REGISTER FOR SPRING '22 FALL SEMESTER

LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA SEATING & REGISTRATION  FOR FALL '22 !!

Thanks to Sponsors, Fred and Gee Katen, Spring Semester Tuition is only $75 TOTAL!

Includes: All music, instruction, professional mentors, JOI Jazz Language classes, comps to JOI events and concerts, and Masterclasses from world-renowned jazz luminaries!

FALL 2022 SEATING DATES

Wednesday Aug 17 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday Aug 20 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Schedule your time slot below.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Everyone who comes for a seating audition will be accepted!

 

Seating Audition Location: Community Lutheran Resource Center

3690 East Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89121

(Just west of Tropicana and Sandhill on Community Lane across from Community Lutheran Church)

WHY JOIN THE LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA?

Jazz Outreach Initiative launched the Las Vegas Youth Jazz Orchestra in fall 2019 to present a groundbreaking new opportunity for talented students from diverse backgrounds to break school boundaries across Southern Nevada and explore, learn, and play jazz!

The LVYJO is directed by local master trumpeter, composer, arranger, and CCSD Para-Pro, Mr. Gary Gordell.  Mr. Cordell is a co-founder of JOI and is the Director of Programming.  Skyping in for rehearsals from Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is JOI Founder, President, and Artistic Director, Mr. Kenny Rampton. 

Mr. Rampton is a world-renowned jazz master, composer, arranger and educator and is a native of Las Vegas.

LVYJO Members will enjoy performing masterworks from both historic and contemporary composers. Members will learn about the music many times from the actual composers, arrangers, and band leaders themselves. Masterclasses and clinics have included luminaries such as  Boris Kozlov (Dir. Mingus Big Band), Scotty Barnhart (Count Basie Orchestra Band Leader), Marcus Printup, Camille Thurman, Vincent Gardner, Julius Tolentino, Sherrie Maricle, Wynton Marsalis, Veronica Swift, and many more!  Students also benefit from weekly JOI Jazz Language classes included with tuition. And of course, the LVYJO will perform in public as a cultural ambassador for Las Vegas.

Students graduating high school who have been members of the LVYJO are attending prestigious jazz schools such as The Julliard School, USC, Michigan State, Berklee School of Music, UNLV, Peabody, and other universities.

This band is open to all middle school and high school students. To participate in the LVYJO, students must be a member of their school’s jazz band program if their school has one. Open to all instruments - including strings and vocalists.