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 2019, trumpeter Sean Jones returns as bandleader for performances in Asia alongside renowned jazz singer Kurt Elling.
NYO Jazz invites young musicians (ages 16–19) to audition for its 2019 season.
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.
Major support has been provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Clive Gillinson.
Additional support has been provided by Sarah Arison and Bank of America.