Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars are Looking for a Dedicated, Hard Working HS Jazz Pianist

                                                    YOUTH ALL-STARS

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars are looking for a hard working, dedicated high school jazz pianist who would like to audition for the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars! We are looking for a dedicated Denver metro area high school musician who plays piano.

The Denver Jazz Club can help out financially, if the need is there – so don’t let the cost keep you from auditioning. My website,, has audition materials and more information. If you are interested, auditions will take place on Sundays, beginning October 23rd, from 6:15 until 8:45 pm, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store (3936 Tennyson St. in Denver).

The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars represented the state as the only Colorado youth band invited to perform at the 2010 and 2011 Sacramento Jazz Jubilees – the world’s biggest jazz festival!! The band recently returned from a Switzerland performance tour to the Montreux International Jazz Festival!!! The Denver Jazz Club is the main sponsor of this traditional jazz youth all-star band, which was created by retired public school music educator, Dr. Ed Cannava. Ed was the 22 year Director of Arapahoe High School’s three time Downbeat award winning Dry Creek Dixie Dawgs.


Dallas Perrault, Clarinet (Standley Lake HS Senior); Rico Jones, Tenor Sax (Denver School of the Arts 8th Grader); Ben Webb, Cornet (Castle View HS Sophomore); Cameron Gelak, Trombone (Arvada HS Junior); Alex DeVillier, Banjo (Standley Lake HS Senior); Rebecca Lugg, Piano (Home Schooled Senior – moving to Georgia); Tim Kloewer, Tuba (Arapahoe HS Junior); and Bobby Ferguson, Drums (Smoky Hill HS Senior).

SPONSORS: The Denver Jazz Club and Flesher-Hinton Music Co.

WHO CAN AUDITION? High School Denver Metropolitan Area Musicians who Play Piano.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sundays, from 6:15 until 8:45 pm, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store (3936 Tennyson St. in Denver). 

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to AdvanceJazz experience is necessary.

MONTHLY CLINICIANS: UC-Denver Music Professor Bill Clark, tuba player with the Queen City Jazz Band, is a regular clinician. Additional professional jazz musicians will be doing clinics from time to time as well.

REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals will take place at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, from 6:15 until 8:45 pm, each Sunday. Some holiday weekends and a few other Sundays may need to be skipped, however.

PERFORMANCE GIGS? We feature this all star-band during each monthly Denver Jazz Club session, professional jazz festivals, and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars will be performing at the 2011 Mile High Jazz Festival!

SCHOOL CONFLICTS? The Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars only agree to do performances that do not conflict with school activities.

COST: Each selected student will be required to become a member of the Denver Jazz Club ($10 yearly fee). The monthly dues (4 weekly sessions) run $100, and are payable at the start of each month.

WILL PAID GIGS REDUCE MONTHLY DUES? Any money the band is paid will reduce the next month’s dues, or go towards trip expenses.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? The Denver Jazz Club does have financial assistance available for students in need.

MORE INFORMATION & AUDITION SCHEDULING: [email protected] or 303-328-7277. Ed’s complete resume, audition music, and audition recordings can be found at: