Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jazz St. Louis holding auditions in June
for All-Stars, JazzU programs

Jazz St. Louis has announced the dates for area music students to audition for the 2009-2010 JazzU and Jazz St. Louis All-Stars programs. Auditions for both programs will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 1 and Monday, June 8 at Jazz at the Bistro.

Auditions for JazzU and the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars are open to music students throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area in both Missouri and Illinois. Students who are accepted into one of the free programs will receive weekly instruction, the chance to play jazz with their peers, free access to most Jazz St. Louis performances, private lesson opportunities, and the chance to learn from national and international jazz artists. Past clinicians have included The Bad Plus, Pat Martino, the Yellowjackets, Cyrus Chestnut, Esperanza Spalding, Greg Osby, Terell Stafford, Bruce Barth and others.

For more about the JazzU program, audition times and requirements, go here. For more about the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, audition times and requirements, go here. You can also get more information by contacting Jazz St. Louis director of education Phil Dunlap by phone at 314-289-4033 or via email at phil@jazzstl.org.

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