Minnesota Youth Jazz Band
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Full School-Year bands are now accepting applications for the 2016/2017 season!
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We offer three different jazz big-band programs:

MMinnesota Youth Jazz Bandsid Level Honor Jazz Band Program
Applications for the 2016 Mid Level Honor Jazz Band Program are now closed. Here is more information about the current season.

North Metro Honor Jazz Band Program
Applications for the 2016 North Metro Honor Jazz Band Program are now closed. Here is more information about the current season.

Full School-Year Bands
The full school-year bands are open by audition to all musicians high school age or younger in the greater Twin Cities area. Three bands rehearse weekly, perform several concerts, and record a CD during the school year. The purpose of the program is to give young musicians further opportunities to learn and perform together, in an environment of high expectations and standards.

Click here for Application Information on the 2016/2017 season...

The instrumentation of each band is: five saxophones (two altos, two tenors, one baritone), four trombones, five trumpets, piano, bass, drums, and guitar. Auditions for the 2016/2017 season are held in August of 2016.

If you're interested in having a great time learning challenging jazz music in the company of other fine young musicians, we hope you'll join us!

MYJB performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 3, 2011

Montreux Jazz Festival 2011 - Click for Larger View

Rehearsal schedule for the full school-year program:
We have three bands, based on ability.

Jazz I, Jazz II and Jazz III rehearse:
Wednesday Evenings from 6:30-8:30
South View Middle School in Edina.

Youth in Jazz
The Minnesota Youth Jazz Band is organized under the direction of Youth in Jazz, a Minnesota 501 (c)(3) non-profit. The purpose of Youth in Jazz is to create opportunities for young people to learn about and participate in jazz music.

Questions or comments?
Please send an email to david.mitchell@comcast.net or call (651) 784-5136.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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News & Events
Concert Calendar
Please join us for our year end concerts of the 2015-2016 season.
Sunday May 22
5:30 - 9:00 PM
McNally Smith College of Music
  • 5:30 - Andy Nelson's Band
    6:15 - John Greene's Band

    Intermission

    7:15 - Dave Mendenhall's Band
    8:00 - Bill Henry's Band
Wednesday May 25
6:00 - 8:00 PM
McNally Smith College of Music
  • 6:00 - Jazz Ensemble II
    directed by Phil Holm

    7:00 - Jazz Ensemble I
    directed by David Mitchell
Tuesday May 24
6:30-8:00 PM
Famous Dave's - Uptown Mpls

North Metro Honor Jazz Band
directed by Brian Lukkasson


Locations:

McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange Street,
St. Paul 55101 - Map
(651) 291-0177

The concert is in the auditorium next to the History Theater. Enter through the doors on 10th and Cedar.

Suggested concert donation is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and under 12 is free.

Famous Dave’s BBQ and Blues Calhoun Square

3001 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis 55408 - Map
(612) 822-9900

Admission is free.


Watch the Mn Youth Jazz Band performing at Famous Dave's Mpls, Mn - November 2008

Double click for larger view.


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