Music Moves News

GVHS Jazz Band 1 & The GO Jazz Big Band

March 25, 2018

Golden Valley High School, Canyon Country, CA

 

Music Moves Co-Founders Susie Ruffner, Ramiro Gutierrez and Kurt Wilson attended a concert by the Golden Valley HS Jazz Band 1, and Santa Clarita’s “GO Jazz Big Band”.

The concert was held at the 500 seat ‘state-of-the-art’ GVHS Theater.

Also in attendance was Latin jazz pianist/composer/bandleader Oscar Hernandez, a 3-time Grammy winner with the “Spanish Harlem Orchestra”.

Music Moves President, Kurt Wilson stated; “The GVHS Jazz Band 1 are fantastic student musicians and all of them have a promising career in music”.

Wilson went on to say: “I have seen the GO Jazz Big Band a couple of years ago and forgot how amazingly good they are, not surprising though since the band members are a mix of studio sessionists as well Band Directors for several Santa Clarita school music programs”.

About Golden Valley HS Jazz Band 1:

Golden Valley High School Band and Color Guard Boosters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which supports the following programs:  Marching Band, Color Guard/Winter Guard, Drum Line, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band.  "Band" is just one big, happily family of programs!  Fees and fundraising proceeds go to fund and support all programs.

For more information about the GVHS Band program please log onto:

https://www.goldenvalleyhs.org/ (Activities)

About GO Jazz Big Band

The GO Jazz Big Band brings together 20 outstanding musicians to play the music of the legendary big bands as well as contemporary favorites in a big band setting.

Founded in 2011 by Bob Babko and now directed by Brian Leff, this band includes some phenomenal players who have played with the likes of Maria Schneider, Russ Ferrante, Alan Pasqua, Bill Watrous, Louis Bellson, Randy Brecker, the Tonight Show Band, and many others.

For more information about GO Jazz Big Band please log onto: http://www.gojazzbigband.com/about/

GO Jazz Big Band at GVHS Theater

GO Jazz Band 1 at GVHS Theater

Music Moves Co-Founder Ram Gutierrez with 3-time Grammy winner Oscar Hernandez, GVHS Band Director Roger Brooks & Music Moves Co-Founder Kurt Wilson

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