• WBGO JAM Live: LaGuardia High School Senior Band

    April 19, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The LaGuardia High School Senior Band performed live at WBGO in the eighth of our student ensemble broadcasts for Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear audio from this concert, and at the bottom of the page for all of our 2013 JAM Student Festival broadcasts.

    Directed by Kevin Blancq, the 22-member ensemble performed works by Duke Ellington, Kenny Dorham, Benny Golson and others. A full set list and more details on the peformance and performers are below.

    Enjoy this and all of our student broadcasts for Jazz Appreciation Month!

    The LaGuardia High School Senior Band

    Kevin Blancq, director

    live at WBGO


    Set List and Soloists

    The Mooche - Duke Ellington

    Meghan Odell - trumpet, Alex Morano - clarinet, Lilly Clark - clarinet,

    Max Ventura - tenor, Rex Bennett - trombone

    Way You Look Tonight - arr. by Robert Bachman

    Ece Ozaman - horn, Luis Garcia - baritone sax, Rex Bennett - trombone,

    Cooper Lynn - piano, Corey Garcia - drums

    Along Came Betty - Benny Golson

    Zen Groom - vibes, Dan Wenger - trombone, Nick Saia - guitar,

    Cooper Lynn - piano, Cole Davis - bass

    Moon Song - arr. by Stan Kenton

    Cooper Lynn - piano

    Lotus Blossom - Kenny Dorham

    Zen Groom - vibes, Nick Saia - guitar, Isaac Sleator - piano,

    Cole Davis - bass, Ben Holcomb - drums

    Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington

    Luis Garcia - baritone sax, Isaac Sleator - piano

    Cotton Club Stomp #2 - Duke Ellington

    Max Ventura - clarinet, Dan Wenger - trombone

    Jelly Roll - arr by Sy Johnson

    Dan Wenger - trombone, Luis Garcia - alto sax, Zen Groom - vibes,
    Chris Hill - trpt, Isaac Sleator - piano



    Alex Morano – alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

    Lillian Clark – soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet

    Max Ventura – soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet

    Raina Fiore – soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet

    Luis Garcia – alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet


    Chris Hill

    Meghan Odell

    Kesha Kumshayev

    Michael Norber


    Dan Wenger

    Rex Bennett

    James Arno

    Rockman Amer


    Ece Ozaman


    Ian Zeuli


    Zen Groom


    Nick Saia


    Cooper Lynn

    Isaac Sleator


    Cole Davis

    Nick Dunston


    Corey Garcia

    Ben Holcomb

    All 2013 WBGO JAM Live Student Broadcasts

    4/1/13: NJCU Cedar Walton Combo

    4/8/13: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    4/12/13: William Paterson "Hawk Flies" Jazz Septet

    4/15/13: Berklee Ralph Peterson Sextet

    4/16/13: Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    4/17/13: New School For Jazz Improv Ensemble

    4/18/13: MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble

    4/19/13: LaGuardia High School Senior Band

    4/23/13: SUNY Purchase Super Sophomores

    4/24/13: NYU Karachacha Afro-Peruvian Ensemble

    4/25/13: Queens College International Jazz Band

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