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JWA intermediate combo young musicians aged 8 to 13 posed in a group

Combos 2018 underway

Our jazz bands are underway for the new year. The Saturday intermediate combo was first, kicking off on Saturday Feb 3, the very first day of term. Most of the members of that band went to Summer Jazz Camp, so were all fired-up and ready to play right from the start. They sounded terrific too. […]

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University auditions success

At the end of last year seven of our students auditioned for various university music courses. Most applied for jazz performance, but some were interested in contemporary and improvised music. And they all got in to top courses. Most of them had offers from multiple universities. The universities they accepted offers from included: Sydney Conservatorium […]

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Jazz camp scholarship winners

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 […]

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JWA stage band

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 […]

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10th Anniversary Concert

  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. […]

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Alumni of Jazz Workshop Australia

Here are some of our alumni. This is only the people who’ve gone on to do jazz at university or professionally, not the countless others who learnt a lot and found pleasure in playing music. Those things are very important too. Have we missed you? Let us know. Recent alumni: JWA students who successfully auditioned for […]

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Concert Rehearsals

Group rehearsals for the JWA Student Concert are on Sunday September 8 at JWA. Here is the schedule for the afternoon: 3:00 Peter Farrar’s group (downstairs) Ellen Kirkwood’s group (upstairs) 3:30 Rob Campbell’s group (downstairs) adults’ group  (upstairs) 4:00 Anna Savery’s group (downstairs) Richard Savery’s 1st group  (upstairs) 4:30 Gai Bryant’s group (downstairs) Trombone groups  (upstairs) 5:00 Andy Fiddes’s group (downstairs) Richard […]

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Don’t be a jerk!

Some Advice for High School and University/College Musicians. You have worked long and hard, over many years probably, to reach a high standard of playing. Maybe you even dream of becoming a professional player, or at least using your skills as a jazz musician to get some paid gigs to help you through university, or […]

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