Youth Stages

The Foundation annually funds the Youth Stage at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, held each June in St. Paul. The stage plays host to a variety of young musicians, from high school and college-based bands, to independent groups like DFJE’s own Dakota Combo. The 2013 Youth Stage welcomed hundreds of audience members to hear six great local acts. 

2013 DFJE Youth Stage Gallery

DFJE also provides other opportunities for young jazz musicians to shine on stage and gain performance experience. For example, just in 2013 the Dakota Combo performed at the Dakota, the Artists’ Quarter, the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Dakota Street Fest.

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