The Philharmonic Association is pleased to announce a new Director for the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, now based in Raleigh.
Dr. Greg Gelb is a recipient of a Jazz Fellowship Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. In addition to leading his Jazz Quartet, 8-piece Swing Band, BIG BAND, Latin Jazz Band and other small groups, he is founder and director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Society, and co-founder and player with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Francis Marion University and he teaches Introduction to Jazz online for Central Carolina Community College, and a Jazz Improvisation Workshop and private lessons at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a DMA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a Visiting Artist in the North Carolina Community Colleges and has taught music in universities and public schools throughout North Carolina. The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is for advanced high school musicians who want to develop the skills to perform a wide range of jazz compositions. The ensemble provides an opportunity to study and perform the best of big band and small ensemble jazz in a professional setting.
Auditions for the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will be held September 11 at Marsh Woodwinds. Visit www.philharmonic-association.org or call 919-645-8434 for more information.