2014 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


2014 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra ©Walter Wagner

2014 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director: Mr. Paul Contos

WOODWINDS
Emery Mesich
, alto / Folsom High School, Folsom, CA
Immanuel Wilkins, alto / Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA
Andy Arditi, tenor / Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA
Max Lesser, tenor / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Solomon, baritone** / Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

TROMBONES
Coleman Hughes
*** / Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Nicholas Lee / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Jiang / Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Hanne Williams-Baron / Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts, SF, CA
Steven Robinson (bass) / Westlake High School, Westlake Village, CA

TRUMPETS
Michael Gutierrez
/ Buchanan High School, Clovis, CA
Andrew Stephens** / Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, CA
Anthony Hervey / Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Noah Halpern / Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA
Wallace Roney / Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ

RHYTHM
Chris Fishman, piano / LA County High School for the Arts, LA, CA
Daryl Johns, bass**** / Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Joseph Bell, guitar / Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
Ashwin Prasanna, drums / Holmdel High School, Holmdel, NJ
Cameron MacIntosh, drums*** / Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
Lizzi Trumbore, vocals / Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA

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

Read the bios of the 2014 NGJO members

Read the press release

2014 NGJO Tour Information:
07.19: Cal State Monterey Bay Summer Arts
07.20: Yoshi's San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
07.26: Monterey Jazz Festival in Noto, Japan
07.29: Free Hills Jazz Festival, Nagoya, Japan
07.30: Tokyo TUC Jazz Club, Tokyo, Japan
08.02: Tomisato Jazz Festival, Tomisato, Japan
09.18: Concert for Kids, Garden Stage, Monterey Fairgrounds
09.18: Jazz Legends Gala, The Clement, Monterey, CA
09.21: 57th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
09:21: With Michael Feinstein, 57th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA