Jazzscshool Studio Band 2023 -edited2023
The Jazzschool Studio Band features contemporary and historical big band jazz
by composers such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Count Basie and Duke Ellington

The Jazzschool Studio Band, comprised of many of the finest high school musicians in the Bay Area is a part of the Community Music School, a division of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California.

Students develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This ensemble performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the U.S.

Over the years, Jazzschool Studio Band has played at Freight & Salvage, Yoshi’s, the CJC, Savanna Jazz, and jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France, the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. The group has performed regularly at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation national competition and won multiple Student Music Awards from downbeat magazine.

Dave Eshelman is Jazz Studies Director Emeritus of California State University East Bay. His music is published by iJazzmusic, Neil Kjos and ejazzlines. He leads The Jazz Garden Big Band now in it’s 45th year. He currently teaches at the CA Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA and at the Hayward La Honda Music Camp. Under Dave’s direction the Studio Band has won Outstanding Honors Group awards from DownBeat Magazine in five of the past seven years.

The band features contemporary and historical jazz by composers such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

 

Jazzschool Studio Band performing Bye George by Joey Calderazzo

 

The Jazzschool Studio Band performing Song For Bilbao by Pat Metheny

 

Jazzschool Studio Band performing Sponge by Randy Brecker

 

 

 

Photos

Photo by Sakura Maki. Click on image to download.

Photo by Sakura Maki. Click on image to download.

Photo by Sakura Maki. Click on image to download.

Contact Dave Eshelman for booking and inquires at d.eshelman [at] comcast [dot] net