WCVE 88.9 VA CURRENTS

WCVE 88.9 VA CURRENTS

Five Richmond Youth Jazz Guild graduates and Artistic Director, Ashby Anderson are featured on VA Currents program July 30, 2015. Radio 88.9FM or HD Stream Hear about their musical roots and future plans as they journey off to college this fall.

RYJG trumpeter trains w/ Mr. Marsali

RYJG trumpeter trains w/ Mr. Marsali

Young Richmond trumpeter trains with Wynton Marsalis at new summer jazz academy at Castleton Festival Farms July 20-August 2, 2015

2015 Music Scholarships

2015 Music Scholarships

Ten Richmond area high school students awarded $409,512 in merit tuition scholarships to attend college and national performing arts programs

Jazz Speaks for Life Performances

Jazz Speaks for Life Performances

This year ensembles performed along with a multimedia production highlighting the works of Duke Ellington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr during the Civil Rights era. View the multimedia production through the attached link

YoungArts Winner 2015

YoungArts Winner 2015

Congratulations Ayinde! We are proud that you have been named one of the 700 YoungArts Winners for 2015 out of over 11,000 applications.

2016 Berklee Scholar

2016 Berklee Scholar

Trey Fleming awarded tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music prestigious 5 Week summer program.

2016 Berklee Scholar

2016 Berklee Scholar

Ariyana Woody awarded tuition scholarship to attend prestigious Berklee College of Music 5 week summer program.

Bandcamp Recordings

Bandcamp Recordings

The Blue Note Ensemble will release a MEDIA ALBUM on BANDCAMP in August 2014. This compilation will feature original music and repertoire performed during the 2013-2014 instructional year. Visit Bandcamp to listen to pre-release cuts from the album.

Berklee City Music Dean's List Featu

Berklee City Music Dean's List Featu

Ayinde Williams, 2014 Berklee City Music Scholar is featured with other young musicians from around the country on the Dean's Set List.

JAZZ OUT 2014

JAZZ OUT 2014

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild celebrated 6 years of jazz education and music scholarship with the annual JAZZ OUT concert. This year the concert featured 6 student ensembles at the VCU Grace Street Theater. Video highlights on the media page.

Essentially Ellington

Essentially Ellington

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild took two ensembles to the Regional Essentially Ellington HS Jazz Festival on UNC Chapel Hill campus. 10 of our young musicians were recognized for "OUTSTANDING" performance.

Meeting Wynton Marsalis

Meeting Wynton Marsalis

The students of RYJG had the honor of listening to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during their sound check.

Richmond Forum Performance

Richmond Forum Performance

The Blue Note Ensemble of the RYJG performs at the Landmark Theater for former President Bill Clinton in 2013.

Full Scholarship to Berklee

Full Scholarship to Berklee

The Berklee City Music program at Berklee College of Music awarded 16 young musicians a total of $2 million in full-tuition scholarships to support four years of study at the college. Six of the recipients were from Berklee City Music Network sites around the country, the other 10 were from Boston. The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild is one of the 32 Berklee City Music Network sites. the recipients attended Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program on City Music Summer Scholarships.

Berklee Five Week Promo

Berklee Five Week Promo

Richmond Youth Jazz Guild student, Drew Anderson, was featured on the 2013 recruitment video for the college.

Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions

Saxophone Sectional Music Theory & Harmony Workshop Drum Workshop Bass Workshop Music Composition through the Cultural Studies of the Harlem Renaissance.

YoungArts Winner

YoungArts Winner

Congratulations Ayinde! We are proud that you have been named one of the 700 YoungArts Winners for 2014 out of over 10,000 applications. For more than 32 years, YoungArts has been identifying, recognizing and inspiring America’s most outstanding young artists, and you are now joining a family of over 17,000 alumni.

Summer Jazz Boot Camp

Summer Jazz Boot Camp

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild hosts Summer Jazz Boot Camp annually at Muse Creative Workspace in Shockoe Bottom.

Meeting Christian McBride

Meeting Christian McBride

The Blue Note Ensemble performed a pre-show at the Ferguson Center in Newport News, VA. Students had the opportunity to talk and jam with Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Christian McBride. Darryl Baugh, Morgan Burrs, Brandon Bowser, Ayinde Williams, and Drew Anderson

Jazz Workshop @ Berklee

Jazz Workshop @ Berklee

In 2013, Ayinde Williams received awarded scholarships to attend the Berklee College of Music Jazz Workshop   The Jazz Workshop is a high-level workshop/ensemble that operates within Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program.  Berklee recruits some of the most talented, young jazz students in the world for this workshop.  Students selected for this workshop are awarded a full scholarship covering tuition and room and board.

Jazz Workshop @ Berklee

Jazz Workshop @ Berklee

In the summer of 2013, Drew Anderson received a scholarship to Berklee Jazz Workshop. This is a high-level workshop/ensemble that operates within Berklee’s Five Week Summer Performance Program.  Berklee recruits some of the most talented, young jazz students in the world for this workshop. Students selected for this workshop are awarded a full scholarship covering tuition and room and board.

!7th Street Market

!7th Street Market

Community performance throughout the Richmond metropolitan area include: WRIR birthday celebration, 2nd Street Festival, 17th Street Market, and many others.

Community Performances

Community Performances

Richmond Youth Jazz Guild performed regularly at the 2nd Street Festival in Richmond, VA.

Student Recognition

Student Recognition

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild has performed twice on the local WTVR 6 morning show, Virginia This Morning.

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Richmond Youth Jazz Guild students participated in a master class with Trombone Shorty before his benefit concert for the Jazz Mentor’s Project. Richmond Youth Jazz Guild students performed on stage with him at the newly opened CenterStage venue.

Virginia This Morning Show

Virginia This Morning Show

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild has performed twice on the local WTVR 6 morning show, Virginia This Morning.

2nd Street Festival

2nd Street Festival

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild has performed regularly at the annual 2nd Street Festival in Historic Jackson Ward.

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