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:
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. Click here for more information...
Mid Level Honor Jazz Band Program 2020 Applications Now Open!
Interested musicians in grades 7-9 are invited to participate. The instrumentation will be that of a traditional jazz big band. Click here for further information...
North Metro Honor Jazz Band Program 2020 Applications Now Open!
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. Click here for further information...
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.
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.
News & Events
Two December Events!
Sunday Dec 15, 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Apple Valley High School