NWA Jazz Society Announces Audition Dates for the Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society announced in a Friday, December 17 press release their audition dates for the sixth season of their Jazz All-Stars Youth Ensemble.

Selected high school students will rehearse on Sundays throughout the spring in alternate venues while studying jazz techniques taught by professional musicians from the Fayetteville Jazz Collective.

The program will conclude with a professional studio recording, a masterclass with a nationally recognized jazz artist and a public performance at the Walton Arts Center, the statement said. Auditions will take place January 29 in Fayetteville and January 30 in Bentonville.

“This is a unique opportunity for aspiring jazz musicians,” says Robert Ginsburg, artistic director of NAJS. “By studying with professional musicians, students can both grow musically and acquire professional skills. “

High school students who play trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, drums and bass are currently being recruited. Rehearsals will begin on February 6 and end on May 1.

Interested musicians can find out more and register to audition here.

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