Young musicians aged 12-20 who play a big band instrument are in for a treat!

Every Monday night in February, Youth Jazz Orchestra (YJO), premier ensemble of The Northern Rivers Conservatorium will host specialist workshops with Australian Jazz Scene heavyweights Ken Stubbs and John Hoffman.   Participants will also enjoy a full day workshop and evening performance on Saturday 28 February, as well as the opportunity to work with Paul Grabowsky during his March Artist in Residence at the Con.

The workshop series is suitable for trumpeters, trombonists, and saxophonists who are at an intermediate to advanced level.  They will get their chops around challenging Big Band charts, and develop improvisational skills. 

Conservatorium tutor and celebrated musician Julius Hofstetter founded YJO in 2010, and encourages interested students to grab this chance to play with existing members and maybe even stay on in the group for the rest of the year.  YJO rehearse Monday nights during term time from 6:30-8:00. 

The workshop series costs $95 for Conservatorium students and $110 for external students, including four February Monday nights and the final Saturday workshop and concert. 

For more information contact Julius at the Conservatorium on 6621 2266.  Enrolment can be made at 

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