Humber College and MusicFest Canada present
2017 National Youth Jazz Combo
Directed by Internationally Acclaimed Saxophonist Kirk MacDonald
Audition Deadline March 15th, 2017
For more info and audition information go to www.MusicFest.ca
In the great tradition of small group jazz, the National Youth Jazz Combo provides 4 – 7 outstanding high school aged jazz musicians with the opportunity to move their playing to a new level through rehearsal, performance and study with some of the finest professional jazz artists in the world. Directed by renowned Canadian saxophonist and composer Kirk MacDonald, the NYJC is a one-of-a-kind training program only open to Canadian youth.
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Youth Jazz Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 NYJC will come together again during the summer to rehearse, perform and record as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the Summer Jazz Workshop for Youth. In both cases members will be on full scholarship covering travel, accommodation and registration fees where applicable.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival, June 26 – July 2nd
The NYJC will be participating in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Youth Jazz Showcase, participating in workshops and performances with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. The group will also present a feature performance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Travel and accommodation provided, participants are responsible for their own food and personal expenses.
Summer Jazz Workshop for Youth, July 3 – 16th
The NYJC will also be participating in the Youth Jazz Canada Summer Workshop receiving full tuition scholarships and accommodation for out of town participants.
2017 TRAINING PROGRAM
The 2017 NYJC schedule will see the NYJC start up in Niagara Falls for the week of MusicFest Canada from May 14 – 20, and then come back together again in Toronto for three full weeks from June 26 through to July 16th. During the three week summer schedule, the group will participate in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop. The summer program continues as a full scholarship opportunity with travel, accommodation and registration costs fully covered by Youth Jazz Canada for the duration of the three weeks. Participants are responsible for food and personal expenses.
NYJC will arrive in Niagara Falls on Sunday, May 13 rehearsing that evening and over the course of the week.
The combo will perform several times during the festival including feature performances on the Mainstage, spots during the festival and the Awards Presentation Ceremony.
Participation in the band is free, and members receive tickets to all MusicFest concerts and clinics including access to the MusicFest Canada Scholarship Program.
Students may apply and be accepted into both the Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band and the NYJC as the rehearsal and performance schedules of the two groups are not in conflict with each other. Please note that separate audition requirements are in place for each group.
For further information on audition requirements and deadlines, please go to www.musicfest.ca