Concerts and Workshops
AJV has been
able to implement its mission statement with great success. Our goal is simply to deliver the most productive and memorable
experience for the students and enrich the musical lives of the
audience. Our focus on educational venues has been the most
successful and is the environment best suited to introduce our youth
to America’s music---JAZZ
AJV focuses the Jazz experience on our youth, because early artistic impressions can survive for a lifetime. Our programs have flexibility and could include:
- Renowned Jazz soloists featured with the school’s instrumental and/or vocal ensemble
- Jazz artists/educators who will provide “Hands On” workshops and clinics
- Participation can range from a guest soloist to a full orchestra.
- AJV features the total Jazz experience from Dixieland to contemporary Jazz innovations including improvisation.
- Jazz pedagogy masterclass, seminars and lectures.
Choose from our list of outstanding artists and educators:
Woodwinds: Dave Liebman - Denis DiBlasio - Chris Vadala - Claire Daly - Ed Venzinho - Mike Tamaro - Mark Vinci - Dick Oatts
Brass: Conrad Herwig - Mike Ponella - Mike Carubia - Pete McGuinness - Mike Richardson - George Rabbai - Mike Davis -Joe Schaefer
Rhythm: Rufus Reid - Justin DiCioccio - Richard De Rosa - Doug Mapp - Rich Iaconna -Jon Burr - Ed Balsamo - Ron Smith - Dave LaLama
Vocal: Kim Nazarian - Louise Rogers - Carolyn Leonhart - Nancy Kelly - Jackie Presti - Eli Yamin - Stan Bialomizy - Robin Hall
SCHOOLS SHAPE THE PROGRAM - AMERICAN JAZZ VENUES WILL GUIDE AND IMPLEMENT IT!
Claire Daly Masterclass on behalf of AJV
The AJRO in joint performance with middle / high school students
at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival, October 2010
The Orchestra is available for performances in schools, colleges and other venues, as part of master classes, clinics, and camps, or in standalone concerts.
The number of our combined workshops and concerts are constantly increasing and receiving overwhelming responses from students, educators and adult audiences.
The following list includes many of the educational and community venues:
NY State School Music Winter Conference,
Sayville Schools, Long Island, NY
Edison High School, NJ
South River Schools, NJ
Patchogue/Medford Schools, Long Island, NY
Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Education, L I, NY
Williams College, Williamstown, MA.
Williamm Paterson University, NJ
Manhattan School of Music, NYC
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Count Basie Theatre AJV Youth Jazz Program, NJ
Warner Theatre, Erie, Pa.
NMEA Workshop and Concert, Nassau County, NY
Community Concerts Series:
Punta Gorda, Fl
Jefferson City, Mo
Monmouth Arts Festival, NJ