Monterey Jazz Festival’s Monterey County High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble to Perform in San Jose, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz, August 10-22

August 5, 2013; Monterey, CA; Monterey Jazz Festival’s Monterey County High School All-Star Band and High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform in San Jose, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Los Gatos for their annual summer performance season in 2013.

“We are so happy to present Monterey County's finest young musicians and vocalists at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa, Jazz on the Plazz, and Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club in Studio City,” said Paul Contos, Education Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival. “They have been most gracious in engaging Monterey Jazz Festival's education programs and our talented students.”

Monterey County High School All-Star Band and High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 10 at 2 and 3 p.m. respectively, on the Next Gen Stage. Traveling to Los Angeles, they will perform on Sunday, August 11 at Vitello's Jazz Club in Studio City at 7: 30 p.m. Both the All-Star Band and the Vocal Honor Jazz Ensemble will also perform at Jazz on the Plazz in Los Gatos on Wednesday, August 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Jazz on the Plazz concert is free, and will take place at the Los Gatos Town Plaza, at the intersection of West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos. Both ensembles will perform at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 7 p.m. The bands will also make their traditional appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Sunday, September 22 in the Night Club.

The Monterey County High School All-Star Band, directed by renowned saxophonist and director Paul Lucckesi, includes the best and brightest student musicians from the Festival's home county. Members are selected by the Festival’s Traveling Clinicians who visit Monterey schools once a month during the school year for one-on-one instruction in jazz, and include jazz musicians from Carmel, Gonzalez, Pacific Grove, Palma, Salinas, Stevenson, and York High Schools. The Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kerry Marsh, showcases Monterey County’s best vocalists, also selected by the Traveling Clinicians, and features vocalists from Monterey, Santa Catalina, Salinas, Trinity Christian, and York High Schools.

We gratefully acknowledge support for Monterey Jazz Festival’s Monterey County High School All-Star Band and High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble from Carmel Rotary Club Fund, Hydeus Kiatta Fund, Jazz on the Plazz, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, and Pebble Beach Foundation.

2013 Monterey County High School All-Star Band and Vocal Honor Jazz Ensemble Tour Dates
August 10: San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose, CA / Next Gen Stage / 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m
August 11: Vitello's Jazz Club, Studio City, CA / 7:30 p.m.
August 21: Jazz on the Plazz, Los Gatos, CA / 6:30 p.m.
August  22: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA / 7:00 PM
September 23: 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA / Night Club / 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
 

2013 Monterey County High School All-Star Band
Director: Mr. Paul Lucckesi

Saxophones
Patrick McMillin, alto / Salinas High School
Nick Newman, alto / York School
Brendan Martin, tenor / York School
Anthony Paolini, tenor / York School
Miranda Garcia, baritone / Gonzales High School       

Trombones
Kyle Groves / Salinas High School
Edison Cho / Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
Philip de Lorimier / York School
John Yeager, bass / Stevenson Middle School

Trumpets
Lizzy Stanton / York School
George Haugen / Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
Brian Louie / Stevenson School
Akili Bradley / Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
Cole Paris / Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club

Rhythm/Other
Patrick Hogan, piano / Pacific Grove High School Jazz Club
Austin Chen, bass / Stevenson School
Robert Papacica, guitar / Carmel High School
Harrison Spencer, drums / Palma High School
Cyle Anderson, drums / Seaside High School
Peter Mellinger, violin / Carmel High School

2013 Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Director: Mr. Kerry Marsh

Sopranos
Miranda Perl / Trinity Christian School
Allison Wheeler / Trinity Christian School
Georgia Sedlack / Santa Catalina School

Altos
Katie Ohseik / York School
Shaquira Robinson / Trinity Christian School
Symphonie Constant / Salinas High School

Tenors
Sam Griffin-Ortiz / York School
Devon Huber / York School
Dhani James / Monterey High School

Bass
Noah Reeves / York School
Jake Greenshields / Monterey High School
Mason Reed / Monterey High School

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