Triangle Youth Jazz Lab

Triangle Youth Jazz Lab provides begining jazz ensemble training with the goal of eventual transition to the Triangle Youth Jazz Band or Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra.


Musicians, 4th grade and above, who play alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, string bass or bass guitar, guitar, or drums. Students should have a sincere interest in learning to play jazz, be able to read music, and have a minimum of one-year of school ensemble or private instruction.

Selection Process

Students will be selected based on experience, desire to participate, family support for participation, and big-band jazz ensemble instrumentation. We will accept up to 4 alto and tenor saxophone players, 2 baritone saxophone players, 5 trumpeters, 5 trombonists, 2 pianists, 2 bass players, 2 drummers, and 2 guitarists.

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Genevieve Palmer, Triangle Youth Jazz Lab Conductor

Genevieve Palmer
Triangle Youth Jazz Lab Conductor

Genevieve is an alumna of the Philharmonic Association having played in the Triangle Youth Symphony and Triangle Youth Philharmonic, and attaining the position of Principal Viola in TYP during her senior year. She received her early musical training at Ligon Middle and Enloe High Schools, the Community Music School of Raleigh, and through the North Carolina Symphony’s Young Strings of the Triangle program.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Ms. Palmer concentrated on jazz studies and the double bass, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2017. This fall she will be pursuing a Masters degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Musicology as an Irene Dillard Elliot NC Excellence Fellowship recipient.

Ms. Palmer has taught private lessons at the Community Music School of Raleigh and Salvation Army Boy’s and Girls Club of Greensboro and coached jazz ensembles for the NC School of Math and Science, Durham School of the Arts, and for Broughton, Grimsley, and Enloe High School programs.