Jazz Ensembles

With entertaining and powerful performances, the Esperanza Jazz Bands consistently are recognized as being near the top of all high school jazz bands in the region. Esperanza has three high performing and exciting big bands, with all bands scoring and placing near the top in annual competitions and festivals. The Esperanza Jazz I band has played at such prestigious events as the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, The Charles Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl,  and The Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA!

The Esperanza Jazz Bands and Combos have been regular performers at the Western States Jazz Festival, the Irvine Jazz Festival, the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, and the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival in Reno, Nevada!

Come see the bands and combos at local festivals, school concerts and other venues throughout the year. Check the calendar for dates and times.


Jazz I – Reno, 2016

Jazz Band Dress Code:

Jazz I – Black Suit, Black Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz II – Black Suit, White Shirt, Red-Based Tie, Black Socks!

Jazz III – Black Suit, White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks!

2016-2017 Jazz Lineup

Jazz I

Alto 1 Sax: Zachary Nguyen

Alto 2 Sax: Ben Tecker

Tenor 1 Sax: Robby Newberry

Tenor 2 Sax: James Sharpe

Bari Sax: Nick Moore

Trombone 1: Koen Schaad

Trombone 2: Annie Burke

Trombone 3: Cameron Gandara

Lead Trumpet: Bryan Zarske

Jazz Trumpet: Hailey Glenday

Trumpet 3: Conner Joe

Trumpet 4: Jessee Hernandez

Bass: Kyle Hallerbach

Piano: Rylee Allen

Drums: Ryan Hatmaker

Jazz II

Alto 1 Sax: Megan Violet

Alto 2 Sax: Brandon Cugini

Tenor 1 Sax: Emily Macedo

Tenor 2 Sax: Kristin Hanley

Bari Sax: Colin Wu

Trombone 1: David Peck

Trombone 2: Chris Norrbom

Trombone 3: Seth Corter

Lead Trumpet: Alex Pacheco

Jazz Trumpet: Catie Mullner

Trumpet 3: Dallin Todd

Trumpet 4: Devin Gibbons

Bass: Ethan Moll

Piano: Sinclair Williams

Drums: Nakul Rao


Jazz III

Alto 1 Sax: Brian Kamaly

Alto 2 Sax: Colson Whiting

Tenor 1 Sax: Jeffrey Gathright

Tenor 2 Sax: Markaus Zertuche

Bari Sax: Christopher Schumerth

Trombone 1: Joao Mejia

Trombone 2: Tristan Armstrong

Trombone 3: Kade Martinez

Lead Trumpet: Kaitlyn Locke

Trumpet: Jake Sempell

Trumpet: Cole Wiseman

Trumpet: Andrew Young

Bass: Sean Galligar

Piano: Ryan Hatmaker

Drums: Trent Gersbacher