VCHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble Chosen for 2019 NextGen Monterey Jazz Festival Competition
Posted 03/18/2019 03:58PM

The VCHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble was chosen for the 2019 NextGen Monterey Jazz Festival competition. This is the second time in the last 6 years that the group has been chosen. Eight vocal jazz groups are selected and will compete on Saturday April 6.

"This is a great honor to be selected. We are commissioning a chart for the event from Scott Ninmer who is a staff arranger for 'The Presidents Own,'” said Dr. Michael Jones, director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The winner of each division is given the opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

Students in the ensemble are: Christine Albrecht, senior; Isabelle Anderson, junior; Eva Brown, senior; Luke Elliott, sophomore; Emily Eslick, senior; Joseph Hall, junior; Rachel Harris, senior; Christiana Schiller, junior, and Rohan Viswanathan, sophomore.

In addition, Christiana Schiller was selected as one of six vocalists to compete in the High School Vocal Soloist Division.

Only eight vocal jazz ensembles and six vocal soloists were selected to compete from the nationwide applicants.   Here is the link to the Monterey Jazz Festival for the list of finalists. 


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