Northgate High School – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – May 20th, 2019

Northgate High School

Northgate High School

Mon 5.20

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. Northgate’s Jazz Band I once again took first place at the 2018 Monterey NextGen Jazz Festival for an unprecedented 5-times-in-a-row.

Jazz Band I, as consecutive 5-time winner of the Next Generation Jazz Festival, and finalist for the past 12 years—performed in back-to-back appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and has the honor of performing again this fall. This advanced group won their division at the Folsom Jazz Festival in 2018 along with the Sweepstakes, took top honors at the 2018 El Cerrito Jazz Festival, and they have been the top-scoring group at every festival they attended. The band has been privileged to work this year with guest artists and clinicians including Francisco Torres, Edgardo Cambón, Walter Smith, Javier Cabanillas, Michael Miller, Mary Fettig, Don Howe, and Kyle Athayde.

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 13 years and is once again excited to share an evening of jazz with you! You can catch the hottest show in high school jazz at our annual gig at Yoshi’s, Monday, May 14 at 7 pm and 9 pm! Order soon — both shows will sell out! Ticket information can be found at our Northgate Instrumental Music website:

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