Minnesota Youth Jazz Band
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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!

We offer three different jazz big-band programs:

Minnesota Youth Jazz BandsFull School-Year Bands

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Mid Level Honor Jazz Band Program
2020 Applications Now Closed!
Interested musicians in grades 7-9 are invited to participate. The instrumentation will be that of a traditional jazz big band.
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North Metro Honor Jazz Band Program
2020 Applications Now Closed!
The intent of this band is to offer musicians in the North and West Metro areas a convenient opportunity to meet musicians from other schools, rehearse together, perform and produce a CD.
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MYJB performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 3, 2011

Montreux Jazz Festival 2011 - Click for Larger View

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.

Metropolitan Regional Arts CouncilMinnesota Clean Water Land legacy

News & Events
Concert Calendar

Two December Events!

Sunday Dec 15, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Apple Valley High School
  • Supersax Ensemble
    directed by Scott Johnson
  • Jazz Ensemble III
    directed by David Scalise
Apple Valley High School

14450 Hayes Rd,
Apple Valley, MN 55124 - Map

Admission is free.

Saturday Dec 28, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 PM
MYJB Get-Together & Jam Session for all current and former MYJB students, family, and friends.

We'll start with short performances by the 2019-2020 Jazz I group and the 2018-2019 Jazz I group.

After those performances we'll have an open jam session from 2:00 - 4:00.

We hope to see you there!
Crooners Lounge

6161 Hwy 65 NE,
Fridley, MN 55432 - Map

Admission is free!

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

Double click for larger view.

Season 2010/2011

2010/2011 & 2009/2010 CD's Available Now


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