James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra


James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra

The James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra (JMAJO) is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed James Morrison Academy program. James Morrison himself directs the Jazz Orchestra ably assisted by Director of Studies and Australian Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Graeme Lyall and Grammy Award winning Senior Teaching Fellow Jeff Clayton. The JMAJO, a 20 piece jazz big band, is noted for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance. JMAJO Concerts feature standards made famous by international jazz greats, original compositions and arrangements by Australian artists and the wealth of new work written by current and former JMA students.

Although only founded in 2015, the JMAJO tours Australia every year visiting major venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Adelaide. Outreach is a large part of the JMAJO touring schedule and the group enjoys workshopping and performing with primary and secondary schools all around Australia. To date, the JMAJO has performed alongside Grammy Award Winner Wycliffe Gordon, Grammy Award Nominees The One O’Clock Lab Band, Aria Award Winner Kate Ceberano, and Australian Jazz Award Winner Olivia Chindamo. In 2016, the JMAJO performed in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall for a live ABC Classics and Jazz recording alongside acclaimed Australian vocalists Sarah McKenzie and Anthony Callea.

‘In essence, this is a school not where on learns about music – but where one learns to make music’ - James Morrison


The James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra is part of the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season. You can become a subscriber by booking and paying for a minimum of four (4) of the 12 Main Season shows from the season brochure at any time during the year!


Ticket Prices:

Adult Subscriber: $60.00 |  Concession Subscriber: $60.00 | Youth Subscriber: $60.00

Adults: $70.00 | Concession: $70.00 | Youth U/25: $70.00 | Child U/15: $40.00

Performance Dates and Times:

Sunday 10th September at 7:30pm

Show duration:

To Be Confirmed.