The Dos Pueblos Jazz Band is the jewel of the Instrumental Music Department; an award winning band, offering both Intermediate and Advanced level opportunities. Competition season begins during the spring, with Dos Pueblos High School hosting one of many Jazz Festivals in the Southern California region. We then will compete in several more throughout the remainder of the school year, including the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Band is a MUST SEE if you appreciate the big band sound – they are truly amazing… don’t miss it! The bands will also be showcased at concerts in December and May.
49th Annual Jazz Festival - Saturday, March 3, 2018
Dos Pueblos High School is excited to announce its 49th AnnualJazz Festival! This year’s Festival will host an array of award winning judges, guest stars and end with an incredible evening concert featuring saxophonist, Eric Marienthal! Eric has recorded 6 CD's with Chick Corea band and won 2 Grammy Awards. He has performed with artists such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, David Lee Roth, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, Ramsey Louis, Patti Labelle, Olivia Newton-John, and many others. The competition will include junior and senior high schools, junior colleges and university jazz bands in both big band and combo divisions.