DJ Vocal Jazz

The Durham Vocal Jazz is available to all students between grade 8-12.  Decisions will be based on willingness to learn and skill.  Applicants should have some part singing experience. Audition Details: Requirements: Learn the appropriate part** of “More I Cannot Wish You” by Phil Mattson Applicants are asked to bring an additional piece…

DJ Combo

The Durham Jazz Combo is available to all students of all ages.  Decisions will be based on willingness to learn and skill. Audition Details: Requirements: HORNS: Applicants will play the head with embellishments and solo section of "There will be never be another  you." (see below) RHYTHM: Bass - Walking…

DJ Senior Band

The Durham Jazz Senior Band is available to students in grade 11 or 12.  Occasionally a younger/older student is accepted based on skill level. Audition Details: Requirements: Applicants will download and learn the excerpt of “I'm beginning to see the light” arranged by Paul Baker (see below) Applicants will download and learn…

DJ Intermediate Band

The Durham Jazz Intermediate Band is available to students in grade 9 or 10.  Occasionally a younger/older student is accepted. Audition Details: Requirements: Applicants will download and learn the excerpt of “I'm beginning to see the light” arranged by Paul Baker (see below) Applicants are asked to bring an additional piece of their…

DJ Junior Band

The Durham Jazz Junior Band is available to students up to and including grade 8.  While the band is typically grade 7 & 8’s occasionally a younger student is accepted based on skill level. Audition Details: Requirements: Applicants will download and learn the excerpt of “Take the A Train” by…

Staff

Nicole Henning (Founder & Director of Senior Band): Nicole has been teaching instrumental, vocal and musical theatre in the Durham and York regions for the past 8 years.  She obtained her Music Education Degree from the University of Toronto. Nicole is the founder of the Durham Jazz Organization and has directed…

Welcome to the Durham Jazz Website!

Mission Statement: The Durham Jazz band strives to inspire the jazz musicians of Durham region and beyond. Programming Foci: Quality jazz education Musical excellence Skill and knowledge building Family atmosphere Variety of mentor and teacher approaches Building leadership Spreading musical awareness within Durham region Supporting local school music programs History…