Website UPDATE:

Last updated on February 17, 2019.

  • Updated About Us Page
  • Updated Album Page
  • Updated Consultants Page
  • Updated Fellows Page
  • Updated Get Involved Page
  • Updated Home Page
  • Updated Newsroom Page
  • Updated Supporters Page


YOUTH JAZZ prepares and presents a varied repertoire of masterworks and commissioned original compositions for recordings and a variety of performances where music is of central consideration.

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Through a strategic business alliance, YOUTH JAZZ Students rehearse and record in Kansas City at the premiere professional recording complex in the Midwest USA: BRC Audio Productions.

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YOUTH JAZZ provides participating students with an artist experience in jazz ensemble performance, along with interaction with established artists, music industry experts, and noted educators.

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YOUTH JAZZ is a private applied music education and performance firm specializing in teaching the art of jazz ensemble performance and the craft of jazz improvisation to a select group of KC area youth artists.
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YOUTH JAZZ is comprised of student musicians who are among the top jazz artists of their generation. Members are determined by a rigorous audition process before the start of each annual performance season. 
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YOUTH JAZZ repertoire consists of creatively arranged versions of existing jazz masterworks and commissioned original compositions that are performed and recorded.
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Photograph: "The Scout" by Duane Hallock.
Photograph: "The Scout" by Duane Hallock.

2019 Products

Join other 2019 Supporters! YOUTH JAZZ produces three products each season that support the program. Get involved today. Community members can also get involved with YOUTH JAZZ as chair sponsors, volunteers, consultants or business affiliates.