Monterey County High School All-Star Band

Monterey County High School All-Star Band

High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2018

Tuesday, July 10th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 ADV / $16 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Monterey County High School All-Star Band
Monterey County High School All-Star Band
Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival selects top students by audition from across the Monterey County region to participate in the High School All-Star big band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Led by MJF Education Director Paul Contos (High School All-Star Band), renowned educator Dr. Rob Klevan (Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble) and Janice Perl (Honor Vocal Jazz), each all-star ensemble performs professional-level arrangements featuring classic gems from the standard jazz legacy, as well as cutting-edge repertoire currently being written for jazz orchestra and vocal ensembles, all exploring a range of jazz styles. The MJF High School All-Stars also perform at the Next Generation Jazz Festival and far beyond, testing their chops on the bandstand while bringing great music to communities. Prior performances include: Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, National Archives and Bohemian Caverns jazz club (all in
Washington D.C.), Vitello’s Jazz Club (L.A., CA), Vancouver and Victoria International Jazz Festivals (Canada), Jazz Alley (Seattle), American Jazz Museum (Kansas City), Jazz Bistro (St. Louis), and the Noto and Tomisato Jazz Festivals in

2017-18 MJF High School All-Star Band

Director: Mr. Paul Contos

Camryn Wood, alto sax / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Milo Borer, alto sax / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Siena Fisk, tenor sax / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Sam Wisner, tenor sax / York School
Spencer Gagos, tenor sax / Stevenson School
Ealaph Tabbaa, baritone sax / Carmel High School

Felix Diaz-Contreras / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Chris Matthews / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Elijah Taurke / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Bennett Bishop / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Amber Hobbs (bass) / Carmel High School

Alana Henden / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Noah Kirsch / Carmel High School
Reed Samuels / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
James Baek / York School
Delbert Truong / Pacific Grove Jazz Club

Davíd Sánchez, piano / Monterey High School and Pacific Grove

Jazz Club
Nathan Nguyen, guitar / York School
Aaron Georis, bass / Carmel High School
Max Almaraz, drums / Salinas High School
Alexander Khieu, percussion / Salinas High School
High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2018
High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2018
2017-18 MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Directors: Dr. Rob Klevan and Mrs. Janice Perl

Savannah Allen / Carmel High School
Jessica Boles / Notre Dame High School
Sarah Galley / North Monterey County High School
Nora MacKinnon / Trinity Christian High School
Ali Shanklin / Monterey High School

Katarina Harrison / Carmel High School
Pascale Montgomery / Carmel High School
Alexandra Pavlet / Monterey High School
Katie Wheeler / Notre Dame High School

Isaiah Boulware / Pacific Grove High School
Joe Johnsson / Carmel High School

Jeremiah Lee / Trinity High School
Andrew Simpson / York School