2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Paul Contos, Director
Aaron Kranzler, alto / Aragon High School, San Mateo, Calif.
Willie Bays, alto / Olympia High School, Olympia, Wash.
Abdias Armenteros, tenor / New World School of the Arts, Miami, Fla.
Solomon Alber, tenor / Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Calif.
Duncan McElman, baritone / Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, Calif.
Jasim Perales*** / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, Calif.
Leo Markel / Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Rashaan Salaam / Dillard High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Wyatt Forhan / St. Dominic High School, O'Fallon, Mo.
Joshua Hernandez** (bass) / J.M. Hanks High School, El Paso, Texas
Carlos Ramos*** / Downey High School, Downey, Calif.
Brandon Star / Smithtown High School East, St. James, N.Y.
Geoffrey Gallante** / West Potomac High School, Alexandria, Va.
Zaq Davis / Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kate Williams / Vanden High School, Fairfield, Calif.
Luca Mendoza,** piano / Crossroads School, Santa Monica, Calif.
Jordan Reifkind, guitar / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Calif.
Gabriel Rupe, bass / Denver School of the Arts, Denver, Colo.
Christian McGhee, drums / Westminster Christian Academy, Town and Country, Mo.
Joshua Tazman Reinier, vocals / Nueva Upper School, San Mateo, Calif.
** 2-year NGJO member
*** 3-year NGJO member
2017 Tour Dates
This event will be streamed on the web.
There will also be a special gathering to watch the web stream at the Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas, Texas, with special guest performers from the University of North Texas.
June 27: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Jazz Street Stage, Rochester, New York, 7:30/9:30pm
June 28: TD Toronto Jazz Festival, OLG Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 12pm
June 29: Montreal Jazz Festival, TD Stage, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 6pm
September 14: Concert on the Lawn, Garden Stage, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif., 11am
September 14: Jazz Legends Gala, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Calif.
September 17: 60th Monterey Jazz Festival, Jimmy Lyons Stage, Monterey, Calif., 12:30pm