Hard to believe that we are halfway through the 2015 Steamer’s High School Showcase series. Five outstanding performances have taken place with six more in the works. Shown below are the young musicians who were recognized with Outstanding Performances at the events. All received monetary scholarships from Friends of Jazz.
ESPERANZA JAZZ BAND Upright Bass Player David Tecker. Pictured with Brad Davis, Band Director and FOJ Board Member Gil McFadden
Mission Viejo Jazz Band
Trumpet Player Maria Gorkovenko. Pictured with FOJ Board Members Jim Harlan, Judy and Gil McFadden
Yorba Linda Jazz Band
Kaylah Drey, Drummer
Pictured with Bincins Garcia, Band Director and FOJ Board Member Colleen Wadsworth
Long Beach Poly Jazz Band
Pianist Emily Chun
Pictured with Band Director Chris Stevens and FOJ Board Members Gil and Judy McFadden
Fullerton High School Jazz Band
Josselyn Escobar, Tenor Sax
Pictured with Band Director Troy Trimble and FOJ Board Members Phil Rothstein and Colleen Wadsworth
Bands still to come include: Brethren Christian (4/11), Los Alamitos (4/18), Servite (4/25), Valencia (5/2), El Dorado (5/9) and Irvine (5/23)
All performances are at Steamers Jazz Club in Fullerton and begin at 3:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.