2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano ©Craig Lovell

2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director: Mr. Paul Contos

WOODWINDS
Sam Hart
, alto / Clarkstown High School South, West Nyack, NY
Howard Dietz, alto / Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA
Julian Lee, tenor** / Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ
Jyron Walls, tenor / HS for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX
Henry Solomon, baritone / Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI
Elena Pinderhughes, flute** / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA

TROMBONES
Coleman Hughes** / Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Sam Chess / Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ
Blake Manternach** / West High School, Iowa City, IA
Peter Wikle (bass) Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA

TRUMPETS
Michael Raehpour
/ Andover High School, Andover, KS
Andrew Stephens / Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, CA
Noah Conrad / Cleveland High School, Portland, Oregon
Fernando Ferrarone / Felix Verela Senior High School, Miami, FL
Liam Werner / Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ

RHYTHM
James Francies
, piano / HS for Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX
Daryl Johns, bass*** / Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Peter Gabrielides, guitar / New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL
Cameron MacIntosh, drums** / Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
Brianna Rancour-Ibarra, vocals / LA County HS for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

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

Read the press release
Read the 2013 members bios

2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Tour Information
July 5: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
July 6: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada / Rio Tinto Alcan Stage
July 8: Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
July 10: The Jazz Standard, New York, NY
September 19: Concert for Kids, Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
September 22: 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA