Welcome to the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra
BBJYO performance with the Rockville Brass Band
featuring Jazz Trombonist Ben Patterson
Sunday Oct 16th 3:00-5:00pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater 603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville , MD
We are currently looking for new members to join the Orchestra!
Our students have the opportunity to play with some of the greatest Jazz musicians and Jazz bands performing today. Since its founding in 2017, the group has performed with the Grammy award winning Bassist Ben Williams, the Grammy nominated Count Basie Orchestra, the award winning vibraphonist Warren Wolf, the Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist Freddy Cole, award wining pianist Sullivan Fortner, international touring Jazz vocalist Sharón Clark,
and award winning trumpeter Sean Jones.
We rehearse Mondays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra (BBJYO)
was created by the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Foundation in April, 2017 and was lead by the late great Jazz saxophonist Fred Foss. The Foundation is a nonprofit, music and education organization with a mission to provide an educational environment and opportunities for young musicians to experience and perform jazz music. BBJYO is made up of high school and middle school musicians and rehearses in the historic Bethesda Theatre under the direction of trumpeter and music educator, Kenny Rittenhouse, and pianist and music educator, Bob Murad.
Photos by Herman Burney www.bassmintphoto.com