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
The full school-year bands are open by audition to all musicians high school age or younger in the greater Twin Cities area.
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Mid Level Honor Jazz Band Program
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
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.

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News & Events
Concert Calendar

Please join us for our first concert of the 2019-2020 season.

Two fabulous jazz big bands comprised of musicians from across the Twin Cities area. Free admission.

Sunday Nov 24, 2019
6:45 - 9:00 PM
Justice Page Middle School
  • 6:45 Dave Mitchell's Band
  • 8:00 Phil Holm's band
Justice Page Middle School Auditorium

1 W 49th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55419 - Map

The easiest parking lot is on 50th Street on the south end of the school.

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

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

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Season 2010/2011

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


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