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Another Accolade for Northgate Jazz Band I

May 01, 2017 04:29PM, Published by Jennifer Neys, Categories: Education, Community


Northgate's Jazz Band I wins first-place win in the High School Big Band Division at the Next Generation Jazz Festival competition.



Another Accolade for Northgate Jazz Band I

Congratulations to Northgate's Jazz Band I and Instrumental Music Director Greg Brown, who executed their signature "party on the stage" exuberance for a huge, first-place win in the High School Big Band Division at the Next Generation Jazz Festival competition, March 31 - April 2. Jazz Band I has won NextGen four years in a row, which is unsurpassed in the 47-year history of the festival. Bands from all over the country submit audition tapes to participate in the competition, and what makes this achievement all the more extraordinary is that only eight students from last year's Jazz Band I are in the band this year. This win allows Jazz Band I to play at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival this September.

You can catch the hottest show in high school jazz at their annual gig at Yoshi's, Monday, May 22, at 7pm and 9pm. Closer to home, come on out to hear Northgate's extraordinary classical program at their spring concert at the Lesher, Tuesday, May 16, at 7pm. Northgate High School's Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble take the stage at the Lesher's beautiful Hoffmann Theater under the direction of Mr. Greg Brown. Tickets available at the Lesher Center for the Arts website.

 

 



May 2017 Northgate Jazz Band I Greg Brown Next Generation Jazz Festival


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