New students who wish to join IAJSD for the second semester are required to attend a placement audition on Sunday, December 11 at Grossmont College. Second semester begins January 7, 2017. Click the button below for more information and to schedule your audition.
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AUDITION FOR NEXT GEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
As you may know, Gilbert’s 9am combo has submitted an audition recording to Next Gen Jazz Festival. But did you know that ALL IAJSD high school students are welcome to submit an audition video to become a part of the prestigious Next Gen Jazz Orchestra? There will be no live auditions at the festival this year – all Next Gen Jazz Orchestra submissions will be through the video audition process. Next Gen Jazz Orchestra is where Gilbert got his start playing with Dizzy Gillespie and touring Japan. It is truly a life changing experience! 21 top high school players from around the nation will get the opportunity to play in Next Gen Jazz Orchestra. Will you be one of them? Due date is March 15, 2017. Click the link below for more information:
Once again, IAJ is honored to announce our Ambassadors will perform on April 7th, 2018 at the Ronald McDonald House located at 2929 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from
Our very own Executive Director, Guy Gonzales, along with IAJ instructor Evona Wascinski, will be performing this week with his Django Reinhardt trio called THE GYPSY SWING CATS at SeaWorld during the Seven Seas Food Festival.
IAJ is very pleased to welcome Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor to our roster of instructors. Curtis Taylor's lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of
SHADOW MAN - The Sammy Nestico Story is a feature-length documentary film that explores the music, art, humanity, impact, and life of Sammy Nestico. It's a story we think needs to be told and also preserved.
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