WA has a vibrant live jazz scene and some great organisations and clubs bringing people together who share a love of jazz. The WA Jazz Directory lists artists, bands & ensembles, composers, arrangers, venues and organisations from all around Western Australia.
If you are a jazz musician and your name or your band is missing from this directory, please submit your details using the ‘submit your listing’ button. Submissions are moderated, so it may take a day or so to see your listing go live. Basic listing (name and contact/web link) is free. To add your image, bio and be added as a featured listing requires paying a small membership fee. (Visit the Membership page for more details).
The UWAJC was established in 2011 to organise and promote jazz-related activities at UWA including performances, jam sessions, listening sessions, workshops and masterclasses. It aims to raise the profile of jazz on campus and provide a platform for both students and professional jazz artists and groups to perform there.
Jazz is an important part of Western Australian culture. WA is home to the nation’s oldest modern jazz society and an internationally recognised institution for jazz education. Our jazz and jazz musicians are world-class. UWAJC is dedicated to bringing this vibrant aspect of our culture on campus to enrich the lives of UWA students.
UWAJC is not just a club for musicians. Avid listeners or curious newcomers to jazz are also welcome. Come along to one of our listening sessions to swap tunes or hear some new sounds. If you are a musician, our jam sessions will provide you with the opportunity to have a hit with fellow club members and professional musicians.
If you are a current or former student or staff member at UWA, whether you play jazz, want to learn more about it, or just love it, UWAJC is the club for you.
Edith Cowen University (ECU)
Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, the WAAPA Jazz Performance major produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians. The strength of the major lies in the focus on performance outcomes, and all educational units are based around developing these skills. Students have the option of pursuing a performance or arranging stream in their final year, culminating in a professional recital.
All students participate in many varied ensembles, from big bands to jazz trios and everything in between. The major also has a visiting artist program that is second to none, and prides itself on the depth of professional knowledge that is on offer to students year round.
Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, WAAPA Jazz produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians.
WAAPA Jazz faculty members include:
Chris Tarr (drums)
Fred Grigson (guitar)
Jamie Oehlers (saxophone)
Jeremy Greig (trombone)
Paul Pooley (bass)
Ric Eastman (drums)
Tom O'Halloran (piano)
Victoria Newton (voice)
For the Jazz performance schedule at WAAPA visit: www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music/jazz
Yokine Bowling Club
10 Wordsworth Ave Yokine
Entry $10 Members, $15 Visitors, $8 Students
Jazz Fremantle meets on a weekly basis, every Sunday afternoon, at the Navy Club in Fremantle.
The only qualification needed to be a member of the JGSWA is an interest in jazz guitar.
The PJS presents a diverse program of modern jazz music. Our performances are mostly in concert format and we aim to promote a listening culture at all of our gigs.
WAYJO is Australia’s leading youth jazz orchestra and one of the country’s cultural gems. It provides a unique experience for jazz musicians aged 14 to 25 who are the absolute cream of young jazz players from Western Australia and beyond.