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Jay Young is an active performer and Arranger, having toured and  performed throughout the United States and Internationally. At home in a broad range of styles, Mr. Young has played Saxophones/Woodwinds in the “Bob and Tom Band” (from the nationally syndicated radio show) since 1989, and The Endless Summer Band (for whom he also serves as Horn arranger/musical director) since 1993, and has toured/performed/recorded with some of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. A brief list includes: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lewis, The Manhattan Transfer, Joan Rivers, Three Dog Night, Sha Na Na, Lou Rawls, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves and the Vadellas, The Spinners, Marie Osmond, Sandi Patti, Steve Allee, Duke Tumatoe, The Buselli –Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Harry James Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Harry James Orchestra, numerous Broadway shows, countless Recordings and Radio/Television commercials ….the list goes on and. Jay has performed numerous Premieres of works by noted composers, including: Michael Schelle, David Baker, and many more. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jay is an Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Marian University, and Director of Jazz Bands at Lawrence Central High School. Find out more on his website,



Wee Do Wap: Jazz Music


An introductory jazz performance for young children. Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz, with tunes ranging from Duke Ellington to nursery rhymes. Students will sing along with “Old McDonald Had a Band”, which introduces the live sounds of a trumpet, tenor sax, piano, and drum set.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 30 min
  • Audience Limit: 120

30 minute Performance: $526

Fun with Jazz


Teaching improvisation as a means of communication, this program begins with a “jazz rap” that involves the audience. In addition to the Pink Panther and Flintstones themes, and the “Yellow Dog Blues”, students will join in on “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing.”

This program meets standards in Communication Life Skills Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-5
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $603 Double: $760

The Jazz State of Indiana


Students will be taken back to the “Roaring 20’s” on Indiana Avenue, where ragtime and the blues could be heard. The history lesson continues through 1930-1960 highlighting legends such as Hoagy Carmichael. Contemporary jazz music ends the program.

This program meets standards in Indiana History Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $603 Double: $760

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