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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The spotlights focus in on Brandon Liang '21 as he performs onstage with the school's Jazz Band.

Senior Star: Brandon Liang

Vasilia Yordanova June 3, 2021

When saxophonist Brandon Liang ’21 stepped on stage to perform at the 2018 Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Seattle with his fellow Jazz Band musicians, adrenaline rushed through his veins. As the...

Departing Teacher: Shawn Costantino

Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff May 30, 2021

Upper School Performing Arts Chair Shawn Costantino will depart after 14 years of teaching instrumental music to become the founding Head of Arts at Ransom Everglades School in Miami. Costantino directed...

Winter Jazz Concert

Sophia Musante December 12, 2019

Jazz band members play their instruments as they perform in a collaborative piece. Members of Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band gathered to perform in their winter concert in Rugby Auditorium...

Sketches of Summer- Evan Rappaport ’22

Jordan Murray August 28, 2019

Students spent their summers attending programs to help further develop their skills in various art forms. Evan Rappaport ’22 took part in a jazz program at Stanford University over the summer to explore...

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Deli Hours: Open for Business

Joanna Im October 4, 2018

Deli Hours unofficially formed at the beginning of their freshman year in 2016 when the original band members, Otis Gordon ‘20, Lauren Juzang ‘20 and Jasper Richards ‘20, met. “[Richards] and I...

(Left to right) Jack Riley '19, Jordan Yadegar '19, Sam Baron '19, Ryan Wixen '19, Roshan Nayar '19 and Charlie Kogan '19. Photo Credit: Ryan Albert/Chronicle

Jack of all Stages

April 25, 2018

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...

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

Valerie Velazquez March 21, 2018

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...

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

Alison Oh January 9, 2018

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...

Students perform in spring jazz concert

Isabelle Eshraghi May 31, 2017

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...

SOUND THE HORNS: Students show off their musical skills during their spring concert. The annual showcase was held April 20 at the Upper School in Rugby Theater.

Students perform in annual spring jazz concert

Tiffany Kim April 30, 2016

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....

Vincent Le '17 Printed with permission of Nathanson's

Student places as semifinalist for award

Connor Reese March 9, 2016

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...

Illustration by Alena Rubin/Chronicle

Will listening to Mozart while studying get me a 4.0?

Teresa Suh January 23, 2016

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...

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