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Reality TV Show for Instrumental Musicians featuring National Symphony
Orchestra Violinist Marissa Regni, Duke Ellington Orchestra Alum Gregory
Charles Royal, and nu-metal bassist Talena Atfield as judges.
First Season Winner's Recording Certified Gold!
To Rap or
Play?
A documentary which discusses the role of instrumental
musicians in Hip Hop - featuring underground rapper Kenn
Starr.
Funded by a grant from DC Commission on the Arts
watch
here
On September 2, 2011 American Youth Symphony and Noon Tan
Music in association with Shukan NY Seikatsu Press presented the
World Premier of a new adaptation of the 2004 New York JVC Jazz
Festival play followed by a panel discussion on Japanese culture in
jazz featuring music legend
Toshiko Akiyoshi at the Ida K. Lang Recital
Hall at Hunter College in New York. The play starred Gregory Charles
Royal and Kay Matsukawa with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill
Quartet with Ken Crutchfield and directed by Kazuki Takase.
View clip here.

The Japanese Jazz Affect
A Discussion About the Historical Relationship of Jazz and the Japanese
People -- preceded by an adaptation of the jazz play
2016 FESTIVAL LINE-UP
New York Jazz Film Festival is a tradename of American Youth Symphony.  
2016 AWARD WINNERS
2017 FESTIVAL LINE UP
New York December 3,4, 2012
Red Carpet Benefit Gala
Starring Finalist from NBC’s the VOICE,Grammy nominee,
Broadway Star & American Idol Diva
FRENCHIE DAVIS with
Legendary Preacher REV. DR. JAMES A. FORBES JR.
in the Musical

GOD DOESN'T MEAN YOU GET
TO LIVE
FOREVER  A gospel musician's faith is tested when
he meets a famous singer who believes that everlasting life is
a cruel hoax perpetuated by God himself.
It takes a little girl to change their lives forever!
2018 Submissions Opening February 15th!
2017 AWARD WINNERS COMING SOON
Past Programs and Partnerships
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First Jazz Sitcom and promoting jazz
musicians as actors, conceived as part
of the New York Jazz Film Festival.
Pilot Season now on
Amazon Prime