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Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Music of John Scofield

With his distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, John Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls between post- bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B.

Opening night: 15th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Apr, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
ECU Mount Lawley and WAAPA Open Day

You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA. ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts.

Opening night: 18th Apr, 10.00 am
Closing night: 18th Apr, 10.00 am
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate Research Showcase

The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the

Opening night: 22nd Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Grand Designs: Jazz and the World

WAAPA has produced a myriad of innovative and world-class jazz composers and arrangers now located, seen and heard on stages all over the globe. For this special concert we've commissioned brand new music from our alumni, sparked by one central

Opening night: 6th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 8th May, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble

WAAPA is proud to welcome back this exciting showcase of the rising talent of the Western Australian jazz world.

Opening night: 13th May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 13th May, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Brassed Off

This concert showcases contemporary pop songs with a funky brass flavour that is guaranteed to get you moving.

Opening night: 22nd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sounds of Brazil

Brazilian music first entered popular culture with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa’s songs in the 1960’s film Black Orpheus. Suddenly, bossa nova was the new groove and Brazilian music soon blended with jazz and popular

Opening night: 27th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 27th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Journey in Swing

Join us for big band classics, vocal classics, and modern interpretations of some of the world’s most famous songs all in one entertaining performance.

Opening night: 19th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 19th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Mingus Dynasty

WAAPA's Jazz students play a selection on Charles Mingus' most famous works, tinged with soul, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music, in an uplifting tribute concert to this American jazz legend.

Opening night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Peruano Canta: Live Recording

Peruano Canta celebrates the thrilling intersection of contemporary jazz with musical traditions from far-reaching parts of the globe.

Opening night: 17th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Sep, 7.30 pm
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