Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band

In our ongoing support of music education in schools, Monterey Jazz Festival is 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 the 2023-24 school year, students will have the benefit of working with some of the county’s best jazz educators. 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 venues that featured our Regional All-Star Ensembles in past seasons include San Jose Jazz Fest, Jazz on Plazz, and of course, Monterey Jazz Festival!

UPCOMING SHOWS / Regional All-Star Band & Vocal Ensemble

June 27: Stevenson School, Keck Auditorium, 5pm-6:30pm. Community Concert. Free admission, 3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA
July 13: Forest Theater, Music in the Forest, 5pm-6:30pm. $20/$15 in advance, $25/$20 at the door, Santa Rita St.& Mountain View Ave, Carmel-By-The Sea, CA
July 17: Jazz on the Plazz, 6:30pm. Free admission, Los Gatos Town Plaza Park, Los Gatos, CA
August 10: San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Fest: Vocal Ensemble @ 12pm & Big Band @ 1:15pm. Free admission for students’ performances @ San Jose Museum of Art, for the rest of SJZ Summer Jazz Fest shows, you’ll need to purchase tickets.), 110 S Market St. San Jose, CA 95113
Sept 29: Monterey Jazz Festival 2:45pm Vocal Ensemble, 3:15pm Middle School Combo, 3:30pm Big band, Pacific Jazz Cafe, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA

UPCOMING SHOWS / Regional All-Star Combo

June 9: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
June 16: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
June 23: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
June 30: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
July 7: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
July 14: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
July 21: Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA
July 28:  
Folktale Winery, 11am-1pm. 8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel, CA

Congratulations to the 2024 Monterey Jazz Festival Regional All-Star Band!

MJF Regional All-Star Band 2024
Directed by Stu Reynolds
 

Meet the talent!

Woodwinds

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

Trombones

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

Trumpets

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

Please contact Claire Kim-Shin, Director of Education at [email protected] or 831.373.8842 if you have any questions.