YOUTH JAZZ ALUMNI

Youth Jazz Alumni come from cities and towns throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. KC is a bi-state metropolitan area anchored by Kansas City, Missouri. Its 14 counties straddle the border between the U.S. states of Missouri (9 counties) and Kansas (5 counties). With 8,472 square miles (21,940 km) and a population of more than 2.2 million people, it is the second-largest metropolitan area centered in Missouri (after Greater St. Louis) and is the largest metropolitan area in Kansas, though Wichita is the largest metropolitan area centered in Kansas. Alongside Kansas City, Missouri, these are the suburbs with populations above 100,000: Overland Park, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas; Independence, Missouri; and Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Youth Jazz is a unique program based in Creative Youth Development (CYD). CYD describes programs that blend excellence in artistic instruction with principles of positive youth development.

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Ali Carlton (website)
trombone
(2020)

Andreas Kellepouris (website)
tenor saxophone + soprano saxophone
(2020)

Anna Davis (website)
flute
(2021)

Ari Staggs (website)
piano + fender rhodes + acoustic bass + electric bass
(2021, 2022)

Asa Martin (website)
trombone + bass trombone
(2020, 2021, 2022)

Atzin Garcia (website)
alto saxophone + flute
(2019, 2020)

Ben Ogutu (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2020)

Blue Noyes (website)
drum set
(2022)

Brady Johnstone (website)
alto saxophone
(2022)

Brendan Sullivan (website)
trombone
(2019)

Brett Carter (website)
percussion
(2021)

Carson Krop (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2021)

Carter Beucher (website)
alto saxophone + soprano saxophone + tenor saxophone
(2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

Coleman Gliddon (website)
piano
(2019)

Daniel Gardner (website)
alto saxophone
(2021)

Emilio Alvarez (website)
all saxophones
(2019)

Guthrie Bricker (website)
drum set
(2020)

Henry Fears (website)
trombone
(2021, 2022)

Henry Scamurra (website)
alto saxophone + tenor saxophone
(2020, 2021)

Isaac Pieters (website)
acoustic bass
(2020, 2022)

Jackson Harrison (website)
tenor saxophone
(2022)

Jess Glennon (website)
guitar
(2021)

Jordan Faught (website)
acoustic bass + electric bass
(2021, 2022)

Joshua McKeague (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2019, 2022)

Joshua Rivera (website)
tenor saxophone
(2021, 2022)

Kenji Penniman (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2021)

Kenny Watson (website)
drum set
(2022)

Kiersten Glass (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2021)

Leah DeGarmo (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2022)

Logan Smoot (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2022)

Mac Sanmiguel (website)
piano + keyboard
(2020)

Mateo Navarro (website)
alto saxophone
(2021, 2022)

Maurice Butler (website)
drum set + percussion
(2020, 2021, 2022)

Michael McKeague (website)
drum set
(2019)

Miles Clemons (website)
piano + keyboard
(2020, 2022)

Nathan Oldham (website)
drum set
(2021, 2022)

Nick Walker (website)
alto saxophone
(2022)

Paige Ely (website)
electric bass
(2020)

Parker Blackinton (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2020)

Parker Woolworth (website)
piano
(2021, 2022)

Patricia Loving (website)
bass trombone
(2021)

Robert Law (website)
electric bass
(2019)

Sam Panico (website)
trumpet + flugelhorn
(2021)

Sam Walker (website)
piano
(2022)

Photo by Helen Traphagan

Spencer Addis (website)
tenor saxophone
(2019)

Will Elling (website)
trombone
(2022)


YOUTH JAZZ Consultants Guidelines are found here.

YOUTH JAZZ Fellows Guidelines are found here.

YOUTH JAZZ Terms and Conditions are found here.


GET INVOLVED

Join our other Supporters! The sale of KC Area Youth Jazz products, grants, sponsorships, and tax-deductible donations allow 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.

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