Grant funding is pursued and used for strategic investments and arts integration.



ABOUT KCAYJ


KC Area Youth Jazz is a unique arts education program.

KC Area Youth Jazz is a no participation fee spring-and-summer-only program.

KC Area Youth Jazz participation is FREE because we want no barriers to this arts business scholarship due to costs.



KC Area Youth Jazz concluded a successful 2019 season

KC Area Youth Jazz Fellows perform + record commissioned original music written for them, learn about the jazz art form, and perform community concerts during a season.

KC Area Youth Jazz Fellowships are awarded to the top jazz players in grades 9-12 to benefit from this opportunity.




KCAYJ PROGRAM SAMPLES




Our professional staff and esteemed faculty are unpaid volunteers. Our motivation is to pass down our professional knowledge of the jazz music art form to our youngest generations. We do this through a four-month season of 16 rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions. Fellows perform original compositions written specifically for them, learn the process of preparing music for commercial release, and learn about booking live performances in the community, among other vital skills. Among our goals is to immerse participants in an artist-level program that helps provide useful insights before attending college, university or conservatory music programs. The KC Area Youth Jazz experience helps refine and inform such decisions. We seek funding support of the program by selling the recordings we produce, chair sponsorships, booking concerts, donations, and grants. We use this funding for strategic investments in this project and for arts integration purposes.

— Christopher Burnett – Founder + Artistic Director


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