Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


Audition Now for the 2020 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

New deadline for auditions: Sunday, April 26
New announcement date: Sunday, May 17

 

About the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (NGJO)

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 21 of the most accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the country to form an all-star jazz orchestra. The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra culminates in a main stage performance in September at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the annual Artist-in-Residence. The 2020 Artist-in-Residence will be Christian Sands, one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz.

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra members:

  • Play, listen and learn with peers who challenge them
  • Workshop, rehearse and perform with name Festival artists
  • Play exceptional arrangements like the pros
  • Experience life as professional jazz artists being an on-the-road touring ensemble
  • Experience the thrill of being a performer on the Jimmy Lyons Stage during the 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival 

Frequently asked questions about auditioning and the NGJO
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra history
2019 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra biographies

Read more about the NGJO alumni.


HEADER IMAGE: 2019 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle, July 1, 2019. ©Robert Wade