DJC Youth All-Stars Selected to Perform at the 2011 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee

For the second consecutive year, the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars have been selected to perform in the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee! The All-Stars were evaluated to be in the top 4 out of all 16 youth bands selected to perform at the 2011 Jubilee. As a result, they have been recommended to perform on a main stage at the Jubilee. The DJC Youth All-Stars will perform 8 youth band sets throughout the May 27th through 30th Sacramento Festival.

If you are interested in hiring, sponsoring or donating to the DJC Youth All-Stars, please contact Ed Cannava, Director, at [email protected] or 303-328-7277.

Sunday, January 23rd Performance with Your Father’s Mustache Band

DJC Youth All-Stars Selected to Perform at the 2011 Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festival

After just one year of existence, the DJC Youth All-Stars have been selected to perform in the 2011 Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festival! They are one of a select number of American school jazz groups invited to perform at Montreux. Last year only 3 American school groups appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival! The Denver Jazz Club is the main sponsor of our traditional jazz youth all-star band, which was created by music educator, Dr. Ed Cannava. Over the last couple of years such artists as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Matheny, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, BB King, and George Benson performed Montreux.

The All-Stars have also been invited to perform at the 19th Annual Montreux Meets Brienz Jazz Festival. If you are interested in donating to the DJC Youth All-Stars, please contact Ed Cannava, Director, at [email protected] or 303-328-7277.

Congratulations Bobby Ferguson – the new drummer for the DJC Youth All-Stars!

Congratulations to Bobby Ferguson, Junior from Smoky Hill High School, for being selected as the new DJC Youth All-Star drummer! He has been playing percussion for six years. Bobby plays in the top jazz band and Wind Ensemble at Smoky Hill HS.

Be sure to come hear Bobby at his first gig with the Youth All-Stars on Sunday, December 19th at 4:00pm at the Westminster Elks Lodge.

DJC Youth All-Stars are Looking for a Dedicated, Hard Working HS Jazz Drummer

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

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 Advanced jazz experience is preferred.

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

PERFORMANCE GIGS? The All-Stars perform in between the sets of the professional bands during each monthly Denver Jazz Club session. They also perform at professional jazz festivals and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars performed at the 2010 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and plan to return in 2011!

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

COST: The 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 future trip expenses.

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

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

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