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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA in the Park

Be wowed by the outstanding Latin Ensemble and WAAPA's most accomplished Jazz and Contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics.

Opening night: 14th Mar, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 14th Mar, 7.00 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate Research Showcase

WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research.

Opening night: 23rd Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 17th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Benny Green Jazz Messenger

In this special concert, Benny will share his outstanding artistry accompanied by WAAPA’s talented instrumentalists and vocalists in an evening of exceptional swing and groove.

Opening night: 7th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th 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: 21st May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 21st 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: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
New Directions in Peruvian Music

This exciting musical experience puts the stirring emotional power and rhythmic grooves of Peruvian jazz centre stage.

Opening night: 30th Jul, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Jul, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sounds of Brazil

If your only experience of Brazilian music is The Girl from Ipanema, then it's time to broaden your horizons and experience the incredible variety of rhythms and sounds from this exciting, dynamic part of the world.

Opening night: 5th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Electric Jazz

WAAPA’s Jazz students take us on an experimental journey of jazz fusion’s most famous works, combined with rock, electric instruments, and plenty of grooves.

Opening night: 13th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Muses of Mingus

WAAPA's Jazz students will play selections of Charles Mingus' works, tinged with the blues, hard bop, gospel, free jazz and classical music, in an uplifting tribute concert to this American jazz legend and his musical muses.

Opening night: 3rd Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 3rd Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Basie to Beyoncé

From the swinging sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie, to the smash hits of pop and R&B powerhouse Beyoncé, the WAAPA Jazz Vocalists and Big Band take you on a journey into the timeless world of vocal big band classics and beyond!

Opening night: 18th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Sep, 7.30 pm
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