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2016 Auditions

Thank you for your interest in performing with the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra on our Jazz For Kids program. It’s audition time and we look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with current members and hearing about their progress. We hope to welcome back alumni for special events along with new members. REPERTOIRE: Have […]


Closed because of winter storm

Thanks to those of you who support us and come hear us perform. Today’s show (Jan 24th) has been cancelled because of the storm conditions in the New York TriState area. We will see you next week and please remember to make a reservation as shows have been selling out recently.   Best,   David […]


2015 auditions

It’s audition time and we look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with current members and hearing their progress. We hope to welcome back alumni for special events along with new members. Have at least two selections ready that best showcase your present level and be prepared to be asked to play with fellow members […]


Be sure to check the upcoming tab

Make sure to check the ‘upcoming’ tab to see who some of the exciting guests are who are scheduled to appear with the JSYO. We have a record number of visiting ensembles this from the New York tristate area all the way to Perth, Australia with some from Illinois and San Francisco! Please be sure […]


JSYO Auditions 2014

It’s audition time and we look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with current members and hearing their progress. We hope to welcome back alumni for special events along with new members. Have at least two selections ready that best showcase your present level and be prepared to be asked to lay with fellow members […]


Auditions for Fall 2013/14 season

Auditions for the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra will take place in October on the first two sundays (6 & 13th) from 11:15 am to 3pm. Auditions will take place at Church Street School of Music and Art in Tribeca. If you click on the tab for Upcoming on this site you will find information on […]


Thank You PS 134

We would like to thank PS 134 who raised the sum of $173 dollars! On behalf of all of us we greatly appreciate your generosity!


Thank you from all of us at Jazz Standard Discovery Program

We would like to express our gratitude to the following schools who made donations to our Discovery Programs this year: PS 21 NYC PS 101 Forest Hills, Queens, NY PS 144Q Forest Hills, Queens, NY We really appreciate you helping us continue to provide these great programs to New York City schools! From all of […]


Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra!

At 2pm Sunday, October 21st we will begin what is for us a major milestone. We are now in our 10th year presenting the cream of NYC talented youth jazz musicians. In fact, nowadays, they come from from out of state – in fact from all over the world to guest with us! Please come […]


Audition time

Auditions will take place on the first two Sundays in October for what promises to be a very exciting year – our 10th anniversary! We hope to welcome back alumni for special events along with new members. In mid August we will post some general audition requirements and in the meantime, we look forward to […]


JSYO and Kanazawa Junior Jazz Ensemble featured on Japanese TV

Here’s a clip for everyone to enjoy of our visit by the Kanazawa Junior Jazz Ensemble. http://www.fujisankei.com/video_library/world-eye/jazzkids.php


JSYO will host jazz ensembles from three schools

In the next few months the JSYO will play host to three jazz ensembles! First up on April 1st are our annual special guests The Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts Jazz Ensemble. April 29th we welcome a jazz ensemble from Kanazawa Japan and on May 6th Fieldston Academy from NY will join us. Check […]


Thank You PS 21

JoAnn Diaferio called with some great news recently. The kids of PS 21 had held a collection for us and made a donation to our program. Thank you PS 21 for this very kind gesture!


Our youngest member yet – meet Kojo Roney (age 7)

7 year old Kojo Roney (Dad is leading saxophonist Antoine Roney) performed with the JSYO yesterday (Jan 22nd) and left us all gasping at his incredible natural ability. Have a look at him just having fun with a drum set on this video to whet your appetite for your next visit to our Jazz For […]


Hale School from Perth, Australia join JSYO

On Sunday December 4th our showtime begins at 1:30pm instead of the usual 2pm start. This early start has come about thanks to a very exciting visit by the Hale School Big Band – visiting from Perth, Australia. These young men will step off a 23 hour flight the day before but that won’t stop […]


Bruce Barth to give masterclass to JSYO on January 8th

Pianist Bruce Barth will conduct a masterclass with the members of the JSYO on January 8th, beginning with rehearsal at 11am. Bruce, in addition to his work as a leader is much in demand as an accompanist having spent years with Terence Blanchard including a stint with Tony Bennett.


Looking back on 2009-10

JoAnn Diaferio has faced, in the last two years, the challenge of trying to fit in as many schools as we possibly can.  As we approach the end of a school year we are being inundated with applications from new schools who have heard about us through other friends who are presumably teachers who have […]