3rd Quarter Concert February 24, 7pm Tickets are available at the door $5 per person or $20 for immediate family.
Highland/ASU Jazz Festival 2020 April 3-4 Highland High School 4301 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234 Jazz Fest Website
We will be performing again this year at this festival! April 3: Evening Concert with ASU Jazz Band, Allstar Band and Joe Lovano (Alto Saxophone) Click HERE for more information about Joe Lovano April 4: Jazz Blue and Grey will each perform and be a part of a clinic following the performance. Our kids will also be able to attend the master classes. We won't know our performance time until February. Parents please plan on attending this performance if you can! Please plan on having 6-9pm on April 3rd and ALL of April 4th open for this event!
Congratulations Jazz Blue on earning your first SUPERIOR score and ranking 6th in the High School division at the Highland/ASU Jazz Festival on April 4, 2019. What a great way to start off our Festival experiences!
Jazz Blue performance in New Orleans during the JENerations Jazz Festival.
Jazz Band Performance Uniform: ALL BLACK Long Sleeved Button Up Shirt with Collar Black Dress Pants (NO SKIRTS!) Black Belt for both Boys and Girls Shirts must be tucked! Black Shoes, Black Socks or stockings Blue or Grey Tie are provided.
Our Jazz Band Travels!
Jazz Blue traveled to California January 28-February 1, 2019 We had a great clinic at Redlands University Played an exchange concert with Fountain Valley High School Jazz Band Went to Downtown Disney, ate a great dinner at House of Blues, and went to Universal Studios, plus many other fun activities!
Both Jazz Blue and Grey went to New Orleans Jan 8-11 2020 Performed for the JENerations Jazz Festival and JEN (Jazz Educators Network) Conference Took a tour of New Orleans French Quarter, Congo Square and one of the cemeteries. Took a Riverboat Jazz Dinner Cruise! Ate lots of local food. :) Yum. Attended many, many concerts and clinics! Learned so much!
We are already exploring ideas for next year's tour. Possibly Chicago or San Antonio. More to come! We should be able to announce at 3rd quarter concert.
Improv Practice Tracks
Our Jazz classes are designed to give the student an enriching, comprehensive and relevant instrumental music education. It provides many performance opportunities for the student in a variety of settings. The daily objective of the course is to foster and promote an appreciation and love for instrumental music as a performer and an active listener. As a member of the Jazz band program, group effort and cooperation are necessary to create a successful program. Band is a skilled effort in which each student is expected to show technical and musical growth throughout this course. Our band travel and compete every year! Come join us!
Our Jazz Band program is growing and growing! We now have the following ensembles: Jazz Blue (Advanced) Jazz Gray (Intermediate) Jazz White (Mix Advanced and Intermediate) All three bands will continue to meet 1st Hour Ms. Mathusek is the Director for Jazz Blue Mr. Krites is the Director for Jazz Gray Mr. Ohrn is the Director for Jazz White We will rotate the bands between the stage, media center and practice rooms.
Here are some recordings of the music we will be playing this quarter.