Carnegie Hall has announced that jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and Wycliffe Gordon will join NYO Jazz as special guest artists for the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut on July 27, 2018.
Following its New York concert, NYO Jazz will embark on its first-ever tour to Europe, which includes performances in The Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain, July 30 to August 10, 2018. Dianne Reeves will also be featured as a guest artist on NYO Jazz’s European tour.
Led in its inaugural year by bandleader and trumpeter Sean Jones, NYO Jazz is a four-week intensive summer program designed to nurture and showcase the talents of exceptional young American jazz instrumentalists (ages 16-19), beginning in summer 2018. The all-star faculty for NYO Jazz is comprised of drummer Obed Calvaire, trumpeter Etienne Charles, pianist Gerald Clayton, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Mimi Jones, saxophonist Erica von Kleist, guitarist Matthew Stevens, and ensemble coach Reggie Thomas, who will lead in-depth training workshops and master classes during the summer residency.