For the third straight year the Waynflete Upper School Jazz Combo’s strong performance at the Maine Music Educators Association District II Jazz Festival has earned them a slot in the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival. Ali Ghorashi ’15 (piano) and Jacob Hagler ’15 (guitar) were recognized with Outstanding Musicianship certificates for their excellent solos!
The Combo will compete at the State Instrumental Jazz festival at South Portland High School on March 13th. They have been given an early performance slot of 1:30 PM. The students will be presenting a heavy shuffle by Michael Abene called The Blues You Can’t Refuse, the beautiful jazz ballad Body and Soul by Johnny Green and the white-hot swinger Ready and Able by George Benson!
The festival is open to the public.
- Julian Abbott ‘18 – Tenor Sax
- Chris Bergeron ‘16 – Drums
- Eliza Cox ‘18 – Alto Sax
- Ali Ghorashi ‘15 – Piano
- Jacob Greene ‘18 – Baritone Sax
- Jacob Hagler ’15 – Guitar
- Julia Hansen ’18 – Upright Bass
- Julian Ireland ’15 – Tenor Sax