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About Us

Performances with Jazz Masters

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.

BBJYO Performance Venues

As working Jazz musicians themselves, Kenny and Bob are able to find opportunities for our young musicians to be

a part of the DC Jazz scene and perform at area Jazz venues and festivals to include:

Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival, Mason Jazz Festival, Alice’s Jazz & Cultural Center, Jazz on the Narrows on Kent Island

John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church Jazz Concert Series, Westminster Church "Jazz Night"

Montgomery County Community Television show, “Jazz Encounters.”​

Masterclasses and Private Instruction during the Pandemic

During the height of the historic "pandemic years" we were able to provide our students with virtual private music instruction as well as incredible masterclasses by some of the hottest Jazz musicians on the scene today:

trumpeters Sean Jones and Terell Stafford, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist & vocalist Camille Thurman,

bassist Pepe Gonzalez, pianist Helen Sung, drummer Matt Wilson, pianist John Esposito, and guitarist Kevin McNeal.

Contact Us

7719 Wisconsin Ave. | Bethesda, MD| 20814 | info@bbj-youthorchestra.com

Tel: 240-330-4500

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