Minnesota Youth Jazz Band
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The Full School-Year Bands are now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 season!
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 final concerts of the 2017-2018 season.

Sunday May 20
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Black Hawk Middle School Auditorium
  • 5:30 PM
    Jon Dostal's Band
  • 6:15 PM
    Andy Nelson's Band
  • 7:00 PM
    Dave Mendenhall's Band
  • 7:45 PM
    Bill Henry's Band
Tuesday May 22
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Famous Dave's - Uptown Mpls
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    North Metro Honor Jazz Band, directed by Brian Lukkasson
Wednesday May 23
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Black Hawk Middle School Auditorium
  • 7:00 PM
    Phil Holm's Band
  • 8:00 PM
    David Mitchell's Band
Black Hawk Middle School Auditorium

1540 Deerwood Dr, Eagan, MN 55122 - Map

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

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Season 2010/2011

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

 

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