Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band; Wednesday, May 28, 2014


(SANTA CRUZ, CA) – Come down and hear these talented young musicians perform their grand finale concert on the Kuumbwa stage on Wednesday, May 28. The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band features Santa Cruz County’s most gifted young jazz musicians, representing six area high schools and led by noted pianist and composer, Eddie Mendenhall, with assistance from tenor saxophonist, Dillon Baiocchi. The audition-based jazz band challenges students to gain a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composing, performance, and jazz history. Now in its 16th season, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band program has provided this unique opportunity to deserving young musicians, some of whom have gone on to successful careers as jazz musicians and composers. Auditions for the 2014-15 Jazz Honor Band will be held in the fall.

Honor Band:  Robert Papacica, Guitar – Carmel High School, 11th grade; Cade Gotthardt, Trumpet – Soquel High School, 11th grade; Alex Condotti, Alto Saxophone – Pacific Collegiate School, 11th grade; Keshav Batish, Drum Set – Pacific Collegiate School, 11th grade; Jeremy Yanowitz, Upright Bass – San Lorenzo Valley High School, 11th grade; Lucas Hahn, Piano – Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory, 10th grade; Lewis Fowler, Tenor Saxophone – Los Gatos High School, 11th grade; Orgyen DeCosse-Graves, Drums, Percussion – Soquel High School, 10th grade.

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

DATE: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
PLACE: Kuumbwa Jazz Center
ADDRESS: 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
TIME: 7:00 PM
PRICE: $10/Adv $15/Door
TICKETS: Logos Books & Records, 1117 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz (831) 427-5100 and online at: http://www.kuumbwajazz.org

MORE INFO: http://www.kuumbwajazz.org or 831-427-2227

Media contact:
Melody Korkos
(831) 427-2227


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