STEINERT HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND
The Steinert High School Jazz Band is the premier Jazz Ensemble at SHS. Along with our small jazz combo,
the primary focus of the jazz program is the study of various forms of jazz literature, jazz improvisation, and jazz
theory. In addition, all students maintain membership within a music department ensemble.
The Jazz Band, under the leadership of Mr. Michael Anzuini, meets weekly for three hours per evening
from November through April. Throughout the winter and spring months, the band competes weekly in New Jersey
and eastern Pennsylvania at local and regional jazz festivals.
The Jazz Band carries a full complement of a
modern "Big Band" with 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, and a complete rhythm section that includes piano,
electric guitar, upright bass, and drums. Additional instrumentation is used to enhance the sound of musical numbers.
Acceptance into the Jazz Band is by audition.
The Steinert Jazz Band maintains an excellent reputation as a quality ensemble. In recent years, the band has
received many individual and ensemble awards at local, state, and regional Jazz Festivals. These awards include:
Disney Performing Arts - 2010, 2012 & 2014
Best Overall Jazz Ensemble, Music in the Parks-Hershey Park - 2014
Best Overall Jazz Band, Jackson Liberty Festival - 2012
3rd Place, Division II, NJAJE State Festival - 2011
Best Overall Jazz Ensemble, Music in the Parks-Williamsburg - 2011
Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival - 5 year participant
Finalist, NJAJE State Festival - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
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