Tag Archives | SYJO

Just a quick update

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 […]

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Epic Trumpet Players Needed!

The Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra is looking for new trumpet players to audition for either SYJO (under 30) or SYJO2 (under 19). Full scholarships are available, sponsored by us here at Jazz Workshop Australia. Members need to be able to commit to weekly rehearsals in St Leonards during school terms. SYJO rehearses on Thursday evenings […]

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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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Interview with Emma Grace Stephenson

Emma Grace Stephenson is making her mark on the Sydney jazz scene as a fine, creative and versatile pianist and singer. Her playing continues to go from strength to strength. Other musicians are quickly discovering and appreciating her impeccable sense of groove, her tasteful, creative improvising, and her interest in exploring music well outside the typical […]

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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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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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Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO)

Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra is a band of 17 of Sydney’s finest jazz players up to age 25. It is the flagship ensemble of the SYJO program, a not for profit music training association dedicated to helping young musicians achieve the highest possible standards of performance. SYJO plays at the highest level, the equal of […]

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