Mon February 28, 2022


Doors: 7:00 PM   Show: 7:30 PM

Tonight's show will showcase the Berkeley High School Jazz Program's top small combos. These are sophisticated working bands made up of advanced students who regularly wow audiences in a variety of local venues. The combos include students in all five of the BHS Jazz big bands, including the flagship Jazz Ensemble. The program is directed by Sarah Cline. Come and get blown away by the next generation of jazz performers!

Since 2011, Sarah Cline has directed the Berkeley High School Jazz Program, a premier jazz program known nationally and internationally as an incubator of talent and a citadel of swing. Her students regularly represent at high level festivals, and get into top flight college music programs. During her time at Berkeley High, she has led four tours to Cuba, collaborating with La Escuela Nacional de la Musica in Havana. Sarah is the founder of JazzGirls Day, an event that now is spreading to communities across the US that encourages young women to see a place for themselves in the world of jazz. In addition to her teaching duties, Sarah is an in-demand professional trombonist in the San Francisco Bay Area in both jazz and salsa bands.