2020 Next Generation Jazz Festival Finalists

HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Albany High School Jazz Band ● Albany, CA ● Craig Bryant
Ballard High School Jazz Band ● Seattle, WA ● Michael James
Bellevue High School Jazz I ● Bellevue, WA ● Edd George
Downey High School Jazz Ensemble ● Downey, CA ● Corneliu Olariu
Folsom High School Jazz Band I ● Folsom, CA ● Curtis Gaesser
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Big Band ● Las Vegas, NV ● Patrick Bowen
Marin School of the Arts Jazz Band 1 ● Novato, CA ● Greg Johnson
Northgate High School Jazz Band I ● Walnut Creek, CA ● Greg Brown
Rio Americano High School AM Jazz Ensemble ● Sacramento, CA ● Josh Murray
Roosevelt High School Jazz Band 2 ● Seattle, WA ● Michael Van Bebber
Upland High School Jazz Ensemble I ● Upland, CA ● Mark Capalbo
Valley Christian High School Jazz Ensemble ● San Jose, CA ● Marcus Wolfe

HIGH SCHOOL COMBO DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Berkeley High School Combo D ● Berkeley, CA ● Sarah Cline
Crossroads School Jazz "A" Band ● Santa Monica, CA ● Evan Avery
Downey High School Combo A ● Downey, CA ● Corneliu Olariu
Los Alamitos High School Combo A ● Los Alamitos, CA ● Justin Padilla
Rio Americano High School Mingusaurus ● Sacramento, CA ● Josh Murray
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Combo A ● San Diego, CA ● Robert Dove

HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Dos Pueblos High School DP Jazz Choir ● Goleta, CA ● Courtney Anderson
Downey High School EPIC Jazz Choir ● Downey, CA ● Corneliu Olariu
Folsom High School Jazz Choir ● Folsom, CA ● Curtis Gaesser
Grand Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble ● Los Angeles, CA ● Drew Lewis
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts ● Los Angeles, CA ● Pat Bass
Natomas Charter Vocal Ensemble ● Sacramento, CA ● Julian Cunningham
Valencia High School Soundwaves ● Valencia, CA ● Christine Tavares-Mocha
Valencia High School Two N' Four ● Valencia, CA ● Christine Tavares-Mocha

COLLEGE BIG BAND DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble ● Urbana, IL ● Jim Pugh
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble I ● Las Vegas, NV ● Dave Loeb
University of Southern California Thornton Jazz Orchestra ● Los Angeles, CA ● Bob Mintzer

COLLEGE COMBO DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Honors Trio ● Las Vegas, NV ● Dave Loeb
University of Southern California Thornton Jazz Composers Collective ● Los Angeles, CA ● Vince Mendoza

COLLEGE VOCAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Bellevue College Jazz Singers ● Bellevue, WA ● Thomas Almi
Mt. San Antonio College Singcopation ● Walnut, CA ● Bruce Rogers

CONGLOMERATE HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Colburn Jazz Workshop Big Band ● Los Angeles, CA ● Lee Secard
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars ● San Francisco, CA ● Paul Contos
Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band ● Tucson, AZ ● John Black

CONGLOMERATE HIGH SCHOOL COMBO DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Colburn Jazz Workshop Thursday Night Band ● Los Angeles, CA ● Lee Secard
Young Lions Conservatory New Soil Combo ● San Diego, CA ● Gilbert Castellanos

MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND DIVISION

School ● City ● State ● Director
Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band ● Seattle, WA ● Moc Escobedo
Folsom Middle School Jazz Band ● Folsom, CA ● John Zimney
La Paz Intermediate Jazz Ensemble #1 ● Mission Viejo, CA ● Dan Robbins
Oak Middle School Jazz Band ● Los Alamitos, CA ● Robert Harrell
Sierra Vista Middle School Jazz Ensemble ● Irvine, CA ● Henry Miller
Sutter Middle School Jazz Band ● Folsom, CA ● John Zimney