The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars is an after-school program for high-caliber musical performance and education for high school jazz musicians. East Bay Jazz's two ensembles, big band and combo, rehearse on a weekly basis and frequently perform between January to June. In East Bay Jazz students develop their skills within the jazz idiom, gain real-world performance experience, and share our love of music with the East Bay community and beyond. East Bay Jazz's educational programs are fully supported by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Spencer Sussman is a tenor and bass trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a masters degree in jazz studies at San Jose State University, studying under the expertise of Scott Whitfield, Thomas Hornig, and Aaron Lington. He has performed with Jon Faddis, Jamie Davis, Clairdee, Fred Berry, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Spencer has also toured internationally and performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, and throughout New Zealand. Locally he has performed at the SFJAZZ Center, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and KCSM's Jazz on the Hill in San Mateo.Spencer currently lives in the East Bay Area where he performs, composes, arranges, and teaches.