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The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (Uncredited)

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is one of three non-profit programs administered by the Blues Alley Jazz Society (BAJS) in Washington, D.C. Both the orchestra and the society are named after their landmark nightclub namesake. Under the music direction of Mr. Michael Bowie, the orchestra is comprised of talented local student musicians.


Upcoming Millennium Stage Performances

Watch these performances free at the Kennedy Center or online.

Target Family Night: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

4/11/15: Target Family Night: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Bowie, the talented local ensemble brings its energetic and youthful take on jazz. The group’s alumni are graduates of every major music conservatory in America.


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.

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