Youth Application for Jazzaar 2022!
Young musicians between the ages of 16 and 26 may register for participation in one of the two orchestras by auditioning in January 2022.
The auditions will take place on January 8, 2022 in Aarau.
The two ensembles will be coached by international guest artistes in April and will rehearse for one week in Aarau to perform together thereafter at the premiering concerts and eventually a Swiss tour.
The following instrumentalists may apply to join the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO):
trumpets, trombones, tenor saxophones, alto saxophones, baritone saxophones, guitar, electric bass, drums/percussions.
To join the Swiss Youth Gospel Ensemble (SYGE) the following instrumentalists and singers may apply:
vocals (soprano, alto, tenor), flute/alto flute, clarinet, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone or Bass clarinet, trumpets, trombone, euphonium, tuba, guitar, piano, percussions.
Participation fee: Free of charge!
Youth registration deadline is December 31, 2021.
Jazzaar Festival 2021 is an ongoing virtual presentation since April 12, 2021.
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