NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – May 22nd, 2017


Directed by Greg Brown


Mon 5.22

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA


Northgate High School
Northgate High School
These two outstanding jazz bands from Walnut Creek are directed by Greg Brown, CMEA Outstanding Jazz Educator Award Winner 2013–2014.

Jazz Band I, winner of the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey in 2014, 2015 and 2016—and finalist for the past 10 years—performed in back-to-back appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014, 2015 and 2016. This advanced group is also CAJ State Champion HS Jazz Band 2014 and 2016. They won their division at the Folsom Jazz Festival in 2017, and they have been the top-scoring group at every festival they attended for the past twelve months. The band was privileged to work this year in clinics with Francisco Torres, Edgardo Cambón, Tamir Hendelman, and Dan Parenti, and they took top honors at the 2017 El Cerrito Jazz Festival to perform on stage with Donny McCaslin.

Jazz Band II enables additional students to perform and develop soloing skills in a rigorous jazz environment. This group has earned many honors and awards at several jazz festivals and competitions. They have also performed in community events with the Big Band of Rossmoor and at the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation’s Music Festival.

Accolades for both bands include student awards for outstanding soloists/musicianship, scholarships, and placements in district, county, state, and national honor bands.

Northgate has performed at Yoshi’s in each of the past 12 years and is once again excited to share an evening of jazz with you!

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photo credit: Scott Haney
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Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607