This award-winning ensemble trains advanced high school musicians from throughout the Bay Area. Students develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This ensemble performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the United States. Jazzschool studio bands have played at Yoshi’s and Savanna Jazz, as well as jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France and the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland. Students also participate in clinics and workshops with leading jazz educators. Full school year commitment is required. Instrumentation: 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, guitar, piano, bass and drums. (Students earn the equivalent of one semester unit of credit per quarter.)
Director: Dave Eshelman
Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
AUDITION DATES – August 17 – 18, 2019 (Auditions are closed for the 2019 – 2020 school year)
Studio Band Audition Requirements:
To schedule an audition, please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION. After your application is received, you will be contacted within 1 – 2 weeks with an audition time. Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and will be scheduled at the earliest available time. Students will be contacted with placement information following the audition.