Jazz bands perform at club, to hold benefit concert

By Jivani Gengatharan and Lauren Sonnenberg Three upper school jazz ensembles hit the stage May 22 at the Catalina Jazz Club as a part of the Young Artist Jazz Series. Founded in 1996, the Series aims to provide young musicians the opportunity to exhibit their talent in front of a live audience. The ensembles included […]

Jazz Explorers place second in regional jazz competition

By Allegra Tepper The Jazz Explorers took second place to Oakwood in the Dos Pueblos Jazz Festival Competition last Saturday.  Nick Chuba ’10 and Leland Cox ’09 were also recognized as outstanding soloists at the festival in Goleta, CA.  The Shawn Feldman Combo, composed of members from Studio Jazz Band, also competed. Sixteen bands from […]

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 […]