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The Ottawa Junior Jazz Band: a passion to play

Mandar Gumaste rehearses the Ottawa Junior Jazz BandOttawa music teacher Mandar Gumaste had a dream: to create a big band where younger teens could enjoy great jazz music and get better at playing it. Now in its 11th year, the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band (OJJB) is still going strong, and Mandar and his students look forward to every Tuesday night practice.

OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed Mandar and members of the OJJB at their 10th anniversary concert about the band, how it's evolved, and what they've got from it. Watch highlights of our interviews and selections from the concert in the video, below the jump.

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