DCDD is pleased to welcome Cornelius Young as the new Artistic Director of D.C. Swing!, DCDD’s jazz ensemble.  A native of Mississippi, he has an extensive music background starting with a variety of ensembles in high school including jazz band where he was a jazz pianist and continued through college where he studied as a tuba major at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi.  During his time there, Cornelius continued his jazz studies and following graduate work at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to the DMV area to pursue a teaching career.  It is then that he joined D.C. Swing! for the first time as its jazz pianist and also had opportunities to participate in the Southern Maryland Jazz Orchestra, the Solid Brass Jazz Band, & the jazz trio, Shaken not Stirred.

Cornelius is looking forward to getting D.C. Swing! rehearsals underway starting in July 2017.  If you’re interested in joining D.C.’s Different Drummers, go to the “Contact Us” section of our website & fill out our online form.  Stay tuned for more updates on all our ensembles’ performance schedules.


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