We will be hosting an exchange concert this Wednesday at 7pm in the band room. The International Christian University Jazz Band, from Tokyo Japan will join us for an evening of jazz and cultural exchange. Our AM Jazz Ensemble will perform, their band will perform, and there will be some intercontinental jamming. Should be an amazing evening. It’s free, and all are welcome.
Tomorrow morning, Rio Band will be featured on “Insight,” a news and talk program hosted by Beth Ruyak on Sacramento’s local NPR station, KXJZ 90.9FM. I’ll be in studio with Sarah Pearlman, Lucas Bere, Emma Hollis, Andrew Stephens and Devan Kortan. We’ll be interviewed and the kids will perform live. Check it out at 9am, or again at 8pm, or streaming on capradio.org
Our PM and FM Jazz Ensembles, as well as a combo performed at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival on Saturday. It was another great showing by Rio kids. FM was invited back for the Command Performance, and had them dancing in the aisles! Nolan Cyr won a special award for instrumental excellence, and Duncan McElman won a music lessons scholarship. Solo awards were won by: Combo- Nolan Cyr and Ryan Clark. FM- Duncan McElman, Sean Nelson and Neta Galili. PM- Kyle Nixon and Jackson Stafford. Congratulations to All.