Irvine High jazz band places third at Reno Jazz Festival, tunes up for Great Park performance


2014 Jazz I Reno

Last month, Irvine High School’s jazz bands attended the 52nd annual Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno.

And once again, the Jazz I ensemble showed why it’s one of the best in the west.

Competing against some 30 bands from California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington at the April 10-12 festival, Irvine High’s top jazz musicians received unanimous superior ratings and placed third overall.

The Jazz I combo also placed third, and lead trombonist Christian Suh was selected as the top high school trombonist.

Next up, Jazz I will get to perform a little closer to home. The group will be one of 10 ensembles from IUSD’s middle and high schools to take the stage during the Jazz at the Palm Court concert, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Palm Court Arts Complex in the Great Park.

For a schedule of Irvine High jazz ensemble events, click here.