• Student head of talent-bigband

    13th of November 2017 · tags:

    Together with Aarhus Music School and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra the Academy has established the Danish Youth Jazz Orchestra as a new talent development base for young jazz musicians in Central Denmark Region. The orchestra aims to create greater interest in jazz music among youngsters and to develop jazz talents with interest in bigband music.

    The broad collaboration allows workshops and masterclasses with the top professional musicians and soloists from Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. At the same time, the orchestra helps strengthen the musical food chain in Central Denmark Region. The big band can be heard on Saturday November 18 at 8 pm. in Chamber Music Hall, Music Hall Aarhus.

    Academy student John Riddell leads Danish Youth Jazz Orchestra. Despite his young age, he is a sought after big band drummer and has worked with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Randers Big Band and the Academy's big band and with a wealth of Danish and international soloists.

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