Julian Zanetti (trumpet, NACJB, 2006-2011) passed away Saturday, August 4th.  The entire NACJB family extends our condolences to  Julian's parents Marco and Lesli, and to the whole Zanetti family.  Details about a ceremony to celebrate Julian's life will be posted here as soon as they are available.



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CONDUCTED BY NEIL YORKE-SLADER, THE NEPEAN ALL-CITY JAZZ BAND (KNOWN TO MANY AS 'NACJB' OR SIMPLY 'ALL-CITY') COMPRISES 18 MUSICIANS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 19 DRAWN FROM ALL OVER THE GREATER OTTAWA AREA. MANY NACJB ALUMNI HAVE GONE ON TO STUDY MUSIC AT PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN CANADA AND THE U.S., MOST WITH FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE AT MUSICFEST CANADA'S NATIONAL FINALS. NACJB HAS HAD GREAT SUCCESS AT MUSICFEST NATIONALS, EARNING GOLD STANDING IN EACH OF THE PAST 30 YEARS. 

The Nepean All-City Lab Band is the new "sister" band of the Nepean All-City organization. A clear need was identified to form a new High School level Jazz Band in Ottawa, where young players who couldn't be part of the NACJB could showcase their talents. This new ensemble is comprised of young talented players, age 14 to 17 years old, in need of deepening their craft and engaging in an advanced level repertoire. Their inaugural concert in December 2017, was mentioned in an article by Ottawa Jazz Scene, discussing the rationale behind the birth of NACLB.


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