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:
14 year old Carmen Murray, drummer in Rob Thorsen's 9am class, was asked to perform a djembe solo for the San Diego Symphony's Holiday Concert "Noel, Noel." The concert featured Brian Stokes Mitchell on vocals, a
For the second year in a row Johnny Steele has been selected for a Young Arts scholarship. Johnny is 16 and plays in Gilbert Castellanos’ 9am combo. Johnny was one of 5 percussionists selected nationwide to
November, 2016 I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person
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