Musicians Wanted!

Do you love jazz? 

Would you like to play with jazz stars like Sean Jones, Sullivan Fortner, The Count Basie Orchestra, Ben Williams or Warren Wolf ? 

Be a part of the DC jazz scene?

The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra will be conducting auditions for 11-17 year old jazz musicians on Monday,  September 20, 2021, at 5:30 PM at the Bethesda Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. All musicians are welcome to audition. 

Please send an email to to request an audition time. Please have some music prepared to play for the directors so that we can get an accurate idea of your musicianship. 


Choose one example from below, however, you can of course play as much as you like for us!

  • a classical piece or etude or solo part from a school ensemble 

  • a jazz piece or solo/section part from a school ensemble 

  • a piece from a Solo and Ensemble or District Band festival you’ve prepared 


We are looking for musicians who are excited about learning and performing Jazz with other young musicians!

A few notes about our Fall semester:

  • We are planning on in-person rehearsals  at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.

  • Rehearsal time will generally be 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Mondays. The tentative rehearsal schedule is available here.