Congratulations to Our 2012 Next Generation Jazz Festival Finalists!

2012 HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION FINALISTS
SchoolCityStDirector
Agoura High SchoolAgoura HillsCAChad Bloom
Berkeley High SchoolBerkeleyCASarah Cline
Buchanan High SchoolClovisCAPaul Lucckesi
Creative Arts Morgan Village AcademyCamdenNJJamal Dickerson
Folsom High School Jazz Band IFolsomCACurtis Gaesser
Las Vegas AcademyLas VegasNVPatrick Bowen
Lone Peak High SchoolHighlandUTCurtis McKendrick
Los Alamitos High School Jazz Band ILos Alamitos CAJohn Rush
Los Angeles County High School for the ArtsLos AngelesCAJason Goldman
Marin School of the Arts Big BandNovatoCAMark Peabody
Northgate High School Big BandWalnut CreekCAGreg Brown
Rio Americano High School "AM"SacramentoCAJosh Murray
2012 HIGH SCHOOL COMBO DIVISION FINALISTS
SchoolCityStDirector
ArtsWest High SchoolEagleIDClark Sommers
Berkeley High School Combo ABerkeleyCASarah Cline
Berkeley High School Combo BBerkeleyCASarah Cline
Booker T. Washington High School
for the Performing and Visual Arts
DallasTXBart Marantz
Los Angeles County High School for the ArtsLos AngelesCAJason Goldman
Northgate High School ComboWalnut CreekCAGreg Brown
2012 HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL DIVISION FINALISTS
SchoolCityStDirector
ArtsWest High SchoolEagleIDJeff Baker
Downey High SchoolDowneyCACory Olariu
Folsom High School Jazz Choir 1FolsomCACurtis Gaesser
Folsom High School Jazz Choir 2FolsomCAFred Webber
Los Angeles County High School for the ArtsLos Angeles CAPat Bass
Marin School of the Arts Vocal EnsembleNovatoCAJanet Matranga
Natomas Charter School Vocal Ensemble ASacramentoCAJacosa Limutau
Valencia High School Two N' FourValenciaCAChristine Tavares
2012 CONGLOMERATE BIG BAND DIVISION FINALISTS
EnsembleCityStDirector
American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz OrchestraPortlandORThara Memory
Jazzschool Monday Night Studio BandBerkeleyCAKeith Johnson
Jazzschool Thursday Night Studio BandBerkeleyCAKeith Johnson
Roll Hill Arts Academy Jazz BandEl Dorado HillsCACurtis Gaesser
SFJAZZ High School All-Star Jazz OrchestraSan FranciscoCAClaire Phillips
Tucson Jazz Institute "Ellington" BandTucsonAZDoug Tidabeck
2012 COLLEGE BIG BAND DIVISION FINALISTS
SchoolCityStDirector
Azusa Pacific University Jazz EnsembleAzusaCADavid Beatty
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaPomonaCADr. Dave Kopplin
California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeCAJohn Daversa
Sacramento State UniversitySacramentoCASteve Roach
Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta BarbaraCAJim Mooy
University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesCACharley Harrison
2012 COLLEGE VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION FINALISTS
EnsembleCityStDirector
American River CollegeSacramentoCA Dr. Arthur Lapierre
College of the Canyons "Just Jazz"ValenciaCAJulie Lawson
Fullerton CollegeFullertonCAJamie Shew
Mt. San Antonio CollegeWalnutCABruce Rogers
North Carolina Central UniversityDurhamNCLenora Helm
West Valley CollegeSaratogaCAMichelle Hawkins
2012 OPEN COMBO DIVISION FINALISTS
EnsembleCityStDirector
Center of Life Jazz BandPittsburghPAPeter Chace
Colburn Jazz Workshop Monday Night BandLos AngelesCALee Secard
Pure BlissBostonMAChristian Lyman
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars ComboSan FranciscoCAClaire Phillips
Song Yi Jeon QuintetBostonMASong Yi Jeon
Tucson Jazz Institute Blue Note ComboTucsonAZBrice Winston
2012 MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION FINALISTS
SchoolCityStDirector
Folsom Middle SchoolFolsomCAJohn Zimny
Foothill Middle SchoolWalnut CreekCAKirk Wetterholm
Hale Charter AcademyWoodland HillsCADan Taguchi
Oak Middle SchoolLos Alamitos CAJustin Padilla
Stanley Middle SchoolLafayetteCABob Athayde
Sutter Middle SchoolFolsomCAJohn Zimny
2012 SPECIAL GUEST GROUPS
SchoolCityStDirector
Berklee Global Jazz Institute SextetBostonMADanilo Pérez
Cabra Dominican College Vocal Jazz Ensemble    Cumberland Park, Australia Saz Burton
 
Heatwave Jazz and Show BandLa QuintaCAJim Little
Ishikawa Junior Jazz AcademyNanao, Japan Junko Moriya
Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band   Santa CruzCASteve Wilson
Metropolitan Youth OrchestraPortlandORDerek Sims
Sacramento State University Jazz SingersSacramentoCAKerry Marsh
San Benancio Middle SchoolSalinasCAAdam Petrocelli
Western Michigan University
Advanced Jazz Combo 
KalamazooMIScott Cowan