2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra ©Cole Thompson

2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director - Mr. Paul Contos

SAXOPHONES & WOODWINDS
David Milazzo
, alto / Bow High School, Bow, NH
Connor Anderson,** alto  / FAME Public Charter School, Newark, CA
Cameron Vohr, tenor / Garfield High School, Seattle, WA
Jacob Shulman, tenor / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Jasper Dutz,** baritone / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Elena Pinderhughes, flute / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA

TROMBONES
Joonas Lemetyinen** / West Linn High School, West Linn, OR
Coleman Hughes / Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Matthew Bumgardner / Mount Si High School, Snoqualmie, WA
Blake Manternach / West High School, Iowa City, IA
Chris Palowitch*** (bass) / Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

TRUMPETS
Tyler Tritt / Julia R. Masterman School, Philadelphia, PA
Ryan DeWeese / Esperanza High School, Anaheim, CA
Adam O’Farrill** / LaGuardia Arts High School, New York, NY
Jeric Rocamora / Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, CA
Max Boiko / Dillard High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

RHYTHM
Nick Lamb
, piano / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
Daryl Johns,** bass / Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Lake Jiroudek, guitar / Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
Cameron MacIntosh, drums / Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
Laila Smith, vocals / Marin School of the Arts, Novato, CA

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

Read the press release

Read the bios of the 2012 members

2012 NGJO Tour information:
July 21: Carmel Performing Arts Center, Carmel, CA
July 22: Yoshi’s San Francisco, SF, CA
July 28: 24th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in Noto 
July 31: Exchange program Free Hills Jazz Orchestra in Nagoya, Japan
August 3: Workshops with the Mad Hatters Big Band in Tomisato, Japan
August 4: Tomisato Jazz Festival, Tomisato, Japan
September 20: Concert for Kids, Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
September 23: 55th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA