SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band

Winner of the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival High School Conglomerate Big Band Division

Directed by esteemed educator and performer Paul Contos, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band is comprised of 20-25 of the finest young Bay Area jazz musicians, selected annually by competitive audition. Ensemble members enjoy regular workshops, master classes, and mentoring sessions with leading artists, such as members of the SFJAZZ Collective, Terence Blanchard, Esperanza Spalding, and Vijay Iyer, and travel the United States to compete in some of the most prestigious youth festivals.