Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble

Directed by Gregg Gelb (Raleigh, NC)

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is based in Raleigh under the direction of Dr. Gregg Gelb, and it is one of many ensembles under the umbrella of the Philharmonic Association. TYJE is for advanced musicians in grades 8 – 12. Membership is by audition in late summer. The ensemble will provide the opportunity for members to study and perform the best of big band jazz in a professional setting. They rehearse once a week for an hour and 45 minutes. In 2016 TYJE 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. They are the first and only group from North Carolina selected for this honor.