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Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco by Amal Bisharat Photography
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 543-1718


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Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco has served as an invaluable proving ground for creatively ambitious young musicians since 2001. Living up to vaunted expectations set by the ensemble’s alumni, these high school players collaborate with legends like Armando Peraza, Jerry Gonzalez and John Santos. They also write and arrange their own material, tunes documented on highly regarded recordings (most recently Con Mis Manos). While LJYE graduate Daniel Riera fronts San Francisco’s exciting band Soltron, other alumni such as trombonist Natalie Cressman, flutist Elena Pinderhughes, pianist Samora Pinderhughes, and drummer Charlie Ferguson, are tearing up the New York music scene.

LJYE is the resident youth company of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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