[singlepic id=76 w=320 h=240 float=left]See this great roundup of the Clark College Jazz Festival, as written by staff writer Patty Hastings. (Zachary Kaufman is responsible for the photo of John, Josh, Quinlan, Taylor & Colescott to your left.) But there’s more! A video interview with our own Colescott Rubin, captioned A young jazz musician playing…Details
Hooray! We’ve known for a while that Oregon Public Broadcasting would be featuring Thara Memory & the tireless work he’s done to encourage the next generation of jazz musicians- they joined us to film segments during last August’s benefit concert with Esperanza Spalding & Hailey Niswanger. (The photo below with Thara and AMP alumna Nicole…Details
Yes, it’s a busy time of year for the American Music Program. We’re prepping for the following benefits or appearances, recording our audition materials for national festivals, and (always) practicing, practicing, practicing – at least 3 days a week as a band, plus section work, private lessons & more! Here’s where you can find us…Details
Sure, we’ve just returned from a successful appearance at the Jazz Education Network’s 4th Annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia – but we have more performances planned for January 2013! The first is the Jazz Celebration with Michael Henderson benefit we’ll be participating in at Cleveland High School to raise funds for all of our band…Details
[singlepic id=10 w=320 h=240 float=left]Thanks to the fine folks at Jimmy Mak’s, we are happy to announce the following fundraiser for the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra! Come on out to Jimmy Mak’s on Friday, December 21st and show your support for jazz education as AMPJazz prepare for their upcoming trip to Atlanta,…Details
The American Music Program jazz orchestra, with director Thara Memory appeared live as part of the Divas of Jazz benefit on August 26, 2012 at the Gerding Theater with featured artists Esperanza Spalding, Hailey Niswanger, Janice Scroggins and LaRhonda Steele. Set list: For the Love of Money Freedom Jazz Dance Sweet Georgia Brown: Sun Richter…Details
AMP performed at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival
AMP performed at PDX Jazz Festival
AMP performed at Jimmy Mak’s.
AMP performed at Clark College Jazz Festival.
Esperanza Spalding performed at the Schnitz for AMP
[singlepic id=56 w=320 h=240 float=left]Sam is a senior at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, and this is his 6th year playing with the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra. Sam has been playing the baritone saxophone for six years, but plays several other instruments as well: piano, clarinet, alto and soprano saxophone, flute and…Details
[singlepic id=42 w=320 h=240 float=left]Sun is a sophomore at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. This is her third year singing with the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra. In addition to her work with AMPJazz (as they’re known on Twitter and Facebook), Sun is also part of the Nothing but Treble Ensemble at Grant…Details
[singlepic id=105 w=180 float=left]Jordan is a sophomore at Wilson High School in Portland, and plays drums in the American Music Program’s Pacific Crest Orchestra. He has been playing the drums for eight years, and this is his fourth year playing with AMP. He has also plays in a combo at the Alan Jones Academy of…Details