2015 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra


©2015 Monterey Jazz Festival / Cole Thompson

2015 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Director: Mr. Paul Contos

WOODWINDS
Eric Nakanishi, alto / Northgate High School, Pleasant Hill, CA
Immanuel Wilkins, alto** / Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, PA
Tim Murphy, tenor / Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ
Morgan Guerin, tenor / Westlake High School, Atlanta, GA
Kaelen Ghandhi, baritone / Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA

TROMBONES
Andrew Munoz / Esperanza High School, Yorba Linda, CA
Abdulrahman Amer / LaGuardia High School, New York, NY
Nicholas Lee** / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Jasim Perales / Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland, CA
Ethan Noel Santos (bass) Buchanan High School, Fresno, CA

TRUMPETS
Jonah Moss (lead) / Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA
Carlos Ramos (asst. lead) / Downey High School, Downey, CA
Anthony Hervey** / Dillard Center for the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Evan Abounassar / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Jeremy Alvarez / Upland High School, Upland, CA

RHYTHM
Chris Fishman, piano** / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass / SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra, San Francisco, CA
Joseph Bell, guitar** / Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
Timothy Angulo, drums / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
Jared Silverstein, drums / Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ
Claire Dickson, vocals / Homeschool, Medford, MA

** 2-year NGJO member

Read the 2015 NGJO biographies here.

Read the press release here.

2015 Tour Information
09.16: Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA
09.17: Concert for Kids, Garden Stage, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
09.17: Jazz Legends Gala, The Clement, Monterey, CA
09.20: 58th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA