Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band
Led by Director, Dillon Baiocchi and Ensemble Advisor, Eddie Mendenhall, the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band is an all-star ensemble of high school musicians from the Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. Having successfully auditioned, band members attend weekly rehearsals, study complex jazz theory, improvisation and arranging, and learn essential life skills such as communication, cooperation and critical thinking.The Honor Band performs at community benefits, festivals and special events, ending each school year with a concert at the renowned Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
Announcing the 2014 – 2015 Honor Band!
Keshav Batish, Drums, Pacific Collegiate School
Alex Condotti, Alto Saxophone, Pacific Collegiate School
Orgyen DeCosse-Graves, Drums, Delta Charter High School
Lewis Fowler, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Los Gatos High School
Cade Gotthardt, Trumpet, Soquel High School
Jazz Pouls, Piano, Pacific Collegiate School
Cameron Smith, Guitar, AFE School
Jeremy Yanowitz, Double Bass/Bass Guitar, San Lorenzo High School
Jesse McMilin, Tenor Saxophone and Piano, San Lorenzo High School
Walker Spence, Electric Bass, Pacific Collegiate School
Max Reynolds, Guitar, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
The band is available for booking December – June each year. Please contact Melody Korkos for details, 831-427-2227, or Print This Form, fill out and email to melody (at) kuumbwajazz.org.
Photo Credit: r.r. jones