Meet the 2022-23 members of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

We’re proud to welcome the members of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band for the 2022-23 school year.

“It is an honour yet humbling to be working with a jazz ensemble featuring such talented young musicians,” says Michael Arthurs, musical director of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band.

“We are currently preparing a concert program to be presented in the new year that includes new and original arrangements, contemporary jazz charts, standards, and traditional big band repertoire laden with jazz improvisation and solos,” Arthurs adds. “I am excited and look forward to exceeding expectations as we gain experience via public performances. Please stay tuned. The JAZZ.FM 91 Youth Big Band is coming your way!”

Established in 2006, the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band is a free educational program that provides the opportunity for selected middle- and high-school students to rehearse with an 18-piece big band and perform with international jazz luminaries.

Here are the current members of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band:


Saxophone

From left: Daniel Gefter, Peter Kolokolkin, Raul Rincon-Benson, Alex Sondheimer and Harrison Perlmutar


Guitar

From left: Sebastian Neda and Philip Nguyen


Piano

From left: Joran Jesbac and Nathan Jesbac


Bass

Kieran Menard


Drums/percussion

From left: Cal Adam, Ariq Rahman and Ravi Singh