Young Talents

Youth Application 2019 .

Apply Online to Participate at Jazzaar Festival 2019

For musicians 16 - 26 years of age

Auditions on January 26, 2019 in Aarau
Participation Cost: FREE OF CHARGE
Attention: All communication will be in English. Participants are required to have a good command of the English Language

Selected participants engage in a week-long rehearsal in on of the two ‘Bandstand Learning with Role Models’ productions playing new compositions and arrangements for one or more live performances.

The productions are supervised and accompanied by an international all-star cast. Both programmes are performed in Aarau while the Abraham production continues on a mini tour with 3 additional concerts in Lugano, Lausanne and Zürich.

Auditions will be held in Aarau for Swiss applicants and online for international candidates. Participants will be selected based on level of musicianship and enthusiasm in crossover in jazz and crossover projects.

Click links below for more details.

Production #1

Ron Carter & the Jazzaar Big Band

April 8 -12, 2019

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

The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra henceforth renamed The Jazzaar Festival Big Band directed by Christian Jacob is accompanied by Ron Carter – b (USA), Antonio Hart – as (USA), Ryan Quigley – Ltp (SCT), Jason Jackson – tb (USA), Donald Vega – p (NIC/USA), Carl Allen – d (USA).

We currently still seek the highlighted instruments for this production.

  • Trumpet
  • Bass Trombone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Guitar
  • Piano/Keys
  • Drumset/Percussions

A rehearsal, workshops and jam sessions are open for Public in:
The Alte Kantonsshule Aarau (Aula)
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Production #2

Abraham by the Jazzaar Global Ensemble

April 8 -16, 2019

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

The Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble henceforth renamed The Jazzaar Global Ensemble directed by Fritz K Renold is accompanied by Lydia Renold – voc (CH), Milad Khawam – tp (SYR), Tommy Smith – ts, ss (SCT), Mehmet Sanlikol – multi-instru. (TUR/USA), Norayr Gapoyan – duduk (ARM), Gil Goldstein – acc/kbd (USA), Kabir Sehgal – acb (USA), Sharon Renold – eb (CH), Billy Cobham – d (USA)

Youth players specialising on the highlighted instruments may still apply.

  • Vocals (male & female)
  • Flute/Alto Flute
  • Flute/Bass Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Euphonium
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Accordion
  • Guitar
  • Piano/Keys
  • Any middle-eastern instruments
  • Drumset/Percussions

A rehearsal, workshops and jam session are open for public in:
Alte Reithalle Aarau (Ost Eingang)
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Online registration .

Jazzaar Application Form

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