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Jazz Up offers a select ensemble of promising high school age students the opportunity to work with world class jazz artists, perform in professional venues and compete at festivals at a national level. Tuition free for the 2019-20 school year, students who are accepted will attend weekly rehearsals, participate in masterclasses from internationally recognized artists and record a final project. Subjects that will be covered include composition, arranging, jazz harmony, building a jazz repertoire, developing solos, jazz language, use of rhythm, ear training and ensemble techniques. Rehearsals will be held in Carpentersville, Illinois at the Jazz Place and students will be required to participate in all outside performances. Jazz Up! Is intends to prepare young jazz musicians for the collegiate jazz world while enhancing the awareness of jazz in the Chicago suburbs.

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