Transatlantic Rhapsody - Jazzaar Festival 2018

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Closing Date for Applications: 6th January 2018


Youth Application 2018


I. Transatlantic Rhapsody – The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO)

(formerly ‘Alpine Tribute’)


April 16 – 22, 2018 in Aarau, Switzerland


For youth musicians between the ages of 16 – 26 years old


Participation Fee: FREE


Attention: Participants are required to have a good command of the English Language!

All communication will be in English!


The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO) is directed by

Fritz Renold

and accompanied by internationally acclaimed artists (TBA) versatile in the Jazz and Swing styles on the following instruments for presenting this repertoire.

Eric Miyashiro – Ltp, Igor Butman – ts, Tom Malone – tb, Gil Goldstein – acc/keys, TBA – b, TBA – d,

TBA = to be announced

Application is still open for the following instruments.






alto saxophone

tenor saxophones

baritone saxophone




double bass & e-bass



Application closed on 6th January 2018 for all other instruments


Auditions will be held in Aarau for Swiss applicants and online for international candidates.


Audition Date: 27th January, 2018 in Aarau & Online


Participants will be chosen based on level of musicianship and delight for Jazz and Big Band projects.


*Subject to Change

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