Young Sounds

Young Sounds of Arizona is an on going project of the American Federation of Musicians Local 586, and led by Music Director Vincent Wedge. The work ethic, attitude, discipline and talented performance of these Young Sounds musicians is both a powerful example and inspiration for audiences young and old.

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Young Sounds News

Young Sounds of Arizona,  2019-2020 season

Young Sounds of Arizona, 2019-2020 season

Summer is almost over and the new season for Young Sounds is about to start. Young Sounds students do not normally meet between mid-June and late August, but Andrew Gross did receive funding to sponsor a three day Jazz Camp with a focus on improvisation and developing aural skills. Some Young Sounds students enrolled in the Camp and others were new to the Program. The camp ended with a public concert in which all the music performed had been learned aurally and each student performed a number of improvisations on each tune they played.

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Young Sounds of Arizona

Young Sounds of Arizona

The Young Sounds Big Bands and Combo have a very busy spring season ahead. On March 1st Crescent Ballroom will feature the 5 O’Clock band for the opening slot of a large swing event alongside Kevin Tangney’s New Guard Big Band.

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Catching Up with Young Sounds

Catching Up with Young Sounds

On Saturday February 24th, the Young Sounds of Arizona ensembles performed at the Scottsdale Canal Convergence Festival. The event was a celebration of music, art and dance all in a space that included public art installations. The invitation to perform came from Kevin Von Brubaker who lives in the Coronado neighborhood in downtown Phoenix that surrounds the AFM Local 586 Union Hall and often hears the Young Sounds ensembles practicing. He works for Scottsdale Arts and thought Young Sounds would be a great fit for the event, turns out he was right!

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