Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life


Fourteen young musicians have been given the opportunity to receive master classes from professional Jazz Musicians associated with the Metro Connection Jazz Group from Sarasota, Florida during the week prior to the jazz festival beginning on June 20th. Each student who participates will receive an honorarium, opportunities to play at three events and recognition in appropriate publications.

The students will “jam” with the Metro Jazz Connection group at the Hyatt Regency, Rochester on June 21st from 5:30-7:30. On June 24th there will be (2) opportunities to “feel the beat” of the Jazz Mass, 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Rochester and at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, Rochester.

All are welcome to attend any or all events.

Youth Jazz Initiative

Sponsored by

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester

Vera and Imre Hecht Foundation Inc.

Former St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church

Journey Publications LLC

Co-sponsored by

Alliance for Urban Parishes in Rochester

Church of the Ascension

Christ Church

St. Stephen’s

St. Marks and St. Johns

St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene