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MJF67, Sept. 27-29, 2024


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MJF Regional All-Star Band
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In the Monterey Jazz Festival’s ongoing support of music education in schools, we are excited to announce the return of the MJF Regional All-Star Band and Vocal Ensemble, as well as the Regional All-Star Middle School Combo in a new partnership with York School in Monterey. In the 2023-24 school year, students will have the benefit of working with some of the county’s best jazz educators. The Regional All-Star band is directed by Stu Reynolds, and the Regional All-Star Middle School Combo is directed by Dr. Rob Klevan. The Regional All-Star Vocal Ensemble is co-directed by Dr. Rob Klevan and Ms. Janice Perl.

All-Star Band and Vocal Ensemble students who satisfy a set of requirements established by MJF Education department will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Professional Musicianship. Each all-star ensemble, featuring talented students from across Monterey County, rehearses twice monthly while working on ensemble skills including phrasing, blending, improvisation, and rhythmic feel. The bands perform across Monterey County and far beyond, testing their chops on the bandstand while bringing great jazz music to the community. The ensembles have performed across North America at jazz festivals and venues including the Kennedy Center, the National Archives, and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

MJF Regional All-Star Band 2024
Directed by Stu Reynolds

JoAnna Lee, flute
Conor O’Brien, 1st alto saxophone
Jacob Custodio, 2nd alto saxophone
Andrew Murray, 1st tenor saxophone
Bernadette Razo, 2nd tenor saxophone
Jaden Zumaran, baritone saxophone

David Oliver, 1st trombone
Kai Bishop, 2nd trombone
Gustavo Aleman Vazquez, 3rd trombone
Mariella Norris, 4th trombone

Johnny Klevan, 1st trumpet
Bryan Kim, 2nd trumpet
Alex Stihler, 3rd trumpet
Andrew Atanous, 4th trumpet

Rhythm Section
Evan Wiederanders, piano
Jack Uchida-Dohrmann, piano
Tommy Ducker, bass
Daphne DeCarlo, bass
Ayden Kanter, guitar
William Drumright, guitar
Christopher Platt, drums