Jazz Yard Academy

This youth band has wowed their audiences wherever they performed this past year, very often mixing it on-stage with some of our most highly respected local musicians, such as Ramon Alexander, Buddy Wells and Andrew Ford.

Poster for the Jazz Yard Academy

The Jazz Yard Academy (JYA) are performing a mixture of Cape Jazz covers and originals, as well as a selection funky Jazz covers.

The Jazz Yard Academy is a small non-profit organisation operating in Bonteheuwel since April 2014, with the prime objective of creating a healthy society through the media of music.

Under the guidance of experienced musicians, these youngsters (7-18 yr olds) find a new meaning to life. It is encouraging to see the way music brings a smile to their faces, … how excited they are about every new lesson!

At first glance, our mission appears to be purely to give young people an opportunity to become proficient musicians, but our mission goes well beyond that. We are passionate about creating a better society, where the humane qualities & principles proliferate.