Jazz Band of America
Jazz Band of America

Jazz Band of America

Part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha
March 8-11, 2017

Music for All’s tradition of outstanding national honor ensembles showcasing the finest high school musicians includes the Jazz Band of America. The Jazz Band of America is comprised of high school musicians, selected by recorded audition.

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2017 Jazz Band of America 

Part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha
March 8-11, 2017

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Michael Tomaro

2017 Conductor
Director of Jazz Studies, Duquesne University

 

 

 2017 Deadlines

  • Application/Audition Deadline: October 1, 2016 - $45 application fee

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Music for All’s tradition of outstanding national honor ensembles showcasing the finest high school musicians includes the Jazz Band of America. The Jazz Band of America is comprised of high school musicians, selected by recorded audition. The Jazz Band of America is recognized as one of the top honor ensembles for young musicians in the nation, with a prestigious legacy and reputation for the highest level of excellence. Many members of the Jazz Band of America are also selected for the GRAMMY® jazz bands. Past conductors and guest artists include Patti Austin, Shelly Berg, Wayne Bergeron, Ndugu Chancler, John Clayton, Lou Fischer, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Ron McCurdy, Allen Vizzutti and Phil Woods.
 

Jazz Band of America Highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work under the baton of a world renowend conductor
  • Written evaluation of auditions for all Jazz Band of America applicants
  • Instrumental master classes with respected professionals
  • Jazz Band member and family reception and party
  • Personalized certificate, patch and exclusive Jazz Band of America member lapel pin
  • Recording Package and Group Photograph
  • Jazz Band of America members are eligible to be nominated for The Revelli Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Music for All National Festival participating senior intending to study music performance or music education and pursue a career as a music educator
  • Membership in an elite family that annually includes only a select number of the most outstanding musicians nationwid
 

 Ndugu Chancler raps with the Jazz Band of America!

 

Past Jazz Band of America Members

 

Past Jazz Band of America Conductors and Guest Artists include:

 
 
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