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Jazz Band Brings Holiday Cheer With Winter Concert

Ted Adrian, Reporter

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     Taft’s winter jazz concert started at 7:00 o’clock in the auditorium. Teachers, students, and family members attended the jazz concert to watch students perform various holiday related songs.

     “I tend to practice when I’m at home by just learning each fingers and finding new ways to improve my technique. Also I practice in school so that I will be better on playing different kinds of songs,” said Jorge Villanueva.  

     For the concert the jazz band used the holidays as their main theme. Some of the Christmas inspired songs the jazz band performed were Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, Nutcracker Swing originally composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and adapted by Michael Story, and Splanky by Neal Hefti.

     “The jazz ensemble did an amazing performance and I really enjoyed sections such as the various solos and accompaniments, their one song from Stevie Wonder was what really stood out to me though,” said Sean Subijano.

For now the Taft Jazz band plans to prepare their next show after winter break, the next performance.

 

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