Dedicated to the Continuation and Preservation of America's Indigenous Art Form
Are you ready to perform with other like-minded musicians from across the DelMarVa Peninsula?
Play With the Best
The DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra is an audition only ensemble comprised of talented performers from across the peninsula.
The Jazz Repertoire
The DYJO plays the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich and more.
The DYJO performs 3 ticketed concerts per season as well as regional festivals and concert series.
Instructors & Clinicians
Study with some of the best musicians in the region including guest soloists performing with the DYJO and workshops presented by visiting master musicians.
Fred Hughes, Director
The DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra has the following instrumentation:
1st Alto Saxophone (lead)
2nd Alto Saxophone
1st Tenor Saxophone
2nd Tenor Saxophone
1st Trumpet (lead)
1st Trombone (lead)
Bass Trombone (4th)
Bass (preferably playing both acoustic and electric)
Please contact Fred Hughes at fred.hughes@jazz-alive or call (202) 999-8687 for more information.
Anyone ages 15 to 18 as of September 1, 2022 may audition for the DYJO.
The DYJO rehearsal and performance schedule will be set when DYJO auditionees are selected and the first rehearsal of the group is scheduled.
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DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra Mission
DelMarVa Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) is a youth program sponsored by Jazz Alive, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation, to offer professional-style rehearsal and performance opportunities to highly qualified high school musicians interested in the great jazz repertoire. The DYJO will bring performances across the DelMarVa Peninsula inspiring audiences and lifting expectations for the youth in the region.