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 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.
A special THANK YOU to KW Little Theatre for providing rehearsal space!