Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band, winner of the 2012 Next Generation Jazz Festival's High School Big Band Competition, has previously appeared on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Directed by Jason Goldman, the band and its members have won many accolades, including Music Center Spotlight Awards; the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Presidential Scholars in the Arts Recognition and Young Arts Awards; various Merit Scholarships from Colleges and Universities; ASCAP Foundation Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarships; DownBeat Magazine Student Achievement Awards; multiple Outstanding Soloist Awards from High School Jazz Competitions; and many more.
Jason Goldman, LACHSA Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Improvisation Director, has gained prominence as a saxophonist, composer and arranger in the fields of jazz and popular music. He has performed with jazz icons Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Bobby Watson, Kenny Barron and Jim McNeely. He has performed with producer/singer Paul Anka, Wayne Newton, Chris Isaak, Michael Feinstein and Warner Bros./Reprise artists Reneé Olstead and Michael Buble. He has arranged for producer David Foster, Michael Bublé and American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. His arrangement of Smile, for Bublé’s Caught In The Act was nominated for a Grammy award.
Mr. Goldman won the 2005 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award. He was nominated for the Coca-Cola Company/NFAA's Distinguished Teachers in the Arts program in 2003 and 2006. He won the 2001 IAJE/ASCAP emerging artist commission honoring Dr. Billy Taylor. His debut album is the Jason Goldman Nonet, The Definitive Standard. He earned his B.A. at Berklee College of Music in jazz and film composition. He pursued post-graduate education at USC, where he now teaches jazz.