Fall auditions are now closed.
Fall auditions for the 2020-21 Season are now closed. Please check back later for information about Spring auditions. .
The NPYJO accepts students between the ages of 12 and 17. For additional information, please email YouthJazzOrchestra@artisnaples.org.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra (NPYJO) celebrates its sixth year in 2020-21. Nearly 20 students from Lee and Collier County participate in the NPYJO each season where they learn jazz techniques and styles in a big band setting.
The NPYJO is an educational ensemble that has grown out of the success of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the All That Jazz series. Led by Dan Miller, trumpeter for the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, the NPYJO will study the repertoire and arrangements of jazz greats, such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.
This season, due to safety concerns related to COVID-19 the fall program will be mainly virtual classes. Students will study jazz improvisation, small group arranging and original jazz composition techniques with Dan Miller through online classes.
Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra Director
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