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

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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YOUNG SOUNDS OPENS NEW SEASON AND PREPARES FOR WINTER CONCERT

YOUNG SOUNDS OPENS NEW SEASON AND PREPARES FOR WINTER CONCERT

On September 11th Young Sounds of Arizona began the 2017-18 season with a vibrant first rehearsal. Since then, the three jazz ensembles have been working diligently on a traditional classic jazz repetoire and several tunes to be performed at Phoenix Center for the Arts. The concert on December 11th comes just three months into the new season but all three ensembles have been focused and dedicated to the rehearsals and the music. 
 

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Young Sounds Closes the Curtain on 2016-2017 Season

Young Sounds Closes the Curtain on 2016-2017 Season

By: Marisa Arellano

On Tuesday June 6th, Young Sounds of Arizona will close the curtain on our ambitious 2016 – 2017 season. The season included eight performances, all of which were between March and June of 2017, except for the first, in December. With each performance, the students’ intonation improved and their timing grew became more solid. Our students learned to work within their ensembles and to play within the entire group as well.

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