Jeric Rocamora has received a full tuition scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music, in Boston.
Andrew Stephens has been selected (for the second year in a row) to play in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation All-Star Big Band. He will participate in a tour of Japan this summer.
Juniors Jacob Swedlow and Ryan Clark were awarded full scholarships to the Berklee School of Music 5 Week Summer music camp, on the Berklee campus in Boston.
Way to go!
Our Essentially Ellington clinic, originally scheduled for this past Monday, has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning. Marcus Printup, and trumpeter in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will work with out AM Jazz Ensemble in advance our their trip to NYC for the Essentially Ellington festival in two weeks.
Our next Small Ensemble Night will be next Wednesday, at 7pm in the band room. Come on out for the unusual shenanigans and eclectic music.
Rio alum, Levi Saelua is leading the Colossus West Big Band, performing his composition as well as new music from other modern composers, at JB’s Lounge on Sunday May 4th. The band will include our own Andrew Stephens and Lucas Bere, along with Mr. Kiesner, myself, rio alums Brandon and Justin Au, and other local musicians. Follow the link for more information.