SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2019-2020
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SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2019-2020 CD

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars 2019-2020

Non-Member Price: $15.00

Member Price: $13.50

LIVE FROM THE SFJAZZ CENTER

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars is a top-tier training program presented by SFJAZZ Education, and is comprised of two ensembles: the Big Band, led by Paul Contos, and the Combo, led by Dann Zinn. Participants are chosen by competitive audition each year from schools throughout the greater Bay Area, and take part in clinics, performances, recording sessions, festivals, and competitions.

This album was made possible in part by the generosity of Rafael Costas. Additional support for the All-Stars program provided by the Hut Foundation, the Willard L. Marmelzat Foundation, and the Silver Giving Foundation. All proceeds of the High School All-Stars’ albums go directly back into the All-Stars program to support youth jazz education.

Recorded and mixed by Maya Finlay and Jeff Cressman at the SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium; assisted by Billy Clayton. Edited by Jef Stott and Paul Contos. Mastered by Michael Romanowski. Produced by Paul Contos, Dann Zinn, Jef Stott, Erin Putnam, Veronica Limcaco, and Rebeca Mauleón.

Special thanks to SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, Marcus Shelby, for composing “Cepeda” for the 2019-2020 High School All-Stars Big Band. This commission was made possible through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo 
Dann Zinn, Director
Tracks 1-5

1. Clock (8:07)
Daiki Nakajima
SFJAZZ Records

2. So Long Eric (5:00)
Charles Mingus; arr. Oliver Tuttle
Spirit One Music (BMI)

3. Celia (6:51)
Charles Mingus; arr. Daiki Nakajima
Spirit One Music (BMI)

4. O.P. (Oscar Pettiford) (5:17)
Charles Mingus; arr. Aidan Pratte
Spirit One Music (BMI)

5. I Want To Take You Higher (7:24)
Sly Stone; arr. David Sánchez, Aidan Pratte
Mijac Music (BMI)

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band
Paul Contos, Director
Tracks 6-11

6. Easy To Love (3:19)
Cole Porter; arr. Hal Crook
Chappell-Co Inc (ASCAP)

7. Sue’s Changes (9:47)
Charles Mingus; arr. Sy Johnson
Spirit One Music (BMI)

8. Sweet Sucker Dance (7:20)
Charles Mingus; arr. Sy Johnson
Spirit One Music (BMI); Crazy Crow Music (ASCAP)

9. My Favorite Things (5:40)
Richard Rodgers; arr. Bruce Wermuth
Williamson Music Co (ASCAP)

10. Cepeda (6:49)
Marcus Shelby
Marcus Shelby Music Publishing (ASCAP)

11. Blues in Hoss’ Flat (11:51)
Frank Foster
EMI Full Keel Music (ASCAP)

 

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band

Saxophones
Rasec Barravino, alto
Senior - Oakland School for the Arts
Sean Huang, alto
Sophomore - Foothill High School
*Daiki Nakajima, tenor
Junior - Prospect High School
Camille Collins, tenor
Junior - Berkeley High School
Noa Zebley, baritone
Sophomore - Northgate High School
Aaron Benassi, baritone
Sophomore - Marin School of the Arts

Trumpets
Bryce Hayashi
Junior - Northgate High School 
Sean Quirante
Senior - Dublin High School
Ethan Pires
Senior - Northgate High School
Skylar Tang
8th Grade - Crystal Springs Upland School
Jonathan Wake
Senior - Northgate High School
William Werthimer
Senior - Berkeley High School

Trombones
Oliver Tuttle
Junior - Oakland School for the Arts
Helena Landels
Freshman - Sequoia High School
Owen Keaveny
Senior - Berkeley High School
Sofia Klein
Senior - Bishop O’Dowd High School
Chase Bautista, bass trombone & tuba
Sophomore - Prospect High School

Guitar
Maya Harrison
Senior - Rio Americano High School

Piano
Hannah Mayer
Senior - Oakland School for the Arts
Graham Messer
Senior - Berkeley High School

Bass
Zoe Harrison
Senior - Rio Americano High School
Aidan McCarthy
Junior - Bishop O’Dowd High School

Drums
Cole Seavey
Senior - Tamiscal High School
Max Simas
Junior - Acalanes High School


SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

Ethan Pires, trumpet
Senior - Northgate  High School

Rasec Barravino, baritone saxophone
Senior - Oakland School for the Arts

Daiki Nakajima, tenor
Junior - Prospect High School

Oliver Tuttle, trombone
Junior - Oakland School for the Arts

Isaiah Harwood, piano
California Jazz Conservatory

Aidan Pratte, bass
Junior - Northgate High School

Max Simas, drums
Junior - Acalanes High School