This exciting jazz education experience offers high school students a unique opportunity to join a musical community of passionate young musicians at a pivotal point in their personal development.
Students are selected by audition and have an opportunity to apply techniques they learn in rehearsals to concert performances and professional recordings. As part of the program they:
Special Guest artists rehearse and perform in concert with the All-Stars. Past artists have included Victor Goines, Conrad Herwig, and Bobby Watson. This year’s special artist will be Aubrey Logan, vocals and trombone.
Students must be in grades 9-12 and reside within the Northwest Arkansas region. Need at least two years of experience on the instrument or comparable proficiency (exceptions may be made based on skills and experience).
Saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone), trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums
Auditions for the 2024 season will be:
January 27 in Fayetteville (Folk School)
January 28 in Bentonville (Thaden School)
Sundays from February through April.
A professional recording will be made of the ensemble's concert performance at Walton Arts Center. Additional performance opportunities may be possible.
Please fill out the audition Interest form below. You may also contact Graham Stewart, Executive Director of the NWA Jazz Society, email@example.com
Trombone / Tuba / Drums, University of Arkansas graduate in music performance
Drummer, recording engineer, graduate of the University of Arkansas, has been recording and teaching professionally since the mid-'70s
Saxophonist and music instructor at New School, professional musician
Saxophonist and music professor at the University of Arkansas