Last updated on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020.
New Season! We listened to some fine young jazz artist candidates from the KC region audition to start the process of selecting the 2020 KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows. We have more auditions yet to conduct and will announce selections the first week of March.
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This is a progressive program in our second full season. Our sincere congratulations to all of the 2019 KC Area Your Jazz Fellows on an outstanding 4-month season and for recording a great professional album to be released on the ARC Label. It truly sounds GREAT! Thanks again to Dr. Arthur White for writing some great music for Youth Jazz! We are planning a "listening event" in conjunction with the start of the 2020 KC Area Youth Jazz season.
All the best, Mr. B
- 2020 YOUTH JAZZ Audition Update: READ THE NEW AUDITION PROCESS!
- Announcement: Album Post-Production continues ... Mr. Crain says it's finishing up great and he works on the album for free between his regular clients at BRC Audio Productions in Kansas City.
- Secure eCommerce Store: 20 Vinyl LPs already sold! VISIT SHOP
- 2020 YOUTH JAZZ Chair Sponsorships News: 2 sponsors already! Get involved!
- Meet the 2020 YOUTH JAZZ Faculty - HERE! The Kansas City Globe related newspaper article: SEE IT HERE!
The Youth Jazz Experience
2020 Season Auditions are now OPEN: Spread the word!
- YOUTH JAZZ is a no participation fee spring and summer only program - yes, it's FREE.
- KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows perform + record commissioned original music written for them.
- We are looking for the top jazz players in grades 9-12 to work with in this opportunity.
- Contact us to inquire about 2020 Season auditions!
- 2019 KC Area Youth Jazz Season: It was a great first season! More...
- Announcement: CONCERT at 424 Lounge on Saturday, July 20 was great.
- Gallery Highlights Page: Find videos + photos. (visit link)
2020 MMEA In-Service Workshop Conference:
- GREAT NEWS: Mr. Burnett will be presenting a jazz clinic on February 24, 2020: DETAILS!
- Visit the MMEA website for the conference schedule.
2020 Charlie Parker Celebration Student Music Boot Camp:
YOUTH JAZZ IS A SPRING AND SUMMER ONLY PROGRAM
Join our other Supporters! The sale of KC Area Youth Jazz products allows us to offer youth participation in this program at no charge – yes, it’s FREE! Get involved today. Community members can also get involved with YOUTH JAZZ as chair sponsors, volunteers, consultants or business affiliates.