Hertfordshire County Youth Jazz Collective (new for 2023-24!)
Principal Conductor: Duncan Fraser
Required standard: at least grade 5 or equivalent
Age range: up to 21
New for 2023-2024, our Hertfordshire County Youth Jazz Collective is a student Jazz community for musicians up to the age of 21, who can typically play at grade 5 or equivalent standard. Open to a range of Brass, Woodwind, and Rhythm Section instruments, members have the opportunity to work in a variety of large and small ensembles.
There are also additional opportunities for vocalists, as well as non-traditional Jazz instruments such as strings to take part. This group gives young musicians the opportunity to engage with Jazz repertoire, improvisation, and different approaches to creating music in a supportive environment.
How can I take part?
To apply, please follow the application link below.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
2023-24 Hertfordshire County Youth Jazz Collective dates
Course dates: 26 – 27 October 2023
Join us on our first County Youth Jazz Collective course, looking at the way unusual time signatures are used to great effect in jazz music, ending in a concert on 27th October at Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts!
Course dates: 25 – 27 May 2024
For the next County Jazz course we’ll be looking into Motown and its influence, ending in a concert on 27 May