Support Young Sounds

You can now support Young Sounds by becoming an Overall Donor or by becoming a Scholarship Donor. Read more about our programs below:

Scholarships are awarded to selected students who demonstrate a commitment to their musical studies which includes dedication to rehearsals, performances and special Young Sounds activities; who demonstrate a strong technical ability and passion for their art and who wholeheartedly understand the value of teamwork. Young Sounds scholarships can be used for private lessons, college tuition and workshops or master classes.

The Patricia Myers Scholarship

Patricia Myers was a passionate and talented journalist and jazz aficionado who consistently supported live local music in Arizona and was supporter of professional musicians all over the valley and great friend and supporter of Young Sounds.

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The Armand Boatman Scholarship

Armand Boatman is an exciting jazz pianist who settled in Phoenix in 1973 and quickly began planting roots in the valley music scene. He is an exceptional music educator and his passion is and always has been playing jazz for enthusiastic audiences.

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The Gary Carney Scholarship

Gary Carney was a legend in the AZ jazz scene. A trombone player known for his humility, professionalism, tone and harmonic brilliance, Gary’s had an expansive career including time spent with the big band orchestra, Les Brown and His Band of Renown.

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The Dave Cook Scholarship

Dave Cook became one of the most influential and highly respected jazz musicians in the Phoenix and Prescott areas. His mentoring of young musicians, performances with his bands Atlantis, New Vanguard and Intensity, as well as being one of the pioneering influences of jazz in Tempe, led to his numerous awards and recognition.

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The Nadine Jansen Scholarship

Nadine Jansen’s career spanned 5 decades.  She was renowned for playing piano with her left hand and trumpet with her right at the same time, and she moved audiences for many years with her lustrous vocals as well.

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The Teresa Perez Scholarship

Teresa Perez was a lifelong lover of music, jazz in particular. She was instrumental in helping establish funding for Young Sounds of Arizona and continuously supported Young Sounds and the Professional Musicians of Arizona AFM Local 586.

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The Margo Reed Scholarship

Margo Reed was an accomplished jazz singer full of life and soul and was a beloved valley icon. Among many other accolades she was inducted to the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Jazz in AZ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

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Become an Overall Donor

Young Sounds of Arizona relies on grants from generous citizens, government, business and community groups in our community. Funds are used to purchase equipment, venue rentals and all costs associated with performances, student scholarships and master classes with professional clinicians that will help build upon our students’ musical training. Young Sounds now features two big bands and a jazz combo. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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Minimum: $10.00