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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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concert wrap

By Saul Richardson, Principal at Jazz Workshop Australia. We held our annual Jazz Workshop Australia ensembles concert this week, Thursday November 29 at Club Ryde X. Here are some thoughts. Earlier in the year we presented a concert of all our private instrumental students. This concert showcased another key aspect to what we do: the […]

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