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JAZZ ENSEMBLE

In the spring of 2015, the ABHS Jazz Ensemble was selected to be a part of the WKAR PBS series entitled “Forte.” This is a TV series that invites audiences to “Enjoy the heartwarming stories of Michigan high school band and orchestra programs and experience the thrill of competition as students compete for top honors at the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association’s annual festival.”

2017 CMU Jazz Festival:
Blue Train – Coltrane
‘Round Midnight – Monk & Williams
Dancing Men – LaBarbera

2016 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Happy Go Lucky Local – Ellington
Harlem Nocturne – Hagen, arr. Tomaro
Song for Horace – Mossman

2016 CMU Jazz Festival:
Happy Go Lucky Local – Ellington
Prayer Meetin’ – Harris
C-Jam Blues (ala Mambo) – Ellington

2015 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Told Ya So – Goodwin
Crystal Silence – Corea
One Mint Julep – Toombs

2015 CMU Jazz Festival:
Told Ya So – Goodwin
Crystal Silence – Corea
Higher Ground – Wonder

2014 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
In A Mellow Tone – Ellington
Grace – Jones & Nestico
A Mis Abuelos – Sanduval

2013 CMU Jazz Festival:
Impressions – Coltrane
Rachael – Nestico
Some Skunk Funk – Brecker

2013 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
In Your Own Sweet Way – Brubeck
Rachael – Nestico
Save the Last Dance for Me – Shuman & Pomus
The Chicken – Ellis

2012 CMU Jazz Festival:
Red Clay – Hubbard
Stapes – Mantooth
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise – Hammerstein

2012 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise – Hammerstein
Duke Ellington’s Song of Love – Mingus
Skyhawk – Strum

2011 CMU Jazz Festival:
Count Bubba – Goodwin
In A Sentimental Mood – Ellington
Sky Dive – Hubbard

2011 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Tippin on the Q.T.’ – Clayton
Body and Soul – Coltrane
Us – Jones

2010 CMU Jazz Festival:
Blue Trane – Coltrane
Chelsea Bridge – Strayhorn
Blue Rondo al la Turk – Brubeck

2010 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Blue Train – Coltrane
I Remeber Clifford – Golson
On Green Dolphin Street – Kaper

2009 CMU Jazz Festival:
Perdido – Ellington
‘Round Midnight – Monk
Hullabaloo – Baylock

2009 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Moody – Brubeck
‘Round Midnight – Monk
Maiden Voyage – Hancock

2008 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Up & Running – Fedchock
Skylark – Carmichael
One Mint Julep – Toombs

2008 Michigan Music Conference Performance:
Crescent City Stomp – Brubeck
Skyhawk – Strum
Jack The Bear – Ellington
Some Skunk Funk – Brecker
Skylark – Mercr/Carmichael
St. Louis Blues – Handy
Trofeo de Bolos – Skeffington
Sister Sadie – Silver

2007 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Doxy – Rollins
I Remember Clifford – Golson
Groove Merchant – Richardson

2007 CMU Jazz Festival:
Summertime – Gershwin
The Nearness of You – Carmichael
Groove Merchant – Richardson

2006 MSBOA State Jazz Festival:
Crusin’ for a Blusin’ – Weiner
Stapes – Mantooth
The Puffy Taco – Lopez

2005 CMU Jazz Festival Recordings:
Straight, No Chaser – T. Monk / Arr. Mantooth & Martin
Sultry Sunset – Ellington / Trans. Berger
Spin Cycle – Baylock

2005 MSBOA State Jazz Festival Recordings:
Straight, No Chaser – T. Monk / Arr. Mantooth & Martin
In A Sentimental Mood – Ellington
Spin Cycle – Baylock

2004 CMU Jazz Festival Recordings:
Love Is Here To Stay
Can’t Get Started With You
Spain

2004 MSBOA State Jazz Festival Recordings:
Count Bubba – Goodwin
The Man I Love – Arr. Wolpe
Spain – Corea /Arr. Wolpe

2003 CMU Jazz Festival Recordings:
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise – Hammerstien
Rachael – Nestico
Macumba – Lopez

2003 MSBOA State Jazz Festival Recordings:
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise – Hammerstien
Body and Soul – Green
Calling Dr. Chops – Vuono

2002 MSBOA State Jazz Festival Recordings:
Groove Merchant – Jones
Stapes – Mantooth
Mandongo – Lopez

2000 MSBOA State Jazz Festival Recordings:
In A Mellow Tone – Ellington
Round Midnight – Monk
You Snooze, You Lose!
– Lopez