The Jazz Ensemble, led by conductor, Eric Bolvin, is one of SJYS’s newest groups and now in its sixth season! It is an advanced ensemble for high school and very advanced middle school students. The band features saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm sections, and plays swing, blues, Latin, rock, funk and ballad styles. The musicians also spend time working on improvisation.
Rehearsals are held every Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30 am, in the Band Room of Prospect High School, located at 18900 Prospect Avenue, Saratoga (map)
The Jazz Ensemble performs two concerts each season and will also be performing with the SJYS Philharmonic Orchestra at their Spring Concert on March 26th, at the California Theatre, in downtown San Jose. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors, and free for kids under 12. (see their schedule of concerts this season)