East Bay Jazz High School All Stars

The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars is an after-school program for high-caliber musical performance and education for high school jazz musicians. East Bay Jazz’s two ensembles, big band and combo, rehearse on a weekly basis and frequently perform between January to June. In East Bay Jazz students develop their skills within the jazz idiom, gain real-world performance experience, and share our love of music with the East Bay community and beyond. East Bay Jazz’s educational programs are fully supported by the LivermoreValleyPerformingArts Center

The EBJ High School All-Stars’ two ensembles, the big band and combo, rehearse on a weekly basis and frequently perform between January and June. In previous seasons, both ensembles performed across the Bay Area including concerts with guest artists, alongside premier Bay Area big bands, and at venues such as the Bankhead Theater (who are our primary funders), San Jose Jazz Summer/Winter Fest, and the California Jazz Conservatory.

Auditions Dates Thursday, January 9th , 4:30 to 9:30 PM at the Amador Valley High School Choir Room.

The big band and combo will begin rehearsing on Thursday evenings from January to June.

Question- Spencer Sussman – sksussman@eastbayjazz.org


Spencer Sussman is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area.
He holds a masters degree in jazz studies at San Jose State University, studying under the expertise of Scott Whitfield, Thomas Hornig, and Aaron Lington. He has performed with Jon Faddis, Jamie Davis, Clairdee, Fred Berry, Caloncho, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Spencer has also toured internationally and performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, and throughout New Zealand. Spencer currently lives in the East Bay Area where he performs, composes, arranges, and teaches music.

How to Contribute

Help us share the performing arts with children. To learn more about these programs that support school and family performances and student tickets or to donate by phone or mail, please contact our Education staff at 925-583-2312 or email us for assistance.

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