The award-winning Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) is based in Raleigh under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb. TYJE is for advanced musicians in grades 8 – 12 who are developing the skills to perform a wide range of jazz compositions.
TYJE has earned the Outstanding Community Band Award each year since 2012 at the North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble was selected as a Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival finalist in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 seasons. They hope to be selected for 2023 as well! Only 15 bands are chosen nationwide to travel to New York City to work with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and compete!
The 2015-16 TYJE band was selected to go to the finals in New York City in the national competition Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival and earned second place (out of an original field of 92 ensembles). They are the first and only group from North Carolina selected for this honor.
Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students 16 and under $10
Available at the Halle Cultural Arts Center Box Office in person, over the phone, or online HERE!
*****The Halle Cultural Arts Center does not allow refunds or exchanges.*****