National Youth Jazz Combo 2018
In the great tradition of small group jazz, Youth Jazz Canada’s National Youth Jazz Combo (NYJC) provides outstanding young jazz musicians with the opportunity to rehearse, perform and study with some of the finest professional jazz artists in Canada. This past spring talented high school musicians applied from across Canada and four outstanding players were selected to form the 2018 NYJC. Over the summer the group will rehearse and perform at a number of events including MusicFest Canada Nationals in Toronto and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival along with venues such as the Rex Hotel, the Emmett Ray and The Jazz Bistro. The group is excited to premiere new commissions by Canadian composers David Occhipinti and Mike Downes. The group will wrap up its performance season by recording in Humber College’s state-of-the-art recording studio in mid-July.
Director: Kirk MacDonald
Jacob Chung, Tenor Saxophone, Toronto, ON
Felix Fox-Pappas, Piano, Toronto, ON
Jaden Raso, Bass, Hamilton, ON
Elijah Carson, Drums, Powell River, BC