Celebrate the holiday season with San Jose Jazz at Christmas in the Park’s Community Stage. Every Thursday during the holiday season, SJZ will curate acts on this free stage. For this event, SJZ’s small advanced combo from the High School All Stars, the SJZ U19s, will return with their fresh takes on some fun jazz standards. Opening for the U19s will be the SJZ Progressions Bridges Band comprised of our intermediate middle school-aged Progressions students from the Santee area.
SJZ High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based music education program for students who are interested in the study and performance of jazz. The program includes a large ensemble and a combo. It’s designed to help students achieve a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance, and jazz history. Participation includes weekly rehearsals at San José State University and performances in professional venues.