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Mid Ohio Jazz Expands Youth Program

For immediate release:


Mansfield, Ohio (1-27-2019) -Mid Ohio Jazz Orchestra, Inc. is excited to announce that they are expanding their youth jazz program! This expansion comes fresh on the heels of successful collaborations with the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre, TEDxMansfield, Christmas at Kingwood Center Gardens, and their exciting partnership with Metronome Music Inc. for the Metronome Music MO JOy “Student of the Week Award”.


They will be auditioning for two trumpets, two trombones, a tenor saxophone and a keyboard player to their existing youth jazz orchestra. They also announce the formation of the Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Lab Band! This will provide even more opportunities for students that are just beginning to to get familiar with their instruments and will expand their knowledge and appreciation of Jazz.


Auditions will be held at The Richland School of Academic Arts, 1456 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, across from Mansfield Motor Group. Audition dates and times are Wednesday, January 30th at 5:00 pm and Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 am.

www.midohiojazz.org

Mid Ohio Youth J​azz Orchestra

The Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Orchestra is part of Mid Ohio Jazz Orchestra, Inc. It's mission is to educate youth in the performance of the jazz art form.  Now in it's second season, the Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Orchestra was founded as the Mansfield Youth Jazz Orchestra on August 16, 2017 and changed its name to Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Orchestra on August 14, 2018 to be more inclusive and to honor the contributions from all of the mid Ohio communities. MO JOy is directed by Damian Boyd with assistance from Lew Friend, Jason Kamp and Heather Boyd.  

Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Lab Band

The Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Lab Band was formed in January of 2019 to provide more opportunities for area youth to learn about and experience jazz.  Students in this ensemble learn basics of chart reading, swing and latin styles, improvisation, listening skills and how to be a part of a jazz ensemble. Skills aquired through participation in this group help prepare students for future Mid Ohio Youth Jazz Orchestra auditions.

Shawshank B​ig ​Band

The Shawshank Big Band is a community jazz big band comprised of local musicians from all walks of life that share a passion for the art form. The Shawshank Big Band is directed by Damian Boyd with assistance from Lew Friend and Jason Kamp. 

Heart of Ohio

Heart of Ohio is a community jazz big band comprised of local musicians from all walks of life that share a passion for the art form.