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Gene Harris All Stars Program

The Gene Harris All-Stars Jazz program is an after-school program designed for highschool students who want to be more engaged with jazz performance in the Treasure Valley.

This audition-only program is open to a select group of students who will be required to attend rehearsals every other week during the school year. These rehearsals are coached by local jazz professionals, and students will get to interact with many other jazz professionals from the region and country.

The All-Stars will perform several concerts per year including a featured performance at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. The All-Star program is forming partnerships with local jazz organizations in order to provide exclusive opportunities for the All-Star students. These may include concert tickets, masterclasses, lessons, and side-by-side performances.

Stay posted for Fall 2023 auditions!

Information and Audition Music

The 2023 All-Star Ensemble
Check out past All-Stars: YouTube

Teo Cano – Bass
Zach Cornell – Guitar
Sydney Gordon – Trumpet
Alex Ramella – Tenor Sax
Tommy Schmelzenbach – Bari Sax
Aidan Call – Piano
Matias Bronner – Drums

The 2023 All-Star Honors Ensemble

Jackson hicks – Bass
Dylan Nunn – Guitar
Payton Harrison – Trumpet
Charley Beebe – Saxophone
Jonah Kaufman – Piano
Chris Nunn – Drums

Student requirements include:

1. Attend rehearsals every other week during the school year
2. Take private lessons specifically focused on jazz
3. Perform in scheduled concerts throughout the school year
4. Students must be nominated each year by their teacher to retain their spot
5. Students must participate in their high school jazz band

Contact Prof. Alexandra Sjobeck to recomend a student or if you would like more information!

All Stars Faculty