The Naples Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is an elite musical group comprised of the area's finest young musicians . Students will learn jazz ensemble and solo performance, and play the music of the legendary American jazz composers/arrangers, and the classic Big Bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and many, many, more.
  Entry into the NYJO will be by audition only, and will be open to all musicians of high school age in the greater Naples area. These young musicians will be mentored by Bob Stone, Musical Director of The Naples Jazz Orchestra (NJO), Mark Pettey, Asst. Musical Director, and top section players.  
  The band will be comprised of (18) musicians:  
  • 5 - Saxophones (two altos, two tenors, one baritone)
  • 4 - Trumpets
  • 4 - Trombones
  • 5 - Rhythm (piano, bass, drums, guitar, and percussion)
  The band will rehearse weekly during most of the school year, and will perform at the Cambier Park Band-shell along with The NJO, and in separate concert venues.  

The NYJO is organized under the direction of The Naples Jazz Orchestra, a Florida 501(c)(3) non-profit.


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