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JazzArts Nuestro Tiempo Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

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FALL 2023:
Tuesdays, September 26 – December 19, 2023

LOCATION:  VAPA Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte

Led by renowned Latin Jazz educators, students will play repertoire in a Latin Jazz orchestra and learn fundamentals including clave rhythms, improvisational theory, Latin Jazz history and stage presence.  This is a unique opportunity for student musicians grades 7-12 to study an exciting facet of jazz that combines the chords and improvisational techniques of traditional jazz with Latin instruments and rhythms.

Woodwinds, Brass, Rhythm Section, and Percussion Players are encouraged to join.

With space limited, registration and audition are both required. 


Middle and high school student musicians with at least one year on their instruments are encouraged to audition.  Please register to an audition at VAPA Center.

Tuition & Fees

We are able to offer accepted student scholarships that cover the cost of participation, making this program free for all students.

This program is made possible through special grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Arts & Science Council, and NC Arts Council.

Got a question?

If you have any further questions, please call us at (704) 334-3900 or contact our Director of Education, Patrick Brown, at

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