SFJAZZ High School
All-Stars Combo

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

In addition to its award-winning big band, The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars presents its 6-piece Combo, directed by renowned saxophonist and educator Dann Zinn. Comprised of the "best of the best" Bay Area high school students, this small ensemble focuses on playing original compositions and arrangements, along with the dynamic works by the SFJAZZ Collective.

Combo member benefits include:

  • unique clinics and workshops from world famous jazz musicians such as the SFJAZZ Collective members
  • dedicated college audition recording sessions
  • performance opportunities that include a spot in the SFJAZZ season.
  • free tickets to select SFJAZZ concerts


2014-2015 Combo Members:

Matt Richards, alto sax, Las Lomas High School
Eric Nakanishi, tenor, Northgate High School
Akili Bradley, trumpet, California Virtual Academy
Matt Wong, piano, San Francisco
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass, NOVA Independent Study
Benjamin Ring, drums, Piedmont High School

2013-2014 Combo Members:

Matt Richards, alto sax, Walnut Creek, Las Lomas High School
Edward Evans, trumpet, Concord, Northgate High School
Patrick Hogan, piano, San Juan Bautista
Logan Kane, bass, Pleasanton, Amador Valley High School
Benjamin Ring, drums, Piedmont, Piedmont High School