Berklee's 41st Annual High School Jazz Festival

By
Berklee Office of Communications
March 12, 2009
Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis
Drummer Gregg Bissonette performs at the High School Jazz Festival.
Brian Lee of Barrington High School with Terri Lyne Carrington and Gregg Bissonette. Lee's school earned third place in its class for small ensemble and honorable mention for large ensemble.
Rob Rose, associate vice president for special programs, and vibist Jason Marsalis
The Tower of Power Ensemble performs at the High School Jazz Festival.
Photo By Phil Farnsworth
Photo By Phil Farnsworth
Photo By Phil Farnsworth
Photo By Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Thousands of high school students converged at the Hynes Convention Center to play big band numbers, shine with solos, and impress with small ensembles at Berklee's 41st annual High School Jazz Festival on January 31.

Along with the 3,000 students and 200 bands competing for top honors and tuition scholarships to Berklee, the day featured concerts and clinics showcasing trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, vibist Jason Marsalis, and drummers Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Student bands included the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra as well as the P-Funk, Salsa, and Tower of Power ensembles.

See a complete list of the day's winners.