Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oscar Peterson Trio

I found a great video featuring 3 different performances by the Oscar Peterson Trio.

"Jazz Icons: Oscar Peterson" follows the incredible Oscar Peterson Trio through three years in three different countries, delighting audiences with their classic repertoire and their unparalleled musicianship. This legendary '60s trio consisting of Peterson on piano, longtime partner Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums toured the world over, and are still considered one of the most formidable jazz combos ever. This DVD features a very early performance of Peterson's signature tune "Hymn To Freedom," as well as a special guest segment showcasing the amazing Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Moon River audio

Here is a link to our version of "Moon River." Enjoy!

Moon River

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Audio Files

I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far! Here are some audio files to the 2 songs passed out for Jazz Band-


Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jazz Audition Results

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned. The hard work and dedication needed to prepare and complete an audition should be acknowledged. Here are the rosters for the Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble for the 2012-13 school year:

2012-2013 Jazz Band Roster

Alto Saxophone:                                                                                                                       Piano:   
Nikhil Vasireddi                                                                                                                        Kate Li
Simon Hwang                                                                                                                Julia Thomson
                                                                                                                                                 Jason Li
Tenor Saxophone:
Anthony Evidente                                                                                                                    Drums:
Michael Lin                                                                                                                         Paul Stehn
                                                                                                                                          Jake Borden
Baritone Saxophone:
Ashvik Awasti

Roopashree Venkatramen
Chris Xu
Amanda Rubin

Steven Ma
Zoe Kim
Alex Chen

Bass Clarinet:
Ameya Hadap

Harrison Tsui
Neal Vasireddi
Thibaud Ginoux

Bass Trombone:
Will Huang

Tommy Reinfelder
Johnny Gittings
Sydney Rubin
Sam Harshbarger
Sean Reilley

2012-2013 Jazz Ensemble Roster

Flute:                                                                                                                            Trombone:
Rutha Chivate                                                                                                              Justin Huang
Caroline Gibson                                                                                                           Alec Korsah
Amy Huang
                                                                                                                                  French Horn:
Clarinet:                                                                                                                       Nina Reyes
Clarie Xu
Katie Stewart                                                                                                                         Piano:
Kevin Qiu                                                                                                                    Hiroki Nagao
Paul Russel                                                                                                                 Collin Nichols
Sonal Mallick                                                                                                              Aditya Udupa
Elise Root                                                                                                                         Daniel Lin
                                                                                                                                          Serena He
Bass Clarinet:                                                                                                          Jillian Palumbo
Paul Cooke
Michael Gonzalez                                                                                                                 Guitar:
                                                                                                                                     Paul Argiriou
                                                                                                                                   Mihir Somaiya
Ben Hom                                                                                                                                  Bass:
Isabel Kinney                                                                                                              Drew Beamer
Kabir Medwan
Serena He                                                                                                               Keyboard Bass:
Hannah Colaizzo                                                                                                            Alex Cucier
Sarah Pagano
Akhil Chennuru                                                                                                                     Vibes:
Joe O’Donnell           
Elijah Pettway                                                                                                               Erin Devine
Mitchell Tam                                                                                                          Katheryn Demilt
                                                                                                                                       Justin Keve
Andrew Markow
Bay Daily                                                                                                                           Drums:
Annie Zou                                                                                                               Andrew Stokes
Will Kinney                                                                                                                Chris Gibson
Ryan Carrido
Andrew Wong
Dillon Howarth
Douglas Avis

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Board Meeting Performance

The Advanced Jazz Band will be performing at the Cranbury School BOE meeting on Tuesday, May 15. They will be recognized for their success this year at both the PHS Jazz Festival and Hershey Park Music in the Parks.

Report time: 7:30pm in the band room

Dress: Blue Cranbury School music shirts (same one worn at Hershey Park)

The meeting will start at 8:00pm.

I'll see you there!

Mr. Pollack

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hershey Park Video

Here is a video of our performance at Hershey Park-

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Congratulations to the Cranbury School music students for their performances this past Friday at Hershey Park’s Music In The Parks festival. Middle School Ensembles from 4 states competed, with the Advanced Jazz Band receiving a “Superior” rating, the highest in competition. The Cranbury School Concert Band was awarded first place in their division and the Advanced Choir was awarded 3rd place in their division. 

6th grader Harrison Tsui was recognized as an outstanding soloist in the jazz band division.

Thank you to all the parents and chaperones; you really made the trip smooth and enjoyable for everyone.

 Mr. Pollack