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Jazz Fest repertoire showcases talent

Friends and family gathered in the David Chu Theatre for an intimate, one-night only musical event on April 28. Peter Smith and the senior jazz ensemble entertained the audience with a fabulous repertoire including hits from Bill Withers, Lennon and McCartney, and Rodgers and Hart. [Scroll down for complete photo/video coverage.]

The night was filled with wonderful solo performances from many of the boys including Max Fingold on alto sax, JC Chung on tenor sax, Jayson Dale on keyboard, Robert Walker and Jacob Gotlieb on guitar, and Raphael Berz on trumpet. Highlights of the evening included a stunning duet by Kal Shaw on alto sax with his mom on keyboard, an incredible rendition of “I’m Feeling Good” featuring vocalist Nathan McLean and a captivating solo performance by singer Flynn Tanner on his acoustic guitar.

A number of songs showcased the impressive vocal talent of Daniella Gallay and Amanda Cash from the Bishop Strachan School. They sang beautifully in such classics as “My Funny Valentine” and “Girl From Ipanema.”

Throughout the evening, younger band members expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Leaving Class boys for their hard work and friendship. Jazz Night concluded with a lovely presentation and gift for Peter Smith.

A huge thank you goes to Smith and our talented senior jazz ensemble; you definitely all put on a terrific show. Best and warmest wishes go to our graduating IB2s. We will miss you.

The Arts Booster Club