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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 NEXT GENERATION WOMEN IN JAZZ COMBO!
Skylar Tang, trumpet / CA
Noa Zebley, bari / CA
Jacqueline Lee, violin / NJ
Kaiya Brooks, piano/ CA
Ruby Farmer, bass / NY
Jillian Upshaw, drums/ Washington, D.C.