Jules Estrin served as Musical Director for the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band from 2007-2022! The YBB is a free educational program that provides the opportunity for middle and high-school students to rehearse with an 18-piece big band and perform with international jazz luminaries. The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band program is designed to provide outstanding educational instruction that allows participants to develop musical and social skills while interacting in a diverse, professional setting.
Over the course of the past fifteen years the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band has performed with such jazz legends as Bucky Pizzarelli, Lew Tabackin, Joey Defrancesco, Tom Scott, PJ Perry, Guido Basso, Ron Westray, Alex Dean, Kelly Jefferson, Brian O'Kane and Brandi Disterheft.
The Youth Big Band maintains a busy rehearsal and performance schedule and holds audition each September for new members!