Jazz Band

***THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS FOR YOUR HELP AT THE SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER.  YOUR HELP MADE THINGS GO EXTREMELY WELL.  THANK YOU!

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***CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JAZZ BAND ON A GREAT PERFORMANCE SATURDAY AT U OF M. 
Also, congratulations go to Jeanette Lenze (Alto Sax) and Zach Bongiorno (Trumpet) for being recognized as Outstanding Soloists at the festival! 
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The Jimmy Heath masterclass was a real treat for the band.  He shared many stories from his time working with Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, J.J. Johnson, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, etc. The list is endless in regards to the number of great jazz musician he encountered.  He even talked about how the entire Dizzy Gillespie band came over to his house and his mother cooked them all dinner.  After dinner, Dizzy showed Heath chords to use when composing.  Pretty incredible information from a legend.  The stories were endless from Jimmy Heath. 

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***Spaghetti Dinner 2013 Slide Show***


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**Jazz Band - Zal Gaz Grotto Performance Oct. 2012**