Redwood Empire All-Stars and Student Jam When: Saturday, April 22 Time: Concert 7 p.m. Where: Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Ticket: Concert tickets $10, under 18 free, available now on Brown Paper Tickets. Completing the day-long SJCC competition, the Redwood Empire All-Stars will perform for an audience of budding jazz musicians, their family and friends, and the jazz-lovingRead More →

Program Overview – The Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC), is a free program created by Healdsburg Jazz to empower Sonoma County musicians in grades 9-12 to explore their creativity by forming small groups for a juried competition. Working in collaboration with teachers and administrator, SJCC will recruited music teachers and high school student musicians to form ensembles of up toRead More →

What is most important in a small group performance? Judging criteria will be based on the following general guidelines: 1: Creativity Composition and arrangements Improvisation Interaction – Listening and communication Band Cohesion Memorizing the music – Encourage playing without music Are they working as a group or just a group of soloists? Feel – cohesiveness – playing together or allRead More →

To support the creative process of jazz musicianship, the Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC) provided professional musicians to coach and mentor students from 11 Sonoma County high schools.  In the process, students learned basic improvisation and small-combo dynamics formed groups and rehearsed for over three months in preparation for the competition. Each group/school worked closely with a designated liaison fromRead More →

Student Jazz Combos: The Competition When: Saturday, April 22 Time: Competition 10-4:30, winner announced at 5 p.m. Where: Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa Ticket: Concert tickets $10, available on Brown Paper Tickets, under 18 free. The Student Jazz Combo Competition (SJCC) is a free program created by Healdsburg Jazz to empower Sonoma County musicians in grades 9-12 toRead More →