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Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Grindhouse Grooves

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 26th Feb, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Oct, 12.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Box Beats

WAAPA's Jazz and Contemporary Music staff and students, along with special visiting guests, provide energetic sounds for that afternoon pick-me-up.

Opening night: 27th Feb, 2.30 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 2.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spiegel Jazz

Put a spring in your step with these energising free jazz gigs.

Opening night: 19th Mar, 12.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Sep, 12.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Studio Sessions

Uplifting sets of acoustic rock, folk, soul and pop from WAAPA's talented singer- songwriters.

Opening night: 20th Mar, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 28th Aug, 1.10 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble

In an exciting collaboration, WAAPA and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world.

Opening night: 23rd May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 23rd May, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Brassed Off Returns

Join WAAPA's Jazz Brass students and special guests as they lift the roof off The Edith Spiegeltent with favourite New Orleans funk and street grooves.

Opening night: 25th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Pat Metheny Songbook

WAAPA's Jazz Guitar students honour this guitar great in a concert of music from the Metheny songbook, spanning his exceptional career.

Opening night: 1st Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Phat Funk!

Get down and boogie with a choice selection of classic soul, neo-soul, funk and R&B favourites in a concert of sensational sounds and glorious grooves by the WAAPA Phat Funk Band.

Opening night: 7th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 7th Aug, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
ECU Mount Lawley & 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: 11th Aug, 10.00 am
Closing night: 11th Aug, 10.00 am
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Better Git it in Your Soul

WAAPA's Jazz students play a selection of 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: 15th Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 15th Aug, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Musicá Tambor Perú

The outstanding WAAPA Mini Big Band gets a Latin-beat boost from Daniel Susnjar's expert drumming skills and standout WAAPA Percussion students performing on traditional Peruvian instruments.

Opening night: 22nd Aug, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Aug, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Postgraduate Research Showcase

This free event offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

Opening night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Sep, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Too Darn Hot!

Come and be serenaded by the WAAPA Jazz Vocal Ensemble as they propel you into the wonderful world of close harmony, hot jazz and blazing grooves!

Opening night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Sep, 7.30 pm
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