General Information

The Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of nurturing the love of jazz among young people in the Middle Tennessee area.

Rehearsals for the NYJE occur on Sundays 2:00-4:00 pm from September through early May. The ensemble will present two or more concerts each semester at various locations throughout the Middle Tennessee region.


Each fall the NYJE holds auditions for spots in its 22-piece big band jazz performance ensemble. The audition materials are posted approximately 45 days prior to the audition dates.


Dr. Richard Ripani-ensemble director

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