Up and coming South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe will join the NYYS Jazz Band at Dizzy’s on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30 and 9:30pm, for a program of music from both continents, including the classic big band repertoire of the American Songbook, and newly commissioned arrangements of traditional Xhosa music. The program will also feature the world première of The Adventures of Rick and Birdperson by Nate Sparks.
This performance will be broadcast LIVE on jazz.org/live!
About the NYYS
The New York Youth Symphony is one of the most awarded youth programs of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, and jazz, with performanc- es at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 150 works from young composers since 1984.