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Northgate High School Jazz Band
The Northgate High School Jazz Band performs under the direction of Greg Brown, Director of Instrumental Music at Northgate High School, Walnut Creek.
The Jazz Band is part of a comprehensive instrumental program which includes three levels of concert band, a marching band, and a string orchestra.
For the last three years the band were one of only twelve bands selected from hundreds across the country to perform at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey. This year they were honored to receive 4th place.
Individuals regularly earn membership in state, county, and district honor groups and have been recognized with many outstanding musicianship citations.
The Jazz Band continued its award winning tradition this year with an average adjudicator’s score of over 95%.
In recent years the Jazz band has had the privilege of performing with such esteemed guest artists as: Bobby Shew, Mic Gillette, Edgardo Cambon, Dr. Aaron Lington, Mary Fettig, Bob Karty, Andy Martin, Scott Martin and Stan Martin.
The band also has several members who have formed a Combo band and they will be featured at Yoshi’s. The Combo took first place at the Folsom Jazz Festival and 3rd place at the Next Generation Festival.
The Northgate High School Jazz Band is honored to perform at Yoshi’s and is excited about sharing our music!