The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gregg Gelb, starts up its 2012 -13 school-season in little over a month and registration for auditions is now open. Auditions will be on 9/4 & 5 at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 N. Person St., Raleigh. Go to http://www.philharmonic-association.org/ to register. On the left side of the website homepage click on For Participants / Auditions / Registration.
This all-star big band for High School and advanced Middle School students from the Greater Triangle region meets every Sunday, at 3pm – 4:30 at Marsh Woodwinds. This past season’s group performed at the Cary Arts Center, ArtsPlosure, the NC History Museum and received an award as one of the top three bands at the UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Festival.
The 2012 summer-season ensemble played a concert on July 4 at the State Capitol Building in Raleigh and will perform at the new Cary Arts Center on Aug. 12 at 4:45, free admission
The 2012 – 13 school-season includes these events:
- Concert @ Cary Academy on Oct. 22
- Concert at Cary Arts Center on Nov. 4
- Concert for NC Music Educators Assoc. on Nov. 12 at 1pm in Winston-Salem
- Record for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Competition
- UNC Chapel Hill Jazz Festival, Feb.
- Jazz Appreciation Month Concert, TBA, April