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IAJSD Will Perform at Jazz @ The Jacobs!

The San Diego Symphony has offered IAJSD students several spots to perform at Jazz @ The Jacobs.  Students will perform in the lobby one hour before the main concert.  We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity!  Our first show will be Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7pm opening up for Count Basie Orchestra!  Click here for more information on the Jazz @ The Jacobs series - curated by our own IAJSD Artistic Director Gilbert Castellanos.

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Johnny Steele Receives YoungArts Scholarship!

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 receive an award from Young Arts and stands to win $10,000 and a chance to study with mentors in Miami, New York or L.A.  His top choice is to study with Wynton Marsalis in New York. Johnny is making his mark on the SD Jazz Scene.  He is often asked to play in Gilbert’s house band for the Wednesday Night Jam Sessions.  He was

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