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The National Jazz Workshop


The National Jazz Workshop All-Star Big Band directed by Matt Niess

The NJW Big Band features features young musicians from three states who come together to celebrate America’s art form-Jazz. Performing standard and modern big band literature NJW pays tribute to the jazz greats through performance. Several members are recipients of the Young Arts Award, Lincoln Center Jazz Camp, The Grammy Band, All-State and other awards. The band has performed in New Orleans, Dallas, St. Louis, and with jazz legends Doc Severinsen, Wynton Marsalis, Terrell Stafford and others. Come see the stars of tomorrow!

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Video 3/1/2018: The National Jazz Workshop Big Band

The National Jazz Workshop Big Band directed by Matt Niess features outstanding young musicians performing classic and modern jazz.

The National Jazz Workshop