The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble (under the direction of jazz educator, composer, arranger, saxophonist, Peter Furlan) provides a chance for serious young musicians to collaborate with their peers from other schools, plus learn from guest artists involved in the jazz world. The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble has been created to fill an important and necessary niche in the local jazz education community and to help promote this truly great American art form. The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble has been created in this spirit of cooperation, with musicians sharing their knowledge and love of jazz.

RYJE classes take place @

Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack NY

Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble COVID-19

Safety Guidelines


RYJE will be full in-person rehearsal following safety guidelines listed below for the 2021-2022 school year.


SAFETY GUIDELINES:

  1. 1.Maureen’s Jazz Cellar has implemented “MERV 13” air filters and UV-C ROOM STERILIZATION LAMP (sterilization will take place before every ensemble rehearsal)

  2. 2.Well-fitting masks will be worn by all students and instructors at all times

  3. 3.Brass and Woodwind players will use bell covers and will wear masks with slits for their instrument mouthpiece

  4. 4.Proper hygiene norms will be followed and hand sanitizers will be available

  5. 5.Students must be vaccinated to participate or show a negative Covid test (with 72 hours before class)