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Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

Daniels Pavilion

Image of a student musician performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of Chuck Findley, trumpeter, in a promotional portrait
Image of a student musician performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of student musicians performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Image of a student musician performing on stage with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra
Dec 15, 7:00pm
Daniels Pavilion 7:00pm
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Youth Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert
with guest artist Chuck Findley

Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra


Dan Miller, director
Chuck Findley, guest trumpet

Jones — Big Dipper and Us
Van Heusen — Here’s That Rainy Day
Ellington — Boy Meets Horn, Solid Old Man and I Can’t Stop Loving You
Ellington — Cottontail
Davis — On Green Dolphin Street
Benny Golson — I Remember Clifford
Daugherty — I Fell In Love With You (The Day We Met)
Matt Finders — Milton Says and Two Trumpets, No Waiting
Foster — Who Me?


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra (NPYJO) celebrates its fifth year in 2019-20.


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra is generously sponsored by a generous gift from Marie and Bill Pastore.

Youth Jazz Orchestra

Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra


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 studies the repertoire and arrangements of jazz greats, such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Students also study jazz improvisation, small group arranging and original jazz composition techniques.

Learn more about the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Chuck Findley

Chuck Findley


As versatile as he is talented, Chuck Findley is an American session musician renowned among his peers. Most widely known as a trumpet player, he is also skilled with the flugelhorn, slide trumpet and trombone. In the words of celebrated session horn player and arranger Jerry Hey, “Chuck Findley can play anything.” Findley was a member on the band of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1994 to 2001 and has played or recorded with the likes of B.B. King, Elton John, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Carole King and a slew of others.

Dan Miller

Dan Miller


Dan Miller grew up in the vibrant musical scene of Chicago during the 1980s. He attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York City in 1991. He spent 11 years (1990-2000) as a member of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra, traveling the world and recording numerous albums and TV specials. Dan has also toured internationally and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman.

Since 2005, he has split his time between New York City and Florida, and he is currently a member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the musical director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra. Dan is a Yamaha clinician and performing artist and works with college bands, high school bands and private students nationwide. He is currently an artist-in-residence for the University of Central Florida’s School of Music in Orlando.

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