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The annual all-day Super Jazz at the Ranch music festival hosted by West Ranch High School will swing into the Stevenson Ranch school on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Music will fill the air as performers from throughout the region showcase their talents with musical performances, competitions and clinics.

Highlights of the day will include a noon performance by the VDE Big Band, featuring LA’s top young jazz talent. The group 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, featuring of some of the most talented jazz students from around the William S. Hart Union High School District.

West Ranch’s own Studio A Jazz Band will showcase the school’s pizzazz for jazz.

The day will culminate in a performance by Chord Four, an innovative and intriguing jazz combo which pulls its sound not only from jazz, but also from the traditional music of Ghana, India, Indonesia and the Balkans.

Adjudicators will include active professional musicians and notable jazz educators who evaluate jazz ensembles from schools throughout Southern California.

General admission to Super Jazz at the Ranch will be $10, and admission for students and seniors is $7. Food concessions will be available at the event.

Sponsors include D’Addario and Nick Rail Music.

West Ranch High School is located at 26255 W. Valencia Boulevard, Stevenson Ranch 91381.

For additional information, contact Brian Leff, West Ranch director of Jazz Studies, at bleff@hartdistrict.org.

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.

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