Westchester Jazz Orchestra Inc

aka WJO   |   Chappaqua, NY   |  www.westjazzorch.org

Mission

WJO's mission is to promote jazz,
contribute to its evolution, and advance the appreciation and
understanding of this uniquely American cultural treasure. Drawing upon
the talent of renowned Westchester-based professional musicians,
composers, and arrangers, the Orchestra performs a broad range of jazz
works from classic standards to commissioned pieces. We are also
committed to inspiring young listeners with outreach programs in jazz
education.
 
OBJECTIVES
• To build new audiences, deepen support among jazz enthusiasts, and elevate the prominence of jazz as an art form in Westchester County and beyond.
• To serve as a creative vehicle for musicians, composers and arrangers with an annual concert series. 
• To expand the jazz repertoire by commissioning a significant number of new works and arrangements for jazz orchestra. • To contribute to the community with educational residencies and workshops in schools and other institutions as well as with our concerts.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Emily Tabin

Main address

PO Box 506

Chappaqua, NY 10514

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EIN

33-1041301

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

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Concert Series

The Westchester Jazz Orchestra offers an annual concert series as well as educational programs. Our concert season features 5 concerts with different themes reflecting the breadth of jazz. We commission the bulk of our music from composers, including band members. In our education programs, we visit school jazz bands, teaching students how to become both better ensemble players and more accomplished soloists. Student tickets for our concerts are only $5. Our aim with students is to help foster a lifelong love of listening to and playing music.

Population(s) Served

Our educational programs can be individually tailored to meet the needs
of your jazz band. We offer three-day teaching residencies or one-day
workshops.

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Westchester Jazz Orchestra Inc

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as of 06/06/2016
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