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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2011 NEXT GENERATION TOP GROUPS!

2011 NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL FINALISTS

HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION
School City State Director
Berkeley High School Berkeley CA Scott Dailey
Buchanan High School Clovis CA Paul Lucckesi
Davis Senior High School Davis CA Fredrick Lange
Folsom High School Jazz Band I Folsom CA Curtis Gaesser
Hamilton Academy of Music Los Angeles CA Jim Foschia
Las Vegas Academy  Las Vegas NV Patrick Bowen
Los Alamitos High School Jazz Band I Los Alamitos CA John Rush
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Los Angeles CA Jason Goldman
Marin High School for the Arts I Novato CA Mark Peabody
Northgate High School Walnut Creek CA Greg Brown
Rio Americano High School "AM" Sacramento CA Josh Murray
Westside High School Omaha NB Roger Groth
 
HIGH SCHOOL COMBO DIVISION
School City State Director
Berkeley High School Combo I Berkeley CA Scott Dailey
Berkeley High School Combo II Berkeley CA Scott Dailey
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Santa Monica CA Evan Avery
Hamilton Academy of Music Los Angeles CA Jim Foschia
Marin High School for the Arts  Novato CA Mark Peabody
Northgate High School Walnut Creek CA Greg Brown
 
HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL DIVISION
School City State Director
Arts West High School Eagle ID Jeff Baker
Downey High School Downey CA Cory Olariu
Folsom High School Jazz Choir I Folsom CA Curtis Gaesser
Folsom High School Jazz Choir II Folsom CA Fred Weber
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Los Angeles CA Pat Bass
Valencia High School "Seven AM" Valencia CA Christine Tavares
Valencia High School "Two N' Four" Valencia CA Christine Tavares
Valley Christian High School San Jose CA David Hook
 
CONGLOMERATE BIG BAND DIVISION
Ensemble City State Director
American Music Program Portland OR Thara Memory
Déjà Vu Jazz Band Santa Clara CA David Anderson
Jazzschool Monday Night Studio Band  Berkeley CA Keith Johnson
Jazzschool Thursday Night Studio Band Berkeley CA Keith Johnson
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars San Francisco CA Paul Contos
Tucson Jazz Institute 'Ellington' Band Tucson AZ Doug Tidaback
 
COLLEGE BIG BAND DIVISION
School City State Director
Azusa Pacific Azusa CA David Beatty
California State University, Long Beach Jazz Orchestra Long Beach CA Jeff Jarvis
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo CA Ron McCarley
Sacramento State University Sacramento CA Steve Roach
Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara CA Jim Mooy
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Los Angeles CA Bob Mintzer
 
COLLEGE VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION
Ensemble City State Director
Cabrillo College "West Coast Voices" Aptos CA Mark Bidelman
College of the Canyons "Just Jazz" Valencia CA Julie Lawson
Contra Costa College San Pablo CA Stephanie Austin
CSU Long Beach Long Beach CA Christine Guter
Fresno City College "Jazz Singers" Fresno CA Mike & Julie Dana
West Valley College Saratoga CA Michelle Hawkins
 
OPEN COMBO DIVISION
Ensemble City State Director
Chase Morrin Group San Diego CA Chase Morrin
Josiah Boornazian Group Northridge CA Matt Harris
COL Jazz Band Pittsburgh PA Tim
Smith
Midwestern Barncoat Northridge CA Matt Harris
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Contemporary Combo Las Vegas NV Dave Loeb
University of Nevada, Reno Quintet Reno NV Hans Halt
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION
School City State Director
Alta Sierra Middle School Clovis CA Paul Lucckesi
Arden Middle School Sacramento CA Rick Baker
Borel Middle School San Mateo CA Brian Switzer
Eagle Rock Jr. Middle School Los Angeles CA Greg Samuel
Folsom Middle School Folsom CA John Zimny
Sutter Middle School Folsom CA John Zimny
 
SPECIAL GUEST GROUPS
Ensemble City State Director
Alaska Jazz Workshop Anchorage AK John Damberg
Broken Arrow High School Jazz Band Broken Arrow OK Reid Bennett
Foothill Farms Jr. High School Vocal Jazz Sacramento CA Phyllis Lyons
Jazz Elite Jazz Ensemble White Plains NY Iantheia Calhoun
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Jazz I Portland OR Derek Sims
Tomisato High School Jazz Band Tomisato JAPAN Masaki Shinohara
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble I Las Vegas NV Dave Loeb




READ THE 2011 NEXT GENERATION PRESS RELEASE

2011 NEXT GENERATION FESTIVAL JUDGES AND ADJUDICATORS

2011 NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (PDF)

VOLUNTEER FOR THE NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL





Every Spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites the top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the Next Generation Jazz Festival.

The three-day event includes performances by middle school through college level ensembles as well as competitions, with awards going to the top groups for High School, Conglomerate, and College Big Band Divisions; for High School and College Vocal Ensembles; for High School Combos; and for our newest component, the Open Combo Division for high school conglomerate and college level ensembles. The event also includes Next Generation Jazz Festival's annual Composition Competition, open to high school composers or younger. The top three high school big bands, top high school combo, top conglomerate big band, top college-level big band and vocal ensemble, top two high school vocal ensembles, and top Open Division combo will win cash awards and be invited to perform at the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by Verizon, September 16 - 18, 2011. In total, 10 groups from the Next Generation Festival will perform at 2011 MJF, with the top high school big band kicking off the Arena/Lyons Stage program on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Other selected groups will perform in the Night Club, the Garden Stage, and the Coffee House Gallery on the Grounds.

Auditions will also be held for chair positions in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which embarks on a summer tour and is a featured ensemble on the Festival's Sunday afternoon (September 18, 2011) Arena/Lyons Stage program. For MJF/54, Joshua Redman, MJF’s Artist-In-Residence for 2011, will perform as a guest soloist with the NGJO.

Next Generation Jazz Festival finalists are selected through recorded auditions by faculty from the Berklee College of Music, and will include twelve big bands, six combos, and eight vocal ensembles in the High School Division. Six college-level big bands and six college vocal ensembles will also be selected, in addition to six conglomerate bands, six middle school big bands and six Open Division Combos for college and conglomerate high school ensembles.


The Next Generation Jazz Festival will also feature special invited groups. In 2010, over sixty groups from across the United States attended the Next Generation Jazz Festival. In addition, the Big Band Composition Competition is open to high school student composers. Judged by college faculty from leading music schools across the country, the winning composer will receive the Gerald Wilson Award and a cash prize, with the winning composition to be performed by the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18, 2011 on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena before a crowd of 6500 fans.

All Next Generation Jazz Festival events and activities - From Friday night's Kick-Off Concert through Saturday and Sunday's Next Generation Jazz Festival Jazz Competition are open to the public, free of charge. The Festival will also conduct clinics, workshops, jam sessions, and auditions in the heart of historic Monterey, with music to be performed at the Monterey Conference Center, the host Portola Plaza Hotel, Gilbert’s Restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Monterey History & Maritime Museum.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is also pleased to announce that the Artist-In-Residence for MJF/54 in 2011 will be award winning saxophonist Joshua Redman.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


The following categories are now closed for 2011:

High School Big Bands
High School Combos
High School Vocal Jazz Ensembles
High School Conglomerate Big Bands
Middle School Big Bands
College Big Bands
College Vocal Jazz Ensembles
College and High School Conglomerate (Open) Combos
High School Big Band Composition Competition

Please see below for information about live auditions to the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Information for Chair Auditions (includes vocal soloist)

Application Guidelines for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

• All student musicians entering or enrolled in high school are eligible.
• Individuals are invited to compete for a chair with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra through a live audition at the Next Generation Jazz Festival on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, from 9:00am to Noon. Criteria for videotape and live auditions will be the same and available online. Please note: only CD accompaniment will be allowed at the live auditions! CD recordings will be provided.
• In addition to performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September, members of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will participate in a performance tour to Japan in summer 2011.
• The names of students selected will be posted on the MJF website by April 18th, 2011.
• Download, complete, and bring in the application form to the audition.

All auditions will be held at the Monterey Conference Center in the Ferrante, Colton, Ironwood, and Serra 2 Conference rooms on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, from 9:00am to Noon.

Location:
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA


Our thanks to AT&T Foundation for their support

For other giving options (credit card by phone, gifts of stock, planned gifts), please contact us at 831.373.3366 or e-mail jazzinfo@montereyjazzfestival.org.