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The JAZZONIAN Youth Honors Band features the most outstanding young Jazz musicians in South Florida. Dates for auditions TBA.

To be eligible for a JAZZONIAN Youth Scholarship, student must participate as part of the Jazzonian Youth Honors Band.

Students from grades 8-12th that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Jazz performance and improvisation are recommended by corresponding school band director and selected by audition.

Important Information:
Autition and rehearsal TBA. Participation is FREE for those Jazz music students selected by audition. All participating students will receive a certificate of participation. Selected students are required to attend rehearsals as scheduled TBA prior to main performance.

Audition Information:
Participating instruments can be Trumpet, Saxophone, Trombone, Guitar, Vibraphones, Drums, Piano, Bass, Vocals, others. Each student must:

  1. demonstrate a high proficiency in Jazz improvisation with solid knowledge of Blues scales, as well as excellent sight reading skills.
  2. memorize the head melody of various standard tunes--some of which may include: Autumn Leaves, Satin Doll, Song For My Father, Groovin' High, Blue Bossa, Blues for Alice, and others.
  3. improvise two chorus solo in Bb Blues.

Drums, piano, guitar, and bass will be expected to comp and play grooves/bass lines over standard Swing, Bossa Nova, Jazz Waltz, Funk and Afro-Cuban grooves in 6/8.

Vocalists will perform two standard Jazz songs: Blues swing style and Jazz Ballad. Performers must demonstrate traditional Jazz style and authenticity as well as able to improvise by scatting.

For additional information, contact Jazzonian at info@jazzonian.org

If you are a high school / college student wishing to participate as part of the 2014 Youth Honors Band, please summit the form below.

This is not an official sign-up form; it is mainly to let us know that you are interested in participating and get on the list to recieve updates and information about the JAZZONIAN Youth Scholarship program as well as the JAZZONIAN Youth Honors Band.

Please check this page for news and updates.



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2011 JAZZONIAN Legacy Awards
And the winners are: Ed Bell (WLRN), Lifetime Achievement; Phyllis Fee, Jazz Benefactor; and James Chism, Jazz Volunteer

Excellence in Jazz Education
Jazzonian is very pleased to announce its 2011 Excellence in Jazz Education Award. This year's recipient is Mr. Christopher Dorsey, Band Director of the Jazz Orchestra at Dillard Center for the Arts.


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As part of our commitment to inspire, educate, and bring people together, JAZZONIAN is available as a traveling exhibit to local community schools, institutions and organizations seeking to create more awareness of Jazz while celebrating the rich history of this unique American art form. If you would like JAZZONIAN to be part of your special event, contact Bobby Ramirez, info@jazzonian.org



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