Tours

tour 2010 at Seaworld, OrlandoWe organise music performance tours to international and domestic destinations. Usually we audition musicians to form a group and then prepare them for touring. We can also organise a tour for your band, just contact us to discuss or for a quote. Take a look at one of our itineraries and ask can one of the big providers, the companies most people use, match the number and quality of opportunities we provide, or the level of service?

Our most recent tour departed December 27, 2011 for a twenty-two day tour of the USA and Barbados. Below is the itinerary (some details have deliberately been left vague here, but if you want to know what has been left out, email us or call). All flights were on quality airlines and accommodation was in 3 – 4 star hotels twin or triple share. Band director and tour director accompany the group.

How can we do all this? Simply because our focus at JWA is on education and the needs of our students. We don’t design holidays, we craft once-in-a-lifetime performance and study tours. We aim to give our students the experience of life on the road playing in sensational places to great audiences with a really good band. The next tour is scheduled for January 2014, with a shorter and simpler (and cheaper) itinerary but still AMAZING experiences. Here, as an idea of what we do,  is the  itinerary from our most recent tour:

DAY 1 – Tuesday 27 December (Sydney/Flight/LA)

Meals Provided – B/D

  • 6:00am – Meet at airport
  • 9:00am flight to Los Angeles, Korean Airlines.
  • Afternoon – Check in at hotel. Band Meeting.
  • Evening – Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – Wednesday 28 December (LA)

Meals Provided – B

  • AM – Rest/recovery
  • 1:00pm – GIG: (high profile venue, call us for details)
  • Evening – SIGHTSEEING: Avenue of the Stars

DAY 3 – Thursday 29 December (LA)

Meals Provided – B

  • AM – WORKSHOP: Wayne Wallace
  • PM – WORKSHOP: Bob Mintzer
  • Evening – Cirque du Soleil Iris at Kodak Theatre (included)

DAY 4 – Friday 30 December (LA/Flight)

Meals Provided – B

  • AM – SIGHTSEEING: Universal Studios
  • PM – SIGHTSEEING: Universal Studios
  • 7:30pm – Leave hotel
  • Evening – FLIGHT: LA to Bridgetown

DAY 5 – Saturday 31 December (Flight/Barbados)

Meals Provided – D

  • Arrive Barbados, check in at hotel and relax by the pool.
  • Evening – GIG: New Year’s Eve at the ****** restaurant

DAY 6 – Sunday 1 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B/L/D

  • AM – Relax at hotel
  • Lunchtime – GIG: ****** Hotel
  • Evening – GIG: ****** Resort

DAY 7 – Monday 2 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B/D

  • AM – SIGHTSEEING – Walk around Hastings
  • PM – Relax at hotel
  • Evening – GIG: ***** Resort

DAY 8 – Tuesday 3 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B/L/D

  • AM/PM – SIGHTSEEING: Catamaran Trip
  • Evening – GIG: ****** Hotel/Restaurant

DAY 9 – Wednesday 4 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B/L/D

  • AM/PM – SIGHTSEEING: Island Tour
  • Evening – GIG: *** Resort

DAY 10 – Thursday 5 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B

  • AM – Preparation for gig
  • PM – GIG: Frank Collymore Hall
  • PM – SIGHTSEEING: Bridgetown

DAY 11 – Friday 6 January (Barbados)

Meals Provided – B/D

  • AM – GIG/WORKSHOP: **** School
  • PM – Free time
  • Evening – GIG: **** Club

DAY 12 – Saturday 7 January (Flight/Orlando)

Meals Provided – B

  • 7:55am – FLIGHT: Barbados to Miami
  • 11:00am – Arrive Miami. Meet Coach at Airport.
  • PM – GIG: ***** Mall
  • Evening – Coach to Orlando

DAY 13 – Sunday 8 January (Orlando)

Meals Provided – B

  • AM – GIG: Seaworld
  • PM – Seaworld
  • Evening – buffet dinner

DAY 14 – Monday 9 January (Orlando)

  • Meals Provided – B
  • AM – GIG: DisneyWorld
  • PM – DisneyWorld

DAY 15 – Tuesday 10 January (Flight/New York)

Meals Provided – B

  • 12:00pm – FLIGHT: Orlando to New York
  • 2:30pm – Arrive New York
  • PM – SIGHTSEEING
  • Evening – Jazz Club: The Clayton Brothers at ***** Club

DAY 16 – Wednesday 11 January (New York)

  • AM – WORKSHOP: Dave Douglas
  • PM – WORKSHOP: Rufus Reid

DAY 17 – Thursday 12 January (New York)

  • 10am – GIG: ***** Museum
  • PM – SIGHTSEEING
  • Evening – Jazz Club: David Murray at Birdland

DAY 18 – Friday 13 January (New York)

  • All Day – CD Recording
  • Evening – SIGHTSEEING

 

DAY 19 – Saturday 14 January (New York)

Meals Provided – D

  • All Day – SIGHTSEEING/Shopping
  • Evening – End of Tour Dinner

DAY 20 – Sunday 15 January (New York/Flight)

12:40pm – FLIGHT: Depart New York (Flight no. KE 82)

DAY 21 – Monday 16 January (Flight)

In Flight

DAY 22 – Tuesday 17 January (Sydney)

AM- Arrive Sydney

Day 23 -Wednesday 18 January (Sydney)

  • 7:30pm: GIG: Evening concert at Jazz Camp

 

Phew, what an epic! If you’d like to audition for a future JWA tour, or if you’d like your school or community band to have some of this, then call  (02) 9966 5468 or email.

(+61) 2 9966 5468