Waterford High School’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Choir performed at the 45th Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival in Boston on March 2.
Berklee College of Music hosts the festival at the Hynes Convention Center; it is the largest of its kind in the United States, free, and open the public. More than 200 ensembles and over 3,000 student musicians participated. Waterford’s Natalie Bush received a Judge’s Choice Award for piano. Timothy Fioravanti is a music director at Waterford High School.
Big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles performed throughout the day. All ensembles were adjudicated by a panel of Berklee’s top faculty and received a written critique of their performance. The day’s events included performances by Berklee faculty, tours of Berklee’s campus, open jam sessions.
Additional information about the festival is at http://festival.berkleejazz.org/html5/about.php
In the picture are Jazz Combo members (l-r) Connor Megan, Benjamin Frascarelli, Nathaniel Ashbey, Phillip Rood, Nathaniel Ross, Natalie Bush, Peter Wojtowicz, Nicola Wiseman, Gabriel Morosky. Natalie Bush received a Judge’s Choice Award for her piano performance.