Student Jazz Combo Competition – April 22

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 to explore their creativity by forming small groups for a juried competition.

Working in collaboration with teachers and administrator, SJCC recruited music teachers and high school student musicians from 11 area schools, comprising the inauguration class of the Student Jazz Combo Competion, ensembles of up to six members to select and create material that reflects their personal vision of jazz. They will compete before the public during the day on Saturday, April 22, at the Glaser Center, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the winner announced at 5.

Competing schools are listed below. Times of their appearance will be posted before April 22:

  • Casa Grande (Petaluma)
  • El Molino Band 1 (Forestville)
  • El Molino Band 2 (Forestville)
  • Healdsburg High (Healdsburg)
  • Montgomery High Band 1 (Santa Rosa)
  • Montgomery High Band 2 (Santa Rosa)
  • Petaluma High (Petaluma)
  • Rincon Valley High (Santa Rosa)
  • Sonoma Academy (Santa Rosa)
  • Speed of Sound (Healdsburg)
  • Windsor High (Windsor)

Don’t miss the “finale” of the April 22 competition, Redwood Empire All-Stars and Student Jam (7 p.m.)

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