Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra is a jazz big band for talented and keen musicians who want to rehearse regularly and occasionally perform with a quality band playing a variety of good music. It is a friendly group but very much focused on playing as well as possible. It is an excellent opportunity for musicians who have finished school and want to keep playing at a high level, even if they aren't studying music or planning to be professional players.
It is the flagship ensemble of the SYJO program, a not for profit music training association dedicated to helping young musicians achieve the highest possible standards of performance. SYJO plays at a high level.. SYJO performs a wide repertoire, covering the swing and mainstream traditions of the 1920s to today, as well as new works of contemporary Australian and international repertoire. The band sometimes features new compositions by members of the ensemble.
SYJO rehearses on Thursday nights in St Leonards. New members are welcome at any time provided there is a vacancy in the band. These are usually posted on SYJO.org and/or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sydney.Youth.Jazz.Orchestra.