Watch: High School All-Stars Virtual Winter Concert
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band & Combo
SAT, FEB 6 • 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)
Comprised of two ensembles - the Big Band, led by Paul Contos, and the Combo, led by Dann Zinn - the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars is pre-professional training program for current Bay Area high school age jazz musicians. In a typical year, the All-Stars rehearse and perform throughout the school year at the SFJAZZ Center, receive mentorship and clinics with leading jazz professionals, record a studio album, and appear at music festivals and competitions. This year however, the All-Stars have rehearsed in distanced sections or via video conferencing in order to keep all members safe and healthy. This virtual performance is the result of individual members working at the Center, at home, and online to create this beautiful musical collage.
"Pistachio" (comp. Drew Zaremba)
"Imagine My Frustration" (comp. Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson; arr. John Clayton)
"Castle" (comp. Aidan Pratte)
"Sleep With the Sun, Wake With the Moon" (comp. Daiki Nakajima)