A quintet of PJCE musicians perform music by the 2022 cohort of Young Jazz Composers mentees! Join us at The 1905 to hear original music by high school and college-age composers written with the guidance of professional composers and performers.

Formerly known as “Grasshoppers,” the Young Jazz Composers program is a mentorship and performance opportunity for students to learn the ins and outs of composing for a professional jazz ensemble. Through one-on-one private lessons and professional group feedback, students will gain valuable insight into the idiosyncrasies of composing. By the end of the program, students will be able to understand the basic skills needed to compose a tune, use digital notation software, and correctly notate parts for rhythm section and horns.

The 2022 YJC band features Mary-Sue Tobin on saxophone, Pablo Rivarola on trumpet, Todd Marston on piano, Ben Medler on bass, and Tyson Stubelek on drums.


Young Jazz Composers concert