High school jazz musicians will converge at Northgate High in Walnut Creek today and Saturday for a jazz festival hosted by the school. Here are the details, which I’m reposting from the Times:
“Walnut Creek’s Northgate hosts jazz festival starting Friday
By Elisabeth Nardi
Contra Costa Times
School bands from all around Contra Costa County will gather at Northgate High School over the next two days for the California Association for Music Education Jazz East Festival 2012.
The two-day school jazz band festival starts at 3 p.m. Friday with a performance from Acalanes High School’s Jazz Band. Following them, bands from various schools around the county play for about 25 minutes each, the day ends with Albany High School Jazz Band at 9:25 p.m.
Then on Saturday the day kicks off at 8 a.m. with Rancho Medanos Junior High Jazz Ensemble. Saturday ends with the Pittsburg High Jazz Ensemble at 4:25 p.m.
The schools compete against one another to win awards at the festival, which will be held at Northgate High, 425 Castle Rock Road in Walnut Creek.
For more information go to www.northgatehsjazzfestival.com.
Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617. Follow her at Twitter.com/enardi10.”
Here is a link to the complete schedule: http://www.northgatehsjazzfestival.com/files/Schedule_of_Performances_Jan20-21_2012_rev_1.pdf