The U19s combo features select students from San Jose Jazz’s audition-based High School All Stars ensemble. The student-led combo give promising young musicians the opportunity to work in small groups, rehearse repertoire chosen by themselves and get specialized instruction and coaching. This ensemble performs regularly throughout the season and for special engagements separate and apart from the main HSAS big band ensemble, including San Jose’s recent Mayoral Inauguration.
2022-23 U19s members Ryota Sato and Jeremy Darrell were given the opportunity to arrange Ukrainian folk songs, under the tutelage of drummer/educator John Hollenbeck. Their arrangements will be performed by the full HSAS ensemble as they open for Hollenbeck’s project GEORGE at the 2023 Winter Fest on Friday, February 24 at 7pm. Info at sanjosejazz.org/winterfest.
Join us for this special First Friday in honor of Winter Fest 2023. Art lovers can enjoy a lounge-like atmosphere with live music, drinks, and open galleries, cafe and Museum Store. Register early to speed entry.
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The "cool" counterpart to our annual Summer Fest, Winter Fest presents the best new discoveries in jazz, blues, Latin, salsa, Americana and more.
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