2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Joshua Redman ©Craig Lovell

2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director- Mr
. Paul Contos

SAXOPHONES
Patrick Bartley
, alto / Dillard High School of the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Julian Lee, alto / Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ
Rane Roatta, tenor / New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Robert Sheppard, tenor / Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Connor Anderson, baritone / FAME Charter School, Concord, CA

TROMBONES
Kyle Molitor ***
/ Tigard High School, Tigard, OR
St. Clair Simmons III / Dover Area High School, Dover, PA
Joonas Lemetyinen / West Linn High School, West Linn, OR
Calvin Barthel / Albany High School, Albany, CA
Chris Palowitch** (bass) / Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

TRUMPETS
Christian Marrero
/ A.W. Dreyfoos School, West Palm Beach, FL
Enrique Sanchez / Osceola County School of the Arts, Kissimmee, FL
Adam OFarrill / LaGuardia High School for Music and Art, New York, NY
Josh Shpak / Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
Tree Palmedo** / Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR

RHYTHM
Chase Morrin
, piano / Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
Daryl Johns, bass / Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Kai Devitt-Lee, guitar / Healdsburg High School, Healdsburg, CA
Anthony Fung, drums / St. Michael’s College School, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kevin Mixon, Jr, drums / West Genesee High School, Camillus, NY
Hope Flores, vocals / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

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

Read the press release

Read the bios of the 2011 members

2011 NGJO Tour information:
July 24: Carmel, CA / Carmel Bach Festival at the Sunset Center with special guest, Joe Lovano
July 25: San Francisco, CA / Yoshi’s
July 26: Seattle, WA / Jazz Alley
July 27: Seattle, WA / Jazz Alley
July 29: Pt. Townsend, WA / Centrum Jazz Festival
July 30: Pt. Townsend, WA / Centrum Jazz Festival
July 31: Monmouth, OR / Mel Brown Jazz Camp
August 1: San Diego, CA / The Neurosciences Institute, presented by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library with special guest Gilbert Castellanos
August 2: Los Angeles, CA / Vitello’s Jazz Club
September 15: Concert for Kids, Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
September 18: 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA