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2020 Auditions + Website Updates:

Last updated on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020.

2020 SEASON YOUTH JAZZ AUDITIONS ARE OPEN.
CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR PERFORMANCE TIME.
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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.

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All the best, Mr. B

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WINTER NEWSLETTER + MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

2020 Season Auditions are now OPEN: Spread the word!

2020 MMEA In-Service Workshop Conference:

 

2020 Charlie Parker Celebration Student Music Boot Camp:

repertoire

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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studio

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

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education

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 SPRING AND SUMMER ONLY PROGRAM

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. 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. YOUTH JAZZ repertoire consists of creatively arranged versions of existing jazz masterworks and commissioned original compositions that are performed and recorded. YOUTH JAZZ meets during the months of April, May, June, and July each season. YOUTH JAZZ performs concerts and records an album during July. Submit an inquiry to audition or contact the Artistic Director for more information about the KC Area Youth Jazz program.
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Photograph: "The Scout" by Duane Hallock.
Photograph: "The Scout" by Duane Hallock.

2019 Products

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.