The Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo was created in 2019 to feature top high school women jazz players from throughout the United States. This small combo, directed by award-winning bassist, vocalist and composer Katie Thiroux, ensemble members are selected based on set criteria through video auditions. The group has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Next Generation Jazz Festival, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and at Berklee College of Music where they workshopped with Terri Lyne Carrington at the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.
- 2023 NGWIJC musicians will get together for two virtual rehearsals before September.
- The NGJO members will be invited to the 66th Monterey Jazz Festival in September for rehearsals, performances, master classes, and workshops.
- 2023 NGWIJC musicians will be invited to Berklee School of Music for performances and auditions in January 2024.
Application process opens Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10am (PST) and closes April 3, 2023 at 5pm (PST).
Application form link: https://airtable.com/shrbjJLDWN7gmdh3g
Before filling out your application form, please check out the audition requirements first:
Please contact Claire Kim-Shin, Education Specialist at email@example.com / 831.373.8842 for any questions.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 NEXT GENERATION WOMEN IN JAZZ COMBO!
Skylar Tang, trumpet / CA
Noa Zebley, bari / CA
Jacqueline Lee, violin / NJ
Kaiya Brooks, piano/ CA
Ruby Farmer, bass / NY
Jillian Upshaw, drums/ Washington, D.C.