Jazz band performs at Vibrato

Jazz students performed at Vibrato Grill Jazz for four hours Sunday night. Vibrato Grill Jazz was founded by seven time Grammy winner Herb Alpert and hosts daily jazz performances during its dinner service. “We like Vibrato because of the beautiful location and amazing venue,” upper school performing arts teacher Shawn Costantino, who organizes the performance […]

Jazz Combo, Explorers to perform at Vibrato Grill

The Advanced Jazz Combo and the Jazz Explorers will perform at Vibrato Grill Jazz from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 14. “This is the most important gig,” bassist Robert Lee ’14 said. “Every year we get a good amount of people going to the show, and it’s people who we want to come to […]

Winter jazz concert features new age jazz and standards

By Billy Goulston Lasting upwards of three hours, the upper school winter jazz concert featured new-age jazz-rooted hip-hop, like Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit,” and jazz standards such as Duke Ellington’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The concert consisted of both the three big bands, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band, and the two top combos, the […]

McClain orchestrates new changes

By Alexia Boyarsky  The orchestra office is newly organized with arranged shelves of folders lining the walls. In a corner a piano stands with sheet music opened on top, ready to be played. “This room looks very nice now,”  new performing arts teacher William McClain said. “It did not look like this before school.” McClain […]

Jazz combo plays at Vitello's

 By Alexia Boyarsky The Jazz Explorers, the school’s top jazz combo, played last Sunday at Vitello’s Restaurant, followed by a professional combo led by Jazz Director Shawn Costantino. The Explorers, currently consisting of Jay Dockendorf ’07 on the piano, Leland Farmer ’07 on the bass, Lucas Berman ’07 on the drums, Ian Sprague ’08 on […]