2016 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra History

2016 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

2016 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Paul Contos, Director

WOODWINDS
Matt Richards, alto / Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, CA
Aviv Blum, alto / Sudbury Democratic School, Jerusalem, Israel
Morgan Guerin,** tenor / Westlake High High School, Atlanta, GA
Michael Schwartz, tenor / Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA
Adam Band, baritone / Bullard High School, Fresno, CA

TROMBONES
Ian Kaufman / Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego, CA
Jasim Perales** / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
Ethan Santos** / Buchanan High School, Fresno, CA
Jack Kotze / Lincoln-Way North High School, Frankfort, IL
Joshua Hernandez (bass) / J. M. Hanks High School, El Paso, TX

TRUMPETS
Carlos Ramos** (lead) / Downey High School, Downey, CA
Erik Ondrejko (asst. lead) / Denver School of the Arts, Denver, CO
Geoff Gallante / West Potomac High School, Alexandria, VA
Evan Abounassar** / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Akili Bradley / California Virtual Academies, Seaside, CA

RHYTHM
Luca Mendoza, piano / Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
Isaac de Vera, guitar / Monterey High School, Monterey, CA
Max Schwartz, bass / Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
Julius Rodriguez, drums / The Masters School, White Plains, NY
Benjamin Ring, drums / Piedmont High School, Piedmont, CA
Abigail Berry, vocals / Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

** 2-year NGJO member

Read the biographies of the 2016 NGJO members.

2016 Tour Dates

07.21: Jazz on the Lawn, Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, Calif. (Private event)
07.22: Folktale Winery, Carmel, Calif.
07.23: Depart for Japan
07.26: Yanagi Gakuen School, Awaji Island, Japan (Cultural exchange program)
07.30: Monterey Jazz Festival in Noto, Nanao, Japan
08.02: Teikyo High School, Itabashi, Japan (Cultural exchange program)
08.03: Tokyo TUC Jazz Club, Tokyo, Japan
08.05: Tomisato Jazz Festival, Tomisato, Japan
09.15: 10th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, Pebble Beach, Calif.
09.15: 26th Annual Concert for Kids, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif.
09.18: 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, Calif.