Spokane All-City Jazz Ensemble

History

Past Guest Clinicans

The Spokane All-City Jazz Ensembles program (SAJE) was established in 2003.  It began under the direction of Rob Tapper with one big band fielding some of the finest young jazz musicians in the area. Since the first year, the program has expanded to the Middle School level and has served hundreds of young musicians.

 

Brian McCann assumed control of the organization upon Rob's departure in 2012. During Brian's tenure, the program flourished with highlights including the implementation of the All-star JAM group in addition to the SAJE in the summer program.

 

In 2017, Christopher Parkin was promoted from staff coach to Artistic Director.

 

 

Dave Pietro, Dana Landry, Marcus Printup, Mark Taylor, Reggie Thomas, Paul McKee, Bijon Watson, Willie Jones, Steve Treseler