Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival selects top students from across Monterey County for middle and high school big bands and honor vocal jazz ensemble. Led by MJF Education Director Paul Contos (High School All-Star Band) and renowned educator Dr. Rob Klevan (Honor Vocal Jazz and Middle School Band), each all-star ensemble represents a cross section of Monterey County private and public schools from Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and others. Participating students in 2016 represent Carmel, Gonzales, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Stevenson Upper, Trinity Christian, and York high schools.

2016 MJF High School All-Star Band
Director: Mr. Paul Contos

Marina Panzetta, alto saxophone / Monterey High School
Will Georis, alto saxophone / Carmel High School
Anthony Paolini, tenor saxophone / York School
Siena Fisk, tenor saxophone / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Domenic Van Nes, baritone saxophone / York School
Kevin Zamzow-Pollock, flute / York School               

Felix Diaz / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Jeremiah Greenberg / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Philip de Lormier / York School
Evelyn Arce / Gonzales High School
John Yeager / York School

David Twohig / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Akili Bradley / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Hunter Wenglikowski / Stevenson School
Christine Lee / Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Noah Kirsch / Carmel High School           

Davíd Sánchez, piano / Monterey High School & Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Ari Freedman, bass / Carmel High School
Isaac de Vera, guitar / Monterey High School & Pacific Grove Jazz Club
Cyle Anderson, drums / Monterey High School