Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Photo ©Cole Thompson
As part of its year-round Jazz Education Programs, Monterey Jazz Festival sponsors a Monterey County High School All-Star Band, High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Middle School Honor Band which are comprised of the top young jazz musicians from the Monterey County area. Selected by the professional jazz musicians/educators participating in the Festival’s Traveling Clinician Program, members of these elite ensembles gather each January to begin rehearsals in preparation for performances at various community and service organization events that take place throughout the year.
As a means by which to enhance the musical training and experience of the most gifted young area musicians, the Monterey County High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble offer thirty-two selected Monterey County high school students the opportunity to study and perform a much more advanced level of music than that which might be presented in their respective school music programs.
Dr. Rob Klevan directs the Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Festival's honor groups have obtained worldwide recognition and rave reviews for their high level of performance. Each summer, the Monterey County All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble take to the road for the experience of performing in settings beyond the borders of Monterey County and California. Past musical tours have included concert presentations at jazz festivals and other venues throughout Japan, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Each September, the All-Star Band and Vocal Ensemble are featured in a final performance on stage at the Night Club during the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
2013 Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Director: Mr. Rob Klevan
Miranda Perl / Trinity Christian School
Allison Wheeler / Trinity Christian School
Georgia Sedlack / Santa Catalina School
Katie Ohseik / York School
Shaquira Robinson / Trinity Christian School
Symphonie Constant / Salinas High School
Sam Griffin-Ortiz / York School
Devon Huber / York School
Dhani James / Monterey High School
Noah Reeves / York School
Jake Greenshields / Monterey High School
Mason Reed / Monterey High School