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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What better way to end a term than with a jam? Saturday September 23, a bunch of students from our combos did just that.
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 […]
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 […]
Hi there, it’s been a while since we got a chance to post anything here, so a quick update is probably in order. At the end of 2015 six students from our program got full-time places in the very competitive jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney) with a seventh getting into the […]
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 […]
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 […]
The annual JWA combos concert will be on Thurdsay November 29 Ryde Ex Services Club 742 Victoria Rd, Ryde 6:00pm $5/$20 for families. Tickets at the door. Funds go to the Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestras. Featuring performances by all the JWA Combos and guest performances by the Syjo Big Bands.