Two Carroll jazz students, Shane Clardy, class of 2017, and Will Nathman, class of 2016, are members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Institute and will be performing with their respective GDYOJI combos at an upcoming performance on Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. at Dallas Performance Hall. The concert is a free event to all who wish to attend.
GDYO’s Jazz Institute will provide young musicians in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex the opportunity to learn what it means to be a jazz musician, the chance to build their skills on their instrument, and the experience of working with other like-minded young people. Few youth orchestras in the country have established jazz programs as a part of their instrumental and orchestral programs. Fewer still have pursued combo-based programs rather than jazz orchestras or big bands. There are no other programs in the Dallas area.