By Allegra Tepper
Four jazz student combos performed for a packed house of families, friends and jazz aficionados at Vibrato Grill Jazzâ¦etc. on Sunday Jan. 11. Upper school jazz teacher Shawn Costantino also played a set with his professional band. Vibratoâs website advertised the acts as the “jazz stars of tomorrow.”
The four combos each performed sets of four songs they rehearsed around three times a week for a month to prepare and memorize all new material. Costantino would like to see another performance in the studentsâ futures, but doesnât think that this yearâs academic calendar will permit it.
“We are definitely invited back, but itâs a matter of timing,” he said. “Itâs a major performance for these students, and balancing such a big gig with APs can be really challenging.”