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Wed, May 03


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SPECIAL EVENT: Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra Concert

Join the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra at Ijams for a FREE evening of amazing music!

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SPECIAL EVENT: Knoxville Jazz  Youth Orchestra Concert
SPECIAL EVENT: Knoxville Jazz  Youth Orchestra Concert

Time & Location

May 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Join Ijams for a fantastic FREE all-ages concert with the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra on the Visitor Center lawn on Wednesday, May 3! This amazing, auditioned band of high schoolers really swings, so grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy some jazz classics! 

Doors open at 5:30 pm for this performance and music will run from 6-8. The Ijams concession area and beer garden will be open for your snack needs. Feel free to bring your own food if you want more than just snack foods. NO COOLERS OR OUTSIDE ALCOHOL, PLEASE. Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash. 

About the KJYO: 

The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra is an honors band under the direction of Knoxville Jazz Orchestra lead trombonist Tom Lundberg. The band is open to high school students from across East Tennessee and is chosen by audition each fall. The 2022-2023 roster includes 17 students from Bearden, Central, Halls, West, Greeneville, Oak Ridge and Roane County high schools, as well as Berean Christian and Concord Christian schools, both located in Knoxville. 

The KJYO explores the repertoire of outstanding jazz ensembles as well as the music of the Great American Songbook. The group offers students the opportunity to learn about and develop jazz improvisation skills.  KJYO rehearses one evening a week for a couple hours and schedules public performances throughout the school year in the Knoxville area.  The KJYO is part of the educational arm of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.  For more information about the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra as well as the KJO Middle School Band, visit and select "Educate."


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    This ticket is good for admission to the KJYO Concert at Ijams on May 3.

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