Artist in Residence: Oakland musician, educator, and activist, Valerie Troutt.

The Youth JazzSoul Project (YASP) will help to foster young adult Jazz & Soul musicians in the San Francisco California East Bay. Participants will be provided the unique opportunity to study with local JazzSoul singer songwriter Valerie Troutt and band. Each student will learn materials for a one night only concert at Studio Grand in Oakland,CA. Participates will have 4 rehearsals to perfect materials at the EastBay Center in Richmond,CA prior to the concert. Each rehearsal will be lead by members of The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project providing each instrument with instruction including: Ear Training, Song Writing andPerformance.