Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, the Humber Summer Jazz Workshop has been suspended until further notice. We will update the site once more information is available.
Humber College and MusicFest Canada present
2020 Humber National Youth Jazz Combo
Directed by Internationally Acclaimed Saxophonist Kirk MacDonald
Audition Deadline March 15th, 2020
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.
2019 Humber National Youth Jazz Combo
2019 TRAINING PROGRAM
The 2019 NYJC schedule will see the Humber NYJC start up in Ottawa for the week of MusicFest Canada from May 12 – 18, 2019. Arrangements are being made for the group to then come back together again in Toronto for one week from June 23 through to June 28th. During the proposed one-week summer schedule, the group would participate in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as well as recording at Humber’s Gordon Wragg Recording Studios. This week-long program would continue as a full scholarship opportunity with travel, accommodation and registration costs fully covered by Youth Jazz Canada. Participants are responsible for food and personal expenses.
NYJC will arrive in Ottawa on Sunday, May 12 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.
For further information on audition requirements and deadlines, please go to www.musicfest.ca