of Gavin Ahearn, one of our piano teachers, playing one of his own compositions, Nimbus, at Cafe church in Glebe, in 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caockSoagWU Gavin teaches on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.  

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Term 1 starts February 6

Regular music lessons and rehearsals at JWA resume the week of Monday February 6th. The office will be open for enquiries, bookings and enrollments from Tuesday January 31. We’re looking forward to seeing everyne again soon! Saul & Karen, JWA.

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