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Cal State Monterey Bay / July 19

On Saturday, July 19, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will perform at Cal State Monterey Bay’s World Theater in Seaside at 7 pm. Presented in partnership with CSU Summer Arts, the show is part of CSU Summer Arts’ system-wide program of concerts, theatre productions, dance performances, and lectures.

Tickets for the CSUMB performance are $15, with discount admission for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be bought by calling 831-262-2714 or by visiting

Yoshi’s San Francisco / July 20

On Sunday, July 20, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will perform at Yoshi’s San Francisco at 3 pm.

Tickets are $12 and can be bought by calling 415-655-5600 or visiting

Monterey Jazz Festival / September 21

The orchestra will make their traditional Sunday appearance at the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival on September 21, with 2014 Artist-In-Residence, Eric Harland, and then will close out the Festival as the backing band for Michael Feinstein’s Sinatra Project, with soloists Russell Malone and Harry Allen.

Tickets for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21 are available by phone at 888.248.6499 and online at

Featuring the best high school jazz musicians in the country, 21 high school musicians from six states comprise the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, including California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington State. To read the biographies of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra members, please click here.

2014 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members
Directed by Paul Contos

Emery Mesich, alto / Folsom High School, Folsom, Ca.
Immanuel Wilkins, alto / Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, Pa.
Andy Arditi, tenor / Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, Ca.
Max Lesser, tenor / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.
Henry Solomon, baritone** / Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich.

Coleman Hughes*** / Newark Academy, Livingston, N.J.
Nicholas Lee / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.
Kevin Jiang / Newark Academy, Livingston, N.J.
Hanne Williams-Baron / Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco, Ca.
Steven Robinson (bass) / Westlake High School, Westlake Village, Ca.

Michael Gutierrez / Buchanan High School, Clovis, Ca.
Andrew Stephens** / Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, Ca.
Anthony Hervey / Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Noah Halpern / Roosevelt High School, Seattle, Wash.
Wallace Roney Jr. / Jazz House Kids, Montclair, N.J.

Chris Fishman, piano / LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.
Daryl Johns, bass**** / Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, N.J.
Joseph Bell, guitar / Princeton High School, Princeton, N.J.
Ashwin Prasanna, drums / Holmdel High School, Holmdel, N.J.
Cameron MacIntosh, drums*** / Columbia High School, Maplewood, N.J.
Lizzi Trumbore, vocals / Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, Ca.

** 2-year NGJO member
*** 3-year NGJO member
**** 4-year NGJO member

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