hosted by UpTown Waterloo

Join Us July 15-17, 2016

3 Days of FREE Live Jazz Music

Youth Jazz Ensemble

The Youth Jazz Ensemble is a group for young musicians (ages 14-22) that involves a series of intense workshops relating to jazz music through the Young Musicians Education Program. With the help of experienced instructors, participants work through the basics of jazz theory, harmony, and soloing. Most importantly, the ensemble will have a chance to perform at the Jazz Festival! The Young Musicians Education Program is by application only and does require some experience.

To participate, please visit the Young Musicians Education Program page.


Jason is the founder of improvisation group Digital Prowess, Artistic Director for the K-W Arts Awards show, a project manager for the Open Ears Festival, and a board member for NUMUS, Jason White is active at the forefront of musical and interdisciplinary art-making in the Waterloo Region. He performs regularly with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and works as a vocal accompanist for opera and musical theatre. He received a 2004 K-W Arts Award in the Leading Edge category (for emerging artists). The Jason White Trio is in high demand on the creative jazz scene, and Jason is seen often throughout Ontario as a soloist. He was one of the clinicians in the 2011 UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival student workshops.
Jason is in high demand as a festival adjudicator & as an educator. He is an examiner with Conservatory Canada, and is a Registered Music Teacher through ORMTA. In 2007 he published 2 books of harp music called Harpology, and many of its pieces were added to the Royal Conservatory of Music harp syllabus.
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A special THANK YOU to KW Little Theatre for providing rehearsal space!