Two scholarships were awarded to Summer Jazz Camp students this January 2018. The recipient of the major award, the Sarah Waugh Return scholarship was pianist Yann Delaunay from New Caledonia. He was presented his award by sponsors Mark and Juliana Waugh. Yann is an outstanding musician who fully embraced the life and spirit of […]
Enrol now for lessons in 2018 We have an insanely great drum teacher at JWA, available for drum lessons on the lower north shore and definitely good enough to warrant coming from anywhere in Sydney. Jamie Cameron has vacancies for students in 2017 at our St Leonards studio. He is best known for his jazz […]
We were excited to hear that one of our former students, pianist & vocalist Emma Grace Stephenson, has won the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship for 2017. Emma came to jazz camp and, inspired by the experience, came to JWA for piano lessons and to join our jazz combo program. She was accepted into the jazz […]
We put together an “all-star” big band to play for a Parramatta Rotary club function. It was at the Holiday Inn at Parramatta. Everyone in the band was a member of our combos (except for one last-minute substitute, Thanks Lee). It was a 13-piece ‘little big band’ format, playing specially arranged or adapted music. It […]
What better way to end a term than with a jam? Saturday September 23, a bunch of students from our combos did just that.
JWA 10th Anniversary Concert Monday 28 August Chatswood RSL Club auditorium (Victoria St, Chatswood) 6:15pm. Free entry. Meals & drinks available. Families and kids welcome. Who’s performing? All our students have been invite to perform including everyone taking private lessons and all our combos. Jazz Workshop Australia is ten years old this year, 2017. […]
June 9-11 our Junior combo performed in the Merimbula Jazz Festival. Merimbula is on the far south coast of NSW, and the festival is one of the longest-running in Australia. We have sent groups there before but this is the first time we have showcased our youngest jazz players there. The musicians in the combo […]
Our over 18s-only adult combos will be playing a concert at the Jazz Workshop on Monday May 22 from 7pm. it is the end-of-course performance for the introductory Combo I, and mid-year recital for the advanced Combo II. Free entry, all welcome. The Jazz Workshop is First floor, 58 Atchison St, St Leonards.
We are excited to announce that New York Australian expat and acclaimed jazz piano virtuoso and vocalist Matt Baker will be teaching at Summer Jazz Camp 2018. No stranger to Jazz Camp, Matt Baker was a popular regular on the teaching faculty before moving to live in New York. He has since enjoyed a stellar […]
From term 3 of this year (2017) we’ll be running a new combo for school-aged beginners. At the moment the day and time are TBC – that will depend on what suits a quorum of members. All the musicians in the current ‘beginner’ groups aren’t beginners any more, so we need a new combo for […]