SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars

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High School All-Stars

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A pre-professional training program for current Bay Area high school age jazz musicians. Comprised of two ensembles - the Big Band and the Combo - the All-Stars rehearse and perform throughout the school year at the SFJAZZ Center, receive mentorship and clinics with leading jazz professionals, record a professional studio album, and appear at prestigious music festivals and competitions.

Although it may be a cliché to boast that the future of jazz is in good hands, the skilled young musicians comprising our award-winning Big Band and Combo continue to earn accolades wherever they appear, including four consecutive wins at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, numerous Downbeat Awards, first place in The Portland Jazz Forward and Charles Mingus festivals, and so many more.

2019-20 TUITION RATES
$700 | One Ensemble
$1,000 | Two Ensembles

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL ALL STARS

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19, SFJAZZ Education will implement a hybrid model for the All-Stars this 2020-21 season in order to ensure that we can provide a safe way for our ensembles to play and perform together. At this time, we envision a combination of online and in-person sessions, with reduced numbers of students attending rehearsals in sectional formats while maintaining adequate physical distancing, and following the guidelines of local and state health officials. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this fluid situation, and continue to work toward developing a program that fosters artistic excellence while exploring the increased use of technology.

High School All-Stars

Big Band

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. Get to know this ensemble's members and their achievements.

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High School All-Stars

Big Band

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. Get to know this ensemble's members and their achievements.

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High School All-Stars

Combo

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program presents its elite Combo, directed by renowned saxophonist and educator, Dann Zinn. Comprised of the "best of the best" Bay Area high school students, this small ensemble is typically designed to mirror the SFJAZZ Collective in instrumentation as well as select repertoire.

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High School All-Stars

Combo

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program presents its elite Combo, directed by renowned saxophonist and educator, Dann Zinn. Comprised of the "best of the best" Bay Area high school students, this small ensemble is typically designed to mirror the SFJAZZ Collective in instrumentation as well as select repertoire.

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High School All-Stars

Alumni Program

Founded in 2013, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni Program is designed to maintain engagement with High School All-Star program alumni in a way that fosters their own creativity and artistry.

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High School All-Stars

Alumni Program

Founded in 2013, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni Program is designed to maintain engagement with High School All-Star program alumni in a way that fosters their own creativity and artistry.

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SFJAZZ's implementation of its educational program will only further enhance the reputation it's garnered as one of the preeminent organizations in the arts.

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

SFJAZZ's implementation of its educational program will only further enhance the reputation it's garnered as one of the preeminent organizations in the arts.

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE