"To provide an environment for high school students that encourages and fosters the study of jazz music."
The Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage (YJED) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) established in 1999. Our mission is to assemble, by audition the top high school jazz talent in the DuPage and surrounding areas and combine their skills in the performance of jazz music literature. YJED creates the opportunity to work with professional studio musicians as well as college professors in the Chicagoland area. These masters in the jazz field share their talent through rehearsal clinics, concert performances, and our yearly studio recording projects. Through these experiences, YJED students gain the love and tradition for America's own great music - jazz.
Rehearsals are every Monday from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Rehearsals are held at Addison Trail High School, 213 N. Lombard Rd., Addison, IL 60101. MAP
YJED is proud to have had students representing these fine schools:
Argo, Batavia, Buffalo Grove, Chicago Academy of the Arts, Downers Grove South, Downers Grove North, Dundee Crown, Elk Grove, Glenbard East, Glenbrook North, Hersey, Hinsdale Central, Lake Park, Larkin, Libertyville, Lincoln-Way Central, Lyons Township, Mundelein, Naperville Central, Naperville North, Neuqua Valley, Riverside-Brookfield, Rolling Meadows, Stevenson, St. Charles North, Vernon Hills, Wheaton North, and Wheaton Warrenville South.
A big "thank you" to all the band directors for sharing their students with us!
Donation / Sponsorship Information
If you would like to make a donation in support of the Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage, please call Veatrice Jehangir at (630)969-2848.
**Click here to see the 2006-2007 Yjed Reports
Donations are tax deductible. Thanks for your support!