Congratulations to the following JH Studio Band Musicians who earned Outstanding Musicianship Awards at last week’s Santa Cruz Jazz Festival:
- Grace Chun, Bari Sax
- Davis Dunaway, Bass
- Zach Matthews, Tenor Sax
- Samantha McGinnis, Alto Sax
- Garrett Morris, Drums
- Valentina Ramsay, Tenor Sax
- Matthew Tung, Trombone
Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble, awarded 1st Place High School Big Band/Best Large Ensemble in DownBeat Magazine’s 36th Annual Student Music Awards to be published in their June issue.
Howard Dietz (Sax)
Howard, a music major, was selected as a premiere alto saxophonist in one of the highest honors in arts afforded to high school students in the U.S.: membership in the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, the oldest jazz festival in the world. He performed at the festival which was held in Monterey last Sept. 20-23. In April, Howard was also named to the Reno Jazz Festival All-Star Combo, one of only 6 musicians chosen at the festival. Her performed a saxophone solo at the Festival Showcase Concert at the end of the festival. Howard was also the top winner of the 2012 VCHS Conservatory Honors Scholarship Competition last April.
Kanoa Mendenhall (Bass)
Kanoa was chosen for the Bands of America National Honor Band. She will perform in March in Indianapolis.
The Studio band attended this year’s 38th Annual Campana Jazz Festival at Almador Valley High School in Pleasanton on 02/08/2013 and placed 7th in the Middle School Division.
Outstanding Musician Awards were given to: Davis Dunaway (Bass) and Kyle Miner (Trumpet)
Combo Outstanding Musician Awards were given to: Matthew Tung (trombone) and Davis Dunaway(Bass)
Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to the jazz bands and choir for their amazing performances the the 24th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival on 01/26/2013
- Jazz Ensemble 1st in division B, 2013 Finalist
- Room 107 Jazz Vocal Choir 2nd place open division and 2013 Finalist
- HS Jazz Lab Band 2nd in division C
- JH Studio Band 5th place Middle School Division
Outstanding Musicianship Awards:
- Jazz Combos: Howard Dietz, Co Tran, Nate Tao, Jeff Tesik, Teresa Lem, Kenoa Mendenhall
- Jazz Ensemble: Howard Dietz, Alex Popoff, Nate Tao, Seiji Yamashita, Kanoa Mendenhall, Bryce Collins
- Jazz Lab: Cameron Tuttle, Jeff Tesik, Seiji Yamashita
- Studio Band: Grace Chun, Davis Dunaway, Zach Matthews, Garrett Morris, Cade Phelps