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Band Director - Mr. Scott Katona



Please click HERE for the 2010 Jazz Ensemble Schedule
(check for updates regularly - subject to change without notice)

Please click HERE for the 2010 Jazz Ensemble Awards & Accomplishments



2010 Liberty Jazz Ensemble

Saxophone Section

Alto Sax 1
David Reiter

Alto Sax 2
Kylie Weaver

Tenor Sax 1
Gary Basko

Tenor Sax 2
James Banister

Baritone Sax
Jacki Tate

Brass Section

Trumpet
Harvey Spinks

Trombone
Josh Gonzalez

Trumpet
Sam Desarno

Trombone
John Wall

Trumpet
Chad Murphy

Trombone
Paul Needham

Trumpet
Westly Russell

Trombone
Kevin DeMoura

Trumpet
Brendan Smisek

Tuba
Derek Darby

Rhythm Section

Bass Guitar
Zane Decker

Drum Set
Rich Thomas

Piano
James Weeden/Melissa Thomas

Guitar
Andres Mendieta

Drum Set/Auxiliary
Jeff Banbor/Vinceza DellaDonna
Vibraphone
Christian DellaDonna

2010 Awards & Accomplishments

4/24/2010 - NJAJE State Finals

Congratulations to the Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for placing third in the NJ State Jazz Finals.

Not only are they the third best band in the state, but Zane Decker and Gary Basko recieved the award and honor of being two of the best soloists in the State.

One judge was quoted in saying,
"Jackson Liberty's Jazz Ensemble is one of the best jazz bands in the Tri-State area."


CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NJAJE STATE FINAL VIDEOS



04/23/2010 - Congratulations to the Jackson Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for their performance at the Holmdel Jazz Festival  

SUPERIOR RATING

BEST OVERALL BAND
BEST RHYTHM SECTION

Also Congrats to
Zane Decker for BEST OVERALL SOLOIST



04/17/2010 - Congratulations to the Jackson Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for their performance at the Princeton Jazz Festival  

BEST OVERALL TRUMPET SECTION
BEST OVERALL TROMBONE SECTION

Also Congrats to
Zane Decker for BEST OVERALL SOLOIST



03/27/2010 - Congratulations to the Jackson Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for their performance at the Steinert Jazz Festival  

GOLD RATING

Also Congrats to
Zane Decker for BEST BASS SOLOIST
Gary Basko for BEST TENOR SAX SOLOIST
Harvey Spinks for OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN

and to our rhythm section for
BEST RHYTHM SECTION



03/09/2010 - Congratulations to the Liberty Lion Jazz Ensemble
for making it into the NJ State Jazz Finals!! 

This is the first time in the schools history and the 4th time to ever happen in the Jackson school district.
Please add April 24th to your calendars and come out to support the jazz ensemble!!

Also Congrats to
Zane Decker for BEST SOLOIST
and to our saxaphone section for
BEST SAX SECTION
in the semi finals!!



03/05/2010 - CONGRATULATIONS TO ZANE DECKER
Best Soloist Award in the Souther Regional Jazz Competition



02/19/2010 - Congratulations to the Jackson Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for their performance at the Hamilton West Jazz Festival

SUPERIOR RATING
BEST TRUMPET SECTION
BEST TROMBONE SECTION

And Congratulations to

ZANE DECKER - Best Overall Guitar Soloist
GARY BASKO - Best Overal Saxophone Soloist



01/29/2010 - Congratulations to the Jackson Liberty Jazz Ensemble
for receiving a score of 8.9 out of 10 at the
Nottingham Jazz Festival.

They also won Best Saxophone, Best Trumpet
& Best Rythm Section awards.

GARY BASKO won best overall soloist.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE "IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD" VIDEO



Click HERE to go to Jackson Jazz Band 2009 Page



Click HERE to go to Jackson Jazz Band 2008 Page



Click HERE to go to Jackson Jazz Band 2007 Page



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