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SJW Big Band Showcase
December 9, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium - Map Link
Tickets available from the Stanford Ticket office
Stanford Ticket Office, 2nd floor, Tresidder Union, open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays
$25 for general admission, $15 students
Big band jazz is alive and well in the Bay Area. In this swinging concert, you’ll hear some of the best young jazz musicians in the Bay, including the Giant Steps Big Band directed by Kristen Strom, which is one of the finest middle school jazz bands in the Bay Area — you’ll think they’re professionals! Also performing are the Miles Ahead Combo, the Miles Ahead Lab Band, and the Miles Ahead Big Band, SJW’s high-school all-star jazz performance groups. Under the direction of Mike Galisatus, the Miles Ahead Big Band is one of the top high school big bands in the state, and this year they won 3rd place in their division in the Finals at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey.