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Young Effervescence Big Band

Born in 1984, the Young Effervescence Big Band (formerly called Jove Big Band) is one of the pillars of the Taller de Músics programme and aims to offer participants the possibility of acquiring training and experience in a large format group.

Young Effervescence Big Band (YEEB)


The selected musicians receive specific and complementary training weekly that consists of listening to, analysing and playing the music of the great classical masters of the big band.

The Young Effervescence Big Band (YEEB) is an initial practice in the staging live music and experiencing its specific characteristics. This is how, for years, it has acted as a springboard for musicians, making them ready to play with any type of formation, as shown by the fact that its ranks have included performers and authors who are very well known today.


  • Know the usual repertoire of the Big Band.
  • Get to know the different great Big Bands of history and their peculiarities.
  • Master the ability to match the articulations and dynamics of the whole orchestra.
  • Establish criteria of interpretation, understanding and collective work.
  • To understand how the improvisation fits in the scheme of an arrangement.
  • To improve the reading at first sight.
  • To obtain the capacity of response to indications of the director
  • To conceive and develop collective musical projects.
  • To learn and assume one’s role in every performance moment.
  • To develop rehearsal habits and techniques. To generate a rehearsal discipline.
  • To develop skills for collective work.
  • To face the work processes adequately.


  • Tuning works, unisons, solos, backgrounds
  • Exercises in dynamics.
  • Work on different types of joints.
  • Repertoire work in traditional, contemporary, even
  • The Big Band as an instrument to accompany the voice.

Big Band Director

Ramón Cardo

He has more than 35 years of experience in the world of teaching, with nine years as a teacher in Taller de Músics, 11 years as a teacher and promoter of the speciality of Jazz in the Conservatory of Valencia and also as a teacher and director of the Jazz Space of the University Jaume I of Castellón. He has also been a teacher of the summer courses at the University of Almería for the last three years.

Who is it for

The members of the Young Effervescence Big Band are students of the Taller de Músics with an intermediate level of musical studies. The big band consists of:

  • Alto saxophone: 2
  • Tenor saxophone: 2
  • Baritone saxophone: 1
  • Trumpets: 5
  • Trombones: 5
  • Guitar: 2
  • Piano: 2
  • Bass – Double Bass: 2
  • Drum: 2
  • Voice: 2


  • Rehearsals will take place every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Weekly rehearsal of 2h.
  • Extra rehearsals by sections.
  • Practice with a staging of 4 concerts each academic year.

Where we are

Taller de Músics Music School
Requesens, 3-5
08001 Barcelona
t. 93 329 56 67
[email protected]

How to get here
Bus: D50, V11, H16, 55, 120
Metro: L2 Sant Antoni (exit Villarroel)

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