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Gavin Ahearn teaches piano and jazz combo for adults at JWA

New jazz combo for adults

  New members are welcome in our new jazz combo for adults We’ve started a new jazz combo for adults,  intermediate+ level, rehearsing on Monday nights and tutored by pianist Gavin Ahearn. It is for musicians who can already play their instruments well and have experience playing jazz. Anyone who has previously done our introductory […]

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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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Why you need more than just big band

From time to time we meet young musicians who are about to finish high school and aspire to study at one of the reputable tertiary jazz schools but are taken aback and disappointed when they don’t get past the audition. Why not? After all, they were one of the best musicians at their school, even […]

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2015 combos now enrolling

Do you play an instrument? Would you or your child age 8+ like to join a jazz band where you: a) play great music? b) learn how to improvise? c) learn the ways of jazz? d) play with other like-minded, enthusiastic and talented musicians? e) progress through a program with one of the best track […]

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JWA bands to play at Easter Show

A number of JWA Combos have been selected to perform at this year’s Royal Easter Show at Homebush later this month. On Sunday March 24, two groups will be playing: the JWA Academy Intermediate Combo, from 12 – 12:30 pm the JWA Academy Junior Combo, from 2 – 2:30 pm Another three groups will play […]

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