Join Melbourne Youth Jazz Orchestra and take your jazz skills to the next level.

In Melbourne Youth Jazz Orchestra, you’ll join other rising jazz stars, work with highly respected directors and soloists, and delve into the world of advanced jazz orchestra repertoire and improvisation.


Approximate standard: AMEB Grade 8+ or equivalent
Approximate age range: 14 – 25
Rehearsals: Saturday 3-5pm
Instruments: Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Upright and Electric Bass

In Melbourne Youth Jazz Orchestra, you will:

– Share and enrich your love of jazz with friends and peers;
– Develop and refine personal and professional skills in preparation for your future study or career;
– Gain performance experience in professional venues
– Work with some of Australia’s finest professional jazz soloists and directors

Conductors for 2024 include:

Program 1      Sonja Horbelt
Program 2      Roger Schmidli
Program 3      Jordan Murray