Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced musician, there is a place for you in ESYO's Jazz music program. Explore the unique history of a truly unique American art form. Meet, play, and collaborate with musicians who are as passionate and dedicated as you. Learn from outstanding conductors, coaches, and international artists, while deepening your musical skills with challenging new repertoire. All this, while having some serious fun!

ESYO Jazz Orchestras perform a wide range of music from the early swing of the 1920s to the exciting jazz/rock fusion of the 1980s to today’s contemporary jazz. 

To enroll in an ESYO Jazz Ensemble, you need to complete an audition. 

With 2 Jazz Orchestras suiting a range of playing levels, ESYO challenges you to excel, grow, and perform. An ESYO audition is not a competition, it's a process that helps ESYO conductors place you in an ensemble based on your musical experience.  There is a place for you!

Repertory Ensembles

Repertory Ensembles

  • Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Advanced Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra woodwinds and brass sections performing together at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Advanced Ensembles

  • Youth Jazz Orchestra

Young musicians audition by instrument and not by an ensemble. Click below for a complete list of available classical instruments.



  • Guitar
  • Bass- Acoustic preferred, electric accepted.

Piano & Percussion

Piano & Percussion

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Drumset
  • Vibraphone



  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone



  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

There is a place for you!

Audition Today

ESYO Jazz auditions are held online using  Auditions accepted by instrument and not by an ensemble. Questions?  Contact Sue Lascoe, Director of Operations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..