The NJYS Artist-in-Residency program furthers our mission to train and foster the next generation of young musicians and offer accessible, high-quality performing arts education that sparks personal growth and builds inclusive communities.
NJYS is delighted to continue to attract leading musicians and educators to teach, oversee new initiatives and programs, and develop innovative courses. This inspiring series of free clinics aims to foster and empower high school and college jazz students as well as jazz educators. Limited seating. Mask and Full Vaccination Card required at the door.
Questions? Call (908) 771-5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Artist-in-Residence Dennis Mackrel
Join us for six sensational jazz clinics featuring the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s artist-in-residence, Dennis Mackrel.
Described by the Los Angeles Times, “Mackrel’s drumming, especially well-displayed in his brushwork solos on ballads, was illuminated by his far-ranging experience and his skills as a composer and arranger.” Dennis Mackrel is a noted jazz drummer and highly respected composer/arranger and conductor whose work has been recorded and performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, WDR Radio Big Band (Germany), Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (Holland), Klüvers Big Band (Denmark), and the McCoy Tyner Big Band, whose Grammy-winning CDs include Mackrel’s arrangements.
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