Trombone Player Kasper Sarikoski to Juilliard as the First Finnish Jazz Musician

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Finnish trombonist Kasper Sarikoski (B. 1988) starts his studies in the Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies program at the world famous Juilliard School in New York City.

The Juilliard School is located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. It is widely regarded as one of the world's leading music schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programs.

Sarikoski will attend the two-year program Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies, which is a pre-professional performance-based jazz education program for a few highly gifted and experienced performers at the post-graduate level. Students participate in a two-year customized curriculum that focuses on public performance for a small ensemble of Artist Diploma students.

In addition to school year performances at Juilliard, the Artist Diploma Ensemble is required to participate in outside performances and educational outreach. A performance based program, the curriculum for the Artist Diploma is by advisement.

As a jazz student at Juilliard, Sarikoski will work closely with the Juilliard faculty members and enjoy numerous performance opportunities as a member of the Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble. In addition to performances at Juilliard and Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble regularly performs at prominent venues and festivals.

Jazz Finland wishes Kasperi all the best for his studies!