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The "Young Masters" are a group comprised of the brightest young jazz musicians in Chicago that are handpicked to be mentored by Ernest Dawkins. Under this mentorship, the Young Masters are provided with career management advice, composition courses, many performance opportunities and every year they record and release a CD! Alums of the Young Masters have included Isaiah Collier, Jeremiah Collier, Alexis Lombre, Micah Collier, James Wenzel and many others.

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