Super Jazz at the Ranch, a daylong jazz festival hosted by West Ranch High School, is happening Saturday, May 19. Music will fill the air as performers from throughout the region showcase their talents.
The event will be studded with dazzling musical performances, competitions and clinics. Music begins at 9 a.m.
Highlights of the day include a noon performance by the VDE Big Band, featuring LA’s top young jazz talent. VDE Big Band is led by drummer Kevin van den Elzen, originally from the Netherlands.
Saddleback College’s Joey Sellers will lead the Hart District Jazz “All-Stars,” a group composed of some of the most talented jazz students from around the William S. Hart Union School District.
The day culminates in a fantastic performance by Chord Four, an innovative and intriguing jazz combo, which pulls its sound from not just jazz, but also traditional music of Ghana, India, Indonesia, and the Balkans.
Adjudicators include active professional musicians and notable jazz educators who will evaluate jazz ensembles from schools throughout Southern California.
All day general admission to Super Jazz at the Ranch is $10, and admission for students and seniors is $7. Food concessions will be available on site.
For additional information, contact Brian Leff, Director of Jazz Studies, West Ranch High School, at email@example.com.
About Super Jazz at the Ranch: Super Jazz at the Ranch is an annual jazz festival, created by noted music educator, Bob Babko, to bring professional and student musicians together. Babko, an inductee in the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame in recognition of his dedication to music education, established the Super Jazz music festival in 1997 as one of his many endeavors to provide local jazz students with extraordinary opportunities to perform and learn.