Jazz B


Jazz B (Entry Level Jazz, Recommended for all Freshmen)
Prerequisite: Audition
Year-Long Course • Grades 9-10-11-12
Fulfills HS Visual/Perf. Arts or General Elective

Students are expected to take marching band or wind ensemble in conjunction with this course. This course is open to select wind and percussion students by audition. This group will study beginning to advanced improvisation techniques along with a wide variety of Jazz styles ranging from swing, bebop, progressive, latin, and funk/rock. Playing in a Jazz combo during this course is highly encouraged. Occasional after-school performances and weekend performances are mandatory.

Through the support of the AHS Music Boosters, below is a short sample list of clinicians that our Jazz B class has had the opportunity to work with:

The Jeff Hamilton Trio
Ira Nepus, Trombone
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Group
Dave Robaire, Bass
Mike Fortunato, Trumpet
Vince Trombetta Jr, Saxophonist
Awards & Accomplishments:
1st Place, The Westlake Jazz Festival, 2017 (Novice & Intermediate Divisions)
3rd Place, The Reno Jazz Festival, 2011 (Apprentice II Division)
1st Place, The Reno Jazz Festival, 2010 (Apprentice II Division)