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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (Uncredited)

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra are the Washington' DC area's premiere jazz ambassadors and they are physically located here in our Nation's Capitol. The Orchestra is modeled and managed after and by its 41-year old and internationally-renowned nightclub namesake. The Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11-17 years old with their mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre. Now in its 20th year the Orchestra has performed at such mainstay venues as The John F. Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Theater, East Coast Jazz Festival, Carter Barron Amphitheater, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Blues Alley and elsewhere.

Watch Past Performances

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 4/20/14: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Accomplished student musicians ages 14-17 offer an evening of big band jazz music.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Accomplished student musicians ages 14-17 offer an evening of big band jazz music.
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/13/13: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Comprised of accomplished local student musicians, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre with a performance by jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and others.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Comprised of accomplished local student musicians, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre with a performance by jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and others.
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/5/12: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The ensemble, comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14 to 17, presents a program of big band jazz.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The ensemble, comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14 to 17, presents a program of big band jazz.
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 5/5/10: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Students ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old play big band standards from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Students ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old play big band standards from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others.
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/16/08: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old with the mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old with the mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/18/07: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Now in its 20th year, the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11-17 years old. Its mission is to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Now in its 20th year, the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11-17 years old. Its mission is to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/5/06: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Comprised of accomplished student musicians from 11 to 17 years old, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Comprised of accomplished student musicians from 11 to 17 years old, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre.
Video 3/6/05: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra has performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and the DownBeat Music Fest USA.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra has performed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and the DownBeat Music Fest USA.
Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 2/8/04: Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra performs selections from Duke Ellington’s “Concert for Sacred Music” with gospel singers from the People’s Congregational Church.

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra performs selections from Duke Ellington’s “Concert for Sacred Music” with gospel singers from the People’s Congregational Church.
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 3/10/02: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra members have performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and in national jazz festivals.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Blues Alley Youth Orchestra members have performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and in national jazz festivals.
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra 11/19/00: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra showcases up-and-coming big band musicians.

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra showcases up-and-coming big band musicians.

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