2009 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


2009 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the Kennedy Center ©Ronnie James

2009 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director: Mr. Paul Contos

SAXOPHONES
Andrew Olson,
alto / American Music Program / Tualatin HS, Tualatin, OR
Patrick Sargent,  alto / American Music Program, Portland, OR
Paul-Eirik Melhus,  tenor / Ironwood High School, Glendale, AZ
Maximillian Zooi, tenor / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole Glover, baritone / American Music Program, Portland, OR

TROMBONES
Jon Hatamiya /
Davis Senior High School, Davis, CA
John Egizi** / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Kyle Molitor / American Music Program / Tigard HS, Portland, OR
Christopher Kennedy / Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson, AZ
Emmanuel Rojas** (bass) / Warren High School, Downey, CA

TRUMPETS
Joshua Gawel /
Daniel Boone Area High School, Birdsboro, PA
Nick Frenay*** / Manlius Pebble Hill School, DeWitt, NY
Cody Rowlands / Deer Valley High School, Glendale, AZ
Ben Benack, III / Upper St. Claire High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Zachary Gillespie / Ironwood High School, Glendale, AZ          

RHYTHM
Gregory Chen
, piano / Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA
Mike Gurrola,** bass / Verdugo Academy, La Crescenta, CA
Adam Moezinia, guitar / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Jimmy Macbride,** drums / Hall High School, West Hartford, CT
Sam Miller, drums /  LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Ben Lusher, vocals / The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY

** 2-year NGJO member
*** 3-year NGJO member