CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 NEXT GENERATION WOMEN IN JAZZ COMBO!
Skylar Tang, trumpet / Crystal Springs Uplands School, Foster City, Calif.
Kaela Seltzer, saxophone / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Calif.
Brenda Greggio, piano / San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Diego, Calif.
Laura-Simone Martin, bass / Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Ruby Laks, drums / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo was created in 2019 to feature top high school women jazz players from across the United States. This small combo, directed by award-winning bassist, vocalist, and composer Katie Thiroux, are selected based on set criteria through video auditions. The group has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Next Generation Jazz Festival, the Jazz Education Network Convention, and at Berklee College of Music where they workshopped with Terri Lyne Carrington at the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.