Next Generation Jazz Festival - Live from the Serra Ballroom

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Friday, March 27
Serra Ballroom

7:30 PM: Music by Marika Galea Quartet, from Berklee College of Music
8:00 PM: Opening Night Judges Concert: Remembering Clark Terry: A Swingin’ Celebration

Saturday, March 28
Serra Ballroom Performances

High School Big Bands

8:30 AM: Special Guest Performance: Annandale Jazz Ambassadors
9:00 AM: Upland High School Jazz Band
9:30 AM: Esperanza High School Jazz Ensemble
10:00 AM: Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble I
10:30 AM: Albany High School Jazz Band

11:00 AM: Clinic with Marika Galea Quartet, from Berklee College of Music

12:00 PM: El Cerrito High School Jazz Ensemble
12:30 PM: Downey High School Jazz Band
1:00 PM: Ballard High School Jazz Band
1:30 PM: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Band

2:00 PM: Clinic with Matt Wilson: “The Allower: A Jazz Superhero”

3:00 PM: Buchanan High School Big Band "A"
3:30 PM: Folsom High School Jazz Band I
4:00 PM: Rio Americano High School "AM" Jazz Ensemble
4:30 PM: Northgate High School Jazz Band

5:00 PM: Special Guest Performance: Monterey Jazz Festival Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Monterey County High School All-Star Band, Middle School Honor Band

6:00 PM: Announcement of Monterey County Student Awards

6:15 PM: Announcement of High School Big Band, Combo,
and Vocal Ensemble Winners, Soloist Awards and Scholarships

8:00 PM: Special Guest Performance: UNLV Jazz Ensemble I

8:30 PM: 2015 Next Generation Jazz Festival Showcase Concert featuring the winning High School Big Band, Vocal Ensemble, Combo, and College Combo

10:00 PM: Announcement of College Combo Awards

10:15 PM: Special Guest Performance: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensemble

Sunday, March 29
Serra Ballroom Performances

Conglomerate Big Bands

8:30 AM: Special Guest Performance: Heatwave Jazz and Show Band

9:00 AM: Tucson Jazz Institute “Basie” Band
9:30 AM: Jazzschool Studio Band
10:00 AM: Colburn Jazz Workshop Big Band
10:30 AM: American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra
11:00 AM: Tucson Jazz Institute “Ellington” Band
11:30 AM: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Jazz Orchestra

12:45 PM: Announcement of Top Conglomerate Groups and Awards

College Big Bands

1:00 PM: University of Southern California Big Band
1:30 PM: University of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble
2:00 PM: Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble
2:30 PM: Central Washington University Big Band
3:00 PM: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble I
3:30 PM: University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I

4:00 PM: Special Guest Performance: University of Colorado Boulder Big Band

4:30 PM: Special Guest Performance: UNLV Joe Williams Every Day Foundation Scholarship Jazz Sextet

5:00 PM: Announcement of College Big Band, College Vocal Ensemble and High School Conglomerate Awards