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This event is sold out, sorry. Sunday August 12 At the Jazz Workshop, 58 Atchison St, St Leonards (5 mins from the station). 1 – 5 pm Cost: $155 ($120 for JWA students), includes afternoon tea. Spend a day working closely with our team of HSC performance experts to fine-tune (or kick-start!) your HSC performance […]

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Saul’s ultra marathon result

Saul Richardson (JWA Principal, guitar/bass/combo teacher & SYJO chief conductor) successfully completed the Sri Chinmoy Australian 24 hour track championships race over the weekend, Saturday June 23 – Sunday June 24. He walked a total of 128.856 km in 24 hours at Blacktown International Sportspark, where overnight temperature dropped as low as minus 3 ° […]

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Building a great band: Part 1 for students and parents

Achieving excellence in jazz band performance By Saul Richardson: Principal at Jazz Workshop Australia, Lecturer in Jazz Pedagogy at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Chief Conductor Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra, Yamaha Festival jazz adjudicator. Part 1: For Students and Parents If you are a member of a jazz ensemble (often called “stage band”, “big band”, “jazz […]

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June Long Weekend

There are no lessons or rehearsals over the Queen’s birthday long weekend June 9 – 11. Back to normal on Tuesday. Best wishes to all JWA students who are members of Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra heading off for their debut appearance at the Merimbula Jazz Festival. Three JWA faculty members will also be playing at […]

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Richardson to adjudicate at Yamaha 2012

JWA Principal Saul Richardson will once again be adjudicating jazz ensembles (stage bands/big bands) at the 2012 Yamaha Festival. He is looking forward to hearing from a big range of groups and is anticipating some truly polished performances this year. Here are a few tips from Saul for doing well. Bands that do very well […]

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Winter Jazz Camp July 9 – 11

Winter Jazz Camp is on again, Monday July 9 to Wednesday July 11. It is a non-residential program for musicians ages 10 to 20, held at the Jazz Workshop in St Leonards. It features a varied program including: Big band playing Combo/small ensemble playing Improvisation intsruction Jazz style Jazz theory and composition options Performance workshop Rhythm […]

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