Berkeley High Jazz Alumni All-Stars Celebrated the life of Dr. Herb Wong
The 3rd annual BHS Jazz Alumni Concert was held at at Coventry Grove, a private outdoor performance space in Kensington.
BHS Jazz Alumni spanning 30 years came together to play an amazing concert to celebrate the life of Herb Wong, a jazz journalist, historian, critic, record, concert producer and one of the founding fathers of the Berkeley Unified School Jazz program.
Music director for the afternoon was Charles Hamilton, who helmed the storied BHS Jazz program from 1981 through 2009.
Performers included multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, pianist Rodney Franklin, saxophonists Bennett Friedman and Hitomi Oba, basoonist Paul Hanson, percussionist Josh Jones, and trombonist Sarah Cline. Many other alumni are expected as well.
This event benefited programs for Berkeley High Jazz students
To learn more about Herb Wong click here.
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