MYSO Spring Concerts:

Jazz Studies

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Chris Mell, Jazz Studies Director

1:00 pm concert

in order of performance


Neil Davis, Instructor

Silver’s Serenade by Horace Silver

Will You Still Be Mine? by Matt Dennis and Thomas Adair

Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson

Jason Shao, Alto Sax
Gideon Adams, Alto Sax
Binu Saravana, Guitar
Isaiah Simons, Bass
Chris Mell, Drums


John Simons, Instructor

 Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker

Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson

Footprints by Wayne Shorter/arr. Terrance Blanchard

Jerry Lu, Alto Sax
Sebastian Low, Alto Sax
Soyeon Kang, Piano
Stuart Doperalski, Drums
Isaac Schultz, Bass
Luke Murray, Guitar


Neil Davis, Instructor

Spring is Here by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart

No Script Necessary, co-written by Apex/arr. Josh Turner

Max Bird, Drums
Max Zeitlin, Organ
Hudson Simmons, Trumpet
Luke Tackett, Alto
Josh Turner, Trumpet


Jason Goldsmith, Instructor

There’s No Greater Love by Isham Jones

I’ll Remember April by Gene de Paul

Tough Talk by The Jazz Crusaders

Leo Desidero, Drums
Amelia Esten, Piano
Paris Pavelchik, Alto Sax
Stuart Goldsmith, Tenor Sax
Isaiah Simons, Bass

Bronzeville Jazz Ensemble

Jeno Somlai, Instuctor

s’Wonderful by Ira and George Gershwin

Bolivia by Cedar Walton

Have You Met Miss Jones by Richard Rogers

Nutville by Horace Silver

Joe Lorenz, Drums
Lucas LaBeau, Piano
Yishay Levin, Bass
Brendan Mortensen, Guitar
Joe Zimmerman, Alto Sax
Mia Traverse, Alto Sax

4:00 pm concert

in order of performance


Ken Wiele, Instructor

Blues in the Night by Harold Arlen

Passport Blues by Barry Harris

Cold Duck Time by Eddie Harris/ arr. Mark Taylor

Oren Goldenberg, Drums
Andrew Costello, Piano
Jerzy Tutaj, Bass
Jamie Bird, Alto Sax


Isaiah Simons, Instructor

Road Song by Wes Montgomery

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Joe Zawinul

St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins

Oren Goldenberg, Drums
Nicholas Pienkos, Trumpet
Isaiah Simons, Bass
Jesse Kellner, Piano


Jeno Somlai, Instructor

Misty by Erroll Garner

The Jungle Strutt by Gene Ammons

Oye Como Va by Tito Puente

Moment’s Notice by John Coltrane

Oliver Plese, Trumpet
Ben Soto, Bass
John Tsagalis, Alto Sax
Elizabeth Feist, Alto Sax
Jack Monagle, Drums
Bob Monagle, Guitar


Tony Ayala and Jeno Somlai, Instructors

Mambo Diablo by Tito Puente
Tres Lindas Cubanas by Antonio Maria Romeu
Spain by Chick Corea

Stuart Doperalski, Bongos
Jack Monagle, Timbales
Max Bird, Drum set
Jameson Rush, Congas
Theodore Xing, Piano
Yishay Levin, Bass

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