Jack of all Stages

Jack of all Stages

When Caroline Cook ’19 asked a group of sophomores for the name of their band at Coffeehouse, they did not know what to say, bassist Sam Baron ’19 said. Baron, vocalist Charlie Kogen ’19, saxophonist Roshan Nayar ’19, drummer Jack Riley ’19, trumpeter Ryan Wixen ’19, vocalist Jordan Yadegar ’19 and guitarist Jacob Lapin ’19, […]

And All that Jazz: Prefect Council hosts jazz-themed Coffeehouse

In light of the Upper School Jazz band’s upcoming trip to Japan, jazz and instrumental acts were featured during the third Coffeehouse of the year on March 20. Other students showcased their talents by singing songs, performing instrumental pieces and dancing to an audience of peers and faculty members. “Prefect Council thought we should honor […]

An Evening of Jazz: Upper school jazz musicians perform in winter concert

Upper school jazz musicians performed in the first jazz concert of the year Dec. 10 in Rugby Theater, showcasing their months of hard practice. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was postponed due to the recent wildfires in the area and the school’s subsequent closing. Upper school performing arts teacher Shawn Costantino directed the concert. […]

Students perform in spring jazz concert

Middle and upper school jazz musicians performed in the annual spring jazz concert on April 29 in the Upper School Rugby Auditorium. Students performed a wide variety of pieces including songs from World War II and songs by the band Radiohead. The theme of the program was pieces of American music, the majority of which […]

Students perform in annual spring jazz concert

Students perform in annual spring jazz concert

About 70 students performed in the spring jazz concert April 20 in the Rugby Theater. The students have been rehearsing since the beginning of the year. There were six jazz groups that played in total. The middle school Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band played in the concert. There were also […]

Student places as semifinalist for award

Student places as semifinalist for award

Vincent Le ’17 was named a semifinalist for the Los Angeles County Spotlight Awards in the jazz instrumental category for his alto saxophone audition. Roughly 1,100 high school students auditioned this year in various categories. Le is one of 111 Southern California high school students to be selected for the semifinal round of judging, 15 […]

Will listening to Mozart while studying get me a 4.0?

Will listening to Mozart while studying get me a 4.0?

Every day Max Robertson ’17 goes home and turns on some smooth jazz as he pulls out his homework assigned that day. After a stressful day Robertson looks forward to listening to music that calms him down and lets him enjoy working on homework and studying just a little bit more. “When I do homework, […]

Musicians play in jazz concert

At the Jazz Band’s “Evening of Jazz Combos” show on Friday and Saturday night, more than 35 songs were played by eight combos. “It was a great experience getting to play in a small group and getting to know the other Jazz musicians at Harvard-Westlake,” drummer Sophia Dienstag ’17 said. The combos ranged from four […]

Third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge hosted by the African-American Alumni Network

The African-American Alumni Network welcomed guests into the Feldman-Horn Gallery Feb. 25 for its third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge with jazz standards performed by the Jazz Explorers band and foods including macaroni and cheese, garlic bread, salad and lemon bars. President of the alumni network Abby Harris ’94 organized the event, which was hosted […]