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Congratulations 2023-24 YJED Members

We look forward to a great year!

Members calendar

(Details will be added as they are available)

Every Monday: Rehearsal 6:30-8:30p (except as noted)

Monroe Middle School, Wheaton IL. 

Rehearsals changes: 12/4, 12/11, 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

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Saturday ​May 5, 2024: Spring concert at Judson University Thulin Auditorium 7:00p

  • 5:00p  Call/Setup

  • 5:30p   Run-thru with Guest Artist TBD

  • 7:00p   Performance

  • After     Clean-up

May 8 - 12: Essentially Ellington NYC Jazz Lincoln Center

  • Flight out May 8 9:15a ORD-LGA

  • JALC: May 9 (Workshops, rehearsals, etc.)

  • JALC: May 10-11 (Competition, Concert, Awards

  • Flight return May12 9:56a (LGA-ORD)

  • More details to come!

Friday April 12, 2024: WGN Midday Show 10a-noon

  • 10:00a  Arrive at WGN: 2501 W Bradley Place, Chicago
    (park in free lot, check in with security)

  • 10:30a  to 10:45a Soundcheck and Mic check

  • 11:37a  "Tease segment" of 20-40 seconds

  • 11:45a  "Main segment" about 4 minutes 30 seconds

Sunday June 2 2024 Recording session (Time 12:00)

  • Recording session at Transient Sound

  • Address: 1803 W Byron, Chicago (near Ashland and Irving Park, (Link to map).

  • 12:00 noon   Call

  • 12:30pm        Sound Check

  • 1:00-5:00pm  Recording session

TBD:Other performance(s)

Specific date(s) and location(s) to come

Saturday August 31 2024: Chicago Jazz Festival

  • Harris Theater Rooftop

  • 1:45p Call

  • 2:25p Performance (until 3:05p)

  • (More details to follow!)

Monday ​April 8, 2024: Jazz Showcase 7:15pm

Performance at The Jazz Showcase: 806 S Plymouth Ct., Chicago (Link to map) w guest soloist Constantine Alexander (trumpet)

  • 6:30p         Call (allow time for traffic!)

  • 7:15p           Performance

Please plan to also listen to complete 1st set by the CCPA Roosevelt Jazz Ensemble (from 8:00p to about 9:15p).  $15 admission for general public.  Fee parking nearby.

Saturday: February 17 2024: Essentially Ellington Chicago Regional Festival

Whitney Young Magnet HS | 211 S. Laflin St., Chicago

  • 11:30a  Call, master classes & hear Columbia College

  • 3:30p  Warm-up

  • 4:00p  Performance

  • 4:30p  Clinic

UPDATED  Mon. Jan. 22 2024: Transient Sound Recording Studio

  • 1803 W Byron St., Chicago IL 60613 (link to map)

  • 4:30p              Call Time

  • 5:00p - 8:00p Recording time

​Sunday January 21, 2024: Winter concert at Judson University:Thompson Building/Demoss Center for the Performing Arts

  • 2:00p   Call

  • 2:30p   Run-thru with Guest Artist Steve Wiest

  • 4:00p   Performance

  • 5:30p   Clean-up

Monday Nov. 27 2023: Clinic 6:30-8:30p with Pianist Alejandro Cortes

Monroe Middle School, Wheaton IL. 

Tuesday November 21, 2023: The Venue

Perform at The Venue in Aurora (Link to site, and to map)

  • 5:45p  Call

  • 6:30p  Performance

  • TBD  Listen to set by Pete Ellman Big Band

Monday Nov. 13 2023: Clinic 6:30-8:30p with VanDoren Ambassador Shawn Maxwell

Monroe Middle School, Wheaton IL. 

Monday Oct. 23 2023: First rehearsal/parent meeting

First rehearsal 6:30-8:00p, parent meeting 8:00p

Sunday Oct. 8 2023: Deadline to submit auditions

Auditions are open!  See Audition for YJED tab to see more details.  Don't delay!

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