Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra: premiering John Beasley “Fête dans la Tête”
Virtual Performance Videos Showcase Carnegie Hall’s Three Acclaimed National Youth Ensembles
More than 200 outstanding teen musicians-hailing from 41 states across the US-came together in July 2020 as an online virtual community to form three top-notch musical ensembles, including NYO Jazz.
Artistic Director and Bandleader Sean Jones led NYO Jazz in preparation for the virtual world premiere in September of a new work, Fête dans la Tête, by John Beasley, commissioned especially for NYO Jazz.
Sean Jones has played as lead trumpeter of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis and is prominently featured in many recordings from leading jazz artists such as Illinois Jacquet, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, and Marcus Miller. He is an internationally recognized educator and is the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies at The John Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.