Congratulations to Agoura High Schools – Studio and Jazz A Band acceptance to the SWING CENTRAL JAZZ COMPETITION 2018!

Congratulations to Agoura High School’s – Studio and Jazz A Band acceptance to the SWING CENTRAL JAZZ COMPETITION 2018!

Swing Central Jazz is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction. Led by pianist/composer/educator Marcus Roberts, the clinician team includes a wide range of jazz educators such as Jason Marsalis, Jim Ketch (Associate Director), Rodney Whitaker and Ron Westray.

Swing Central Jazz 2018 will take place from April 4 – 6 in Savannah, GA.

Swing Central online – click here

Congratulations to our 2018 Finalists! 

  • Agoura High School Jazz “A” (Agoura Hills, CA) – Bob Hackett, dir.
  • Agoura High School Studio Jazz (Agoura Hills, CA) – Chad Bloom, dir.
  • Albemarle High School Jazz Ensemble (Charlottesville, VA) – Greg Thomas, dir.
  • Battle Ground High Advanced Jazz Band (Battle Ground, WA) – Greg McKelvey, dir.
  • Bloomington High School North Advanced Jazz Band (Bloomington, IN) – Janis Stockhouse, dir.
  • Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra (Byron Center, MI) – Marc Townley, dir.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band (New York, NY) – Matt Butterman, dir.
  • Newport High School Jazz I (Bellevue, WA) – Cory Edwards, dir.
  • Niceville High School Jazz Band (Niceville, FL) – Dan Wooten, dir.
  • Northview High School (Grand Rapids, MI) – Greg Wells, dir.
  • Rio Americano AM Jazz Ensemble (Sacramento, CA) – Josh Murray, dir.
  • SFJazz High School All-Stars (San Francisco, CA) – Paul Contos, dir.

Congratulations to Chad Bloom, Robert Hackett also to my current and former private music students that will be participating in this event:

  • STUDIO:
    Andrew Tanenbaum
    Jaden Rankin
    Jay Nelson
    Justin Kim
  • JAZZ “A”
    Allen Green
    Dylan Carr
    Liana Leininger
    Oscar Man
    Rachel F.

“It Don’t Mean A Thing, If IT Ain’t Got That SWING”…….Go Agoura High Jazz Bands!