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 at Trevecca Nazarene University 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 28-piece big band jazz performance ensemble. The audition materials are posted approximately 45 days prior to the audition dates. Please follow the link below for current audition information

FALL 2019 Audition Information and Sign up


Dr. Richard Ripani-ensemble director

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