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Mar 02 - Jul 11, 2013
WAYJO 2013 Season

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2013 marks the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra's 30 year anniversary. It's a jam packed season, including guests Darcy James Argue and Tim Davies

In 2013, WAYJO are presenting performances with four renowned guest artists: James Morrison, Jim Rotondi, Darcy James Argue and Tim Davies (pictured), as well as a 30th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring all three WAYJO bands and an all-star alumni line-up.

American instrumentalist and composer Jim Rotondi is Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.  Known for his rich, warm style, his performances with WAYJO are part of a pilot exchange program with the Austrian university. 

Darcy James Argue is a big band composer who blends the jazz tradition with raw, modern musical energy. His ground-breaking work 'Secret Society' with his 18-piece big band won critical acclaim. 

Tim Davies is a Melbourne-born Grammy Award nominee based in LA.  He combines classic big band themes with traditional and contemporary elements.

Along with the headline concerts, WAYJO will continue to present a wide range of performances throughout the year.  For more details on the program visit their website

Continuing their national composer-in-residence program, Brodie McAllister has been chosen to develop new piecesof jazz music for the orchestra, while Sam Timmerman has been announced as the associate composer-in-residence.

Originating in 1983, WAYJO provides a unique experience for West Australian jazz musicians aged 14 to 25. The band members are introduced to many experiences, including touring, training, recording and performing with world-class guest artists.  Recent success stories from WAYJO alumni include saxophonist Troy Roberts, who was nominated for a Grammy Award and represented Australia at the inaugural UNESCO International Jazz Day celebrations, vocalist/pianist Sarah McKenzie who received the 2012 ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album and bassist Linda Oh who was awarded Best Debut Album by New York's All About Jazz magazine.

Highlights of the 2013 season include:

March 2
James Morrison with WAYJO
Mundaring Weir Hotel

March 15 and 16
Jim Rotondi with WAYJO
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre 

June 15 
Darcy James Argue
The Bakery

June 21
Tribute Series: Soul - Latin - Soul
Devilles Pad

July 11 
Tribute Series: Ella and Basie!
The Ellington Jazz Club

August 9 and 10
Tim Davies Metro & Mandurah Concerts
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre

September 20
30th Anniversary Gala Event
Astor Theatre

November 24
Big Band Festival
Hyde Park, Perth

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Tim Davies may refer to: Tim Davies (pop art artist) (born 1959), British pop art artist, Tim Davies (artist) (born 1960), Welsh artist, Tim Davies (musician), British musician, Tim Davies (racing driver), British Formula 3000 racing driver, Timothy Davies (runner) (born 1977), Welsh athlete

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