Artist: Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra
Album: The Best of the Keller Area Youth Jazz
Label: RZO Sound
Year Of Release: 2019
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
01. Autumn Leaves
02. Getting Sentimental Over You
03. Go Tell It on the Mountain
05. Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey
06. Oh Holy Knight
07. Stars & Stripes Forever
08. The Old Rugged Cross
09. White Heat
The Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (KAYJO) is an All Star jazz orchestra comprising 5 saxes, 10 brass and a rhythm section. Students from Keller and the surrounding area convene when school is out, and rehearse under direction of a college jazz professor. Every member of the band is active in his or her school program so we only meet when school is out (June-July, Spring Break, Christmas holidays).
Everyone in the band is an All Region qualifier, and many are All State band alumni. They are accepted based on referral or competitive audition, so the talent level is elite. That allows rehearsals to be accelerated, and lets the conductor choose repertoire from the college level.