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Ethan Santos Quintet at the Next Generation Jazz Festival

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Event Dates
Friday / March 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
United States

Five of the finest musicians at Berklee College of Music—led by trombonist Ethan Santos, a California native and Presidential Scholar—will perform and teach at the 48th Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, California.

The Ethan Santos Quintet will open the Friday Night Judges Concert, kicking off the festival. The quintet is composed of Santos (Fresno, California) on trombone, Nathan See (Peoria Illinois) on saxophone, Domi Degalle (Paris, France) on piano, Ciaran Fontenot (Portland, Oregon) on bass, and Jasmine (Jas) Kayser (Bristol, England) on drums.  

The Judges Concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. PST, will include Berklee professor and alto saxophonist Tia Fuller, along with Berklee alumni Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Kendrick Scott (drums), and Katie Thiroux (bass and vocals).

You can watch a live stream of both performances here.

The Amber Ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), selected for the festival's College Combo competition, will perform Saturday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. PST. Ensemble members, all of whom are graduate students in the BGJI, are: Farayi Malek (Boise, Idaho) on vocals, Aidan Lombard (Chicago, Illinois) on trumpet, Margaux Vranken (Brussels, Belgium) on piano, Tyrone Allen (Temple Hills, Maryland) on bass, and Chase Kuesel (Cos Cob, Connecticut) on drums.