Jazz-Ed Ottawa Youth Band
The Ottawa Jazz Festival in partnership with Carleton University presents an opportunity for some of the city’s most talented young musicians to get involved in a 12-week jazz program. The students will have the opportunity to study with some of the best professional musicians from Ottawa and beyond as well as a chance to perform with talented peers from across the city.
The program’s musical director is renowned guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias with guest lecturers such as program director Petr Cancura and many more. Last year’s guest lecturers included Juno award winner Jesse Stewart, Rob Frayne, Mike Tremblay and John Geggie. Rehearsals will take place every Sunday at Carleton University for 12 weeks. The program will include performance opportunities including a performance at the 2014 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the National Arts Center’s Fourth Stage, Gig Space and more as well as masterclasses by such groups as Matuto from New York City.
The cost of the program is $150 per student (payable upon starting the program).
The program has a limited number of spaces that will be picked on a competitive basis by a jury. All instruments (including vocals) are welcome to apply.
Jazz-Ed is an education outreach program presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Our objective is to enrich the lives of our next generation through music. Our programs teach the rich art form of jazz through interactive curriculum coached by professional Teaching Artists. Students discover the creativity that lies within, learn to work as a team, and gain confidence as artists and people.