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Hudson Valley
Youth Jazz Orchestra

directed by 
Dan Shaut 

The Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra allows the region's top student musicians an opportunity to collaborate and perform in a college preparatory ensemble.


Students work with some of the world's finest guest artists and clinicians in the Tri-state area. Previous guests have included; Conrad Herwig, Jim Snidero, Michael Phillip Mossman, Chris Vadala, Terell Stafford, Roland Vazquez, Steven Feifke, and Gary Smulyan. 

Students also have the opportunity to work with our region's top working jazz musicians including: Tristen Napoli, Jeff "Siege" Siegel, Rich Syracuse, Matt Finck, Laurel Massé, Eric Iannucci and Peter Einhorn.  

In our first competition (2019's Essentially Ellington Regional Festival) HVYJO was selected as best trombone section and also had several students selected as outstanding soloists. 

HVYJO is based out of Kingston, NY. 

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