If you are feeling a little bit down about current times and want some jazz music to suit your mood,  we have the perfect song for you: Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee’s “The End of the World.” It may not be a happy song, but that’s the great thing about music–it helps us experience all sorts of emotions!

Gregg Gelb’s arrangement of “The End of the World” is one of the pieces that last year’s Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble members decided to work on over the summer.  Lucky for us, the talented group chose to put together a recording of the piece and share it on Facebook.  The musicians each recorded their parts individually, and then TYJE member Zebedee Jewell-alibhai edited the recordings into a single video.

Enjoy the ensemble’s passionate performance of this timely piece by visiting this link.  

Also, if you haven’t yet listened to TYJE’s virtual performance of the song that the musicians and director Gregg Gelb composed and titled “The TYJE 2020 Blues,” which features the famous Branford Marsalis as guest tenor saxophone, be sure to check out the video below as well. Although the fundraiser described at the beginning of the video has ended, the Philharmonic Association is currently accepting donations for our scholarship fund. Please click here to donate.