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NYO Jazz

NYO Jazz gives outstanding young jazz musicians from across the country the opportunity to perform as cultural ambassadors on an international stage, sharing a uniquely American musical genre with cultures around the world through an international tour.

In 2020, NYO Jazz’s program activities will take place online in light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19. From July 6 to 17, members of NYO Jazz will engage in digital training, mentorship, and performances led by esteemed jazz artists and national youth ensemble alumni. In addition to taking part in private lessons, studio sectionals, and master classes, participants will have the opportunity to make music together as part of an inspiring community of extraordinary musicians. Further details about digital offerings in the summer of 2020, including a schedule of events available for viewing by audiences at home, will be announced later in June.

NYO Jazz 2019 Videos

NYO Jazz in Zhuhai: “Struggle Gives You Strength”
Written for Sean Jones and NYO Jazz 2019, Jihye Lee’s “Struggle Gives You Strength” is an important reminder of how to push through life’s tough moments, whether onstage or off.

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NYO Jazz invites young musicians (ages 16–19) to audition for its 2021 season.

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Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

Major support has been provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Clive and Anya Gillinson, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc.

Additional support has been provided by Sarah Arison, and Bank of America.

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Public funding has been provided by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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