Finnegan Jones, bass

[singlepic id=107 w=185 float=left]Finnegan Jones, a sophomore at Grant High School, has played upright bass since the fall of 2012 and joined the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra during the fall of 2015. For the past two years he has been playing upright bass in a combo under the instruction of Derek Sims at…

Spencer Ebert, saxophone

Spencer is a junior at Grant High School, and plays tenor and soprano saxophone in the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra, which he joined in summer 2015. He is also enrolled in advanced ensemble at the Alan Jones Academy of Music, and was previously a member of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra. He studies…

Ainslie Cromar, trombone

Ainslie is a sophomore at Battle Ground High School in Battle Ground, WA, where she currently plays in the Advanced Jazz Band and has played with the wind ensemble. She began playing trombone when she attended middle school at Tukes Valley Middle School in Battle Ground. During her 8th grade year at Tukes Valley, Ainslie…

Shane Walz, Saxophone

Shane is a sophomore at Battle Ground High School in Battle Ground, WA and joined the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra in the fall of 2014. He currently plays alto and doubles on the flute and clarinet with the ensemble. At Battle Ground under the direction of Greg McKelvey he plays tenor, alto, and…

Olivia Gadberry, Trombone

Olivia is a sophomore at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon and this is her second year playing trombone in the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra (since Fall, 2014). She also plays trombone in the jazz band at Grant. Olivia started playing clarinet in the 3rd grade, before switching briefly to trumpet, and…

Caidin Cheney, Trombone

[singlepic id=103 w=185 float=left]Caidin is a senior at Hockinson High School and attends Clark College full-time as a Running Start student. He joined the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra in August of 2014. He started playing trombone in 5th grade (following in the footsteps of his two older brothers) and has played in many…

Nika Vredevoogd, Piano

[singlepic id=102 w=185 float=left]Nika has been playing with AMP since March of 2014 and began performing with them that 4th of July at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. She also played in AMP’s Giants of Jazz and Blues benefit concert in September of 2014. She is a sophomore at Franklin High School and has studied…