Made up of members of Rio Americano High School Jazz Ensemble, this elite group is one of six in the nation to be accepted to the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival and was named Best High School Jazz Combo in the Nation by DownBeat Magazine.
This select trio has received various solo awards and honors from the Sacramento State Traditional Jazz Festival for best high school pianist, bassist and drummer. Jake Nalangan (piano) and Joseph Bly (drums) recently traveled to Savannah, Georgia to participate in the Swing Central Jazz Festival while Maddy Hill (bass) plays in the popular punk band Freecandy! which recently toured Northern California and the Bay Area. Individually, the band members have worked with esteemed musicians including Wycliffe Gordon, Jason Marsalis, Sullivan Fortner, Craig Faniani, Reggie Graham and others.