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We ask prospective fellows to prepare a (1) Jazz standard with improvisation, (2) Improvise over the F blues form, and (3) Play all 12 major scales in 60 seconds. (4) We conduct a personal interview that requires a commitment to attending all rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions. Auditions for a Youth Jazz Fellowship are very competitive. Look for audition dates soon. Thanks for your interest in Kansas City Area Youth Jazz.

PROGRAM SAFETY INFORMATION

THE LEON BRADY ENSEMBLE AT THE PASEO ACADEMY

Kansas City Public Schools requires anyone at their facilities wear a mask when not playing.

THE BILL CRAIN ENSEMBLE AT BRC AUDIO PRODUCTIONS

BRC Audio ProductionsĀ maintains a policy that anyone who has been fully vaccinated should bring their card to the first rehearsal, and they can be unmasked. Anyone not vaccinated yet must be masked up while not playing.

FURTHER INFORMATION

KC Area Youth Jazz Follows COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Precautions of Kansas, Missouri, and the CDC.

Kansas:
*KANSAS OFFICE OF RECOVERY

Missouri:
*SHOW ME STRONG RECOVERY PLAN

CDC Guidelines:
*COVID-19

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

repertoire

YOUTH JAZZĀ 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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