We have selected some fine young jazz artists for the 2020 KC Area Youth Jazz season.
Auditions concluded with the award of 14 individual KC Area Youth Jazz Fellowships this season. We have two ensembles. There is no designation or ranking. The names of the ensembles are given by the time that they will meet each week during the season. All of these young musicians are very fine jazz instrumentalists. This is a progressive program in our second full season. Positive word is getting out about Youth Jazz.
Again, our sincere congratulations to all of the Alumni 2019 KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows on an outstanding 4-month season and for recording a great professional album that is FINALLY finish and is to be released on the ARC label to all of the major music stores worldwide. 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 2020 KC Area Youth Jazz season.
Also, we are a nonprofit organization. Any contributions or purchases from this website are now 100% tax-deductible!
Get involved! It's going to be great!
Some free jazz artist resources include:
Thanks for your interest!
Christopher L. Burnett
Founder and Artistic Director
2020 SEASON AUDITION GALLERY
KC Area Youth Jazz Auditions are now held live at the BRC Audio Productions studio by appointment. Our process no longer requires making videos like those below. The videos demonstrate a level of proficiency that most successful YOUTH JAZZ applicants possess.
2020 KCAYJ FELLOWSHIPS
BECOMING A KCAYJ FELLOW
YOUTH JAZZ will announce the individual names and respective instruments of current fellows along with their home city or town.
Significant music educators like band directors and private instructors will also be acknowledged.
KCAYJ appreciates the fact that most of the leading jazz artists working in the field today significantly benefited from the collective efforts of the entire jazz community.
We believe it is important for balance and perspective to acknowledge the involvement of our music educator colleagues who teach and mentor KCAYJ FELLOWS.
Use our inquiry form to sign up for an audition packet.
2020 SEASON AUDITION INQUIRY FORM
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