NYO Jazz

NYO Jazz


With its formation in summer of 2018, Carnegie Hall brings together the finest teen jazz musicians from across the United States (ages 16-19) to form NYO Jazz. Selected through a comprehensive audition process, these remarkable musicians from cities and towns across the US engage in a rigorous two-week training residency in New York with world-class jazz masters. Following its residency, NYO Jazz performs at New York City’s Carnegie Hall with a celebrated guest artist before embarking on a tour to some of the world’s great music capitals. The musicians serve as dynamic music ambassadors as they share this uniquely American musical genre with people around the globe.

NYO Jazz builds on the success of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2 – created by Carnegie Hall in 2013 and 2016, respectively – which draw together outstanding young classical musicians from across the country each summer for training, performances, and international touring.


  • Jul 2023 - Aug 2023

    Sean Jones (director & trumpet) Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocalist) St Moritz Jazz Festival | Concertgebouw, Amsterdam | BBC Proms, London | Rheingau Festival | Young Euro Classic, Berlin | Lucerne Festival

  • Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
    NYO Jazz | Asia | July-August 2019

    Sean Jones Kurt Elling National Taichung Theater | National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing | Shanghai Oriental Art Center | Zhuhai Huafa and CPAA Grand Theater, Zhuhai | Asia Society Hong Kong Center

  • Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
    NYO Jazz | Europe | July-August 2018

    Sean Jones Dianne Reeves The Apex, Bury St Edmunds | Cadogan Hall, London | Concertgebouw, Amsterdam | EIF, Edinburgh | Kongress Palais, Kassel | Young Euro Classics, Berlin