Jazz Ensemble

Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Band

Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Band 2103 Savannah, GA

“Finals Performance at 2013 Swing Central Jazz Competition – Savannah, GA”

The Conservatory Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to performing the true American art form, Jazz.  This ensemble studies and performs a variety of musical styles that encompass the 110 year history of Jazz Music.  Students in this ensemble focus heavily on the study of Jazz Improvisation.  The Jazz Ensemble performs at one 20 performances per year and has performed along side Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup, Scotty Barnhart, and many other great jazz musicians and educators.  In 2010 this ensemble received the Mark of Excellence – National Jazz Honors Award. Consistently recognized nationally, The Jazz Ensemble has been selected to perform twice at the prestigious North Texas State Jazz Festival, in Dallas, Texas, three times at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition” in Savannah, Georgia and will be performing at the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival in Boston, MA in 2015.  This particular ensemble has received straight superior ratings at every FBA Jazz District Festival since 1994.

 


Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Band Guest Artist Marcus Printup

w/Guest Artist Marcus Printup


Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Band Guest Artist Wycliffe Gordon

with Guest Artist Wycliffe Gordon

Accomplishments:
2015 Top 3 out of 12 High Schools selected nationally at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition”
2015 Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival
2014 Guest Artist Concert with Wycliffe Gordon and Scotty Barnhart
2013 Top 3 out of 12 High Schools selected nationally at the Savannah Music Festival’s “Swing Central Jazz Competition”
2012 Guest Artist Concert with Marcus Printup
2010 Mark of Excellence – National Award Winner – National Jazz Honors Project – Foundation for Music Education
2009 & 2010 Selected to perform at Swing Central Jazz Competition in Savannah, Georgia
2002, 2005, 2009, Lakeside Jazz Festival Grand Champion
2007 & 2008 North Texas Jazz Festival
2007-2014 Opening Performance at the Suncoast Jazz Classic
FBA District Jazz Festival – Straight Superior Ratings for 20 consecutive years
FBA State Jazz Festival – Straight Superior Ratings every year attended

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