Student combos jazz up Vibrato

By Allegra Tepper

Four jazz student combos performed for a packed house of families, friends and jazz aficionados at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. on Sunday Jan. 11. Upper school jazz teacher Shawn Costantino also played a set with his professional band. Vibrato’s 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 students’ futures, but doesn’t think that this year’s academic calendar will permit it.

“We are definitely invited back, but it’s a matter of timing,” he said. “It’s a major performance for these students, and balancing such a big gig with APs can be really challenging.”