Youth Orchestra

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City’s leading jazz clubs often with guest artist’s from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. A typical Sunday commences with rehearsal/workshops at 11am until the club seats the audience. The band members break for lunch followed by a performance from 2-3pm. Due to the growing need for music education programs and the word spreading we have been forced to add a Saturday program at Church Street School of Music in Tribeca. This part of the program has a unique twist — the ensemble at Church Street is run by one of the youth orchestra members and culminates in a performance on a selected Sunday at Jazz Standard.