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Carnegie Hall has announced the names of 22 outstanding young musicians chosen from across the country for NYO Jazz, a four-week intensive summer program designed to nurture and showcase the talents of exceptional young American jazz instrumentalists (ages 16-19).

The members of NYO Jazz 2019—hailing from 15 U.S. states and drawn from every region of the United States—have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest players in the country following a comprehensive and highly competitive audition process. This summer’s orchestra will feature six teen musicians who are returning to NYO Jazz, now in its second summer. The musicians who make up the 2019 ensemble will have the opportunity to play alongside talented peers, learn from world-class jazz masters, and perform in cultural capitals around the world, serving as dynamic youth ambassadors for their country. Click here for the complete roster, including the names, instruments, and hometowns of the members of NYO Jazz.

“After a hugely successful first year for this ensemble last year, we are excited to welcome this extraordinary group of musicians from across the U.S. to NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director. “I’m sure that this will be a summer of great musical and cultural discovery for these young players–a chance to build their musical skills and to share this uniquely American music with audiences worldwide. I’m equally sure, as was the case last summer, that they will thrill audiences with the quality of their artistry wherever they travel.”



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