BIG-BAND & COMBO
The skilled young musicians comprising our award-winning Big Band and Combo continue to earn accolades wherever they appear, including six consecutive wins at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, numerous DownBeat Awards, first place in The Savannah Swing Central, Portland Jazz Forward, and Charles Mingus festivals, and more. Under the expert direction of Paul Contos (Big Band) and Dann Zinn (Combo), the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars display a technical brilliance and musical maturity rarely seen in the youth ensemble arena. Don’t miss the All-Stars in concert and support the next generation of jazz ambassadors!
The All-Stars celebrate another milestone with their 7th season in the SFJAZZ Center and the 5th annual Hut Foundation Alumni Commission Award, with the premier performance of the 2018-19 commission award winner's piece. Come support the future ambassadors of jazz!