In partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival we are proud to welcome back jazz pianist Chase Morrin. Chase, a San Diego native, was part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation program which honors top student musicians from across the globe. Chase graduated from Harvard in 2015, earning a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Neurobiology, and from New England Conservatory (M.M.) in 2016. Chase currently attends the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music and has garnered many accolades including awards from ASCAP and DownBeat Magazine.
In the spirit of music education, the show kicks off with 30 minutes of music by The Young Lions All-Stars presented by Gilbert Castellanos. This quartet includes talented up-and-coming middle/high school jazz musicians, representing some of the top jazz music programs in Southern California. This concert features Carmen Murray (Drums), John Murray (Upright Bass), Jason Picker (Keys), and Alvin Paige (Tenor Saxophone) with ages ranging 13-17 years old.