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.
 
Performance Opportunities
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.

The Ensemble

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

Baritone Saxophone

 

1st Trumpet (lead)

2nd Trumpet

3rd Trumpet

4th Trumpet

 

1st Trombone (lead)

2nd Trombone

3rd Trombone

Bass Trombone (4th)

 

Guitar

Piano

Bass (preferably playing both acoustic and electric)

Drum Set

 

Vocalist

 

Auditions
 

Please contact Fred Hughes at fred.hughes@jazz-alive or call (202) 999-8687 for more information.

 

Audition Form

 

Eligibility

 

Anyone ages 15 to 18 as of September 1, 2021 may audition for the DYJO.

 

Schedule

 

The DYJO rehearsal and performance schedule will be set when DYJO auditionees are selected and the first rehearsal of the group is scheduled.
 
 Tuition

 

Tuition is $200 per member for the 9 month DYJO season which includes 2 rehearsals per month and a minimum of 3 concerts for the season.

 

Tuition Assistance is available.  Contact info@jazz-alive.org for more information.

 

See the DYJO Handbook for complete details of DYJO membership requirements and expectations.

 

DYJO Handbook

 

DYJO Memorandum of Acceptance for Participation

 

DYJO Brochure

 

DYJO Poster

 

 

Call Now To Setup Your Audition
(202) 999-8687

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.