The Jazz Ensemble, led by conductor, Eric Bolvin, is one of SJYS’s newest groups and now in its fourth 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 the Music Building at West Valley College, located at 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga (map)
The Jazz Ensemble performs two concerts each season, at West Valley College. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors, and free for kids under 12. (see their schedule of concerts this season)