Coffeehouse Combo | Vail Mountain School Jazz Band | TEDxVail

Enjoy the sounds of the big band era from the musical styling of our next generation. Their youthful energy fuses with time-honored arrangements to bring us the debut of the Coffeehouse Combo.

Vail Mountain School’s Coffeehouse Jazz Combo started this past fall 2014. The musicians in Coffeehouse are students who have a passion and dedication to exceling in their playing abilities. The members of Coffeehouse meet once a week for about 45 minutes before school. This Jazz Combo, is not a class, but completely volunteer. Members have to audition, or be recommended by an existing member. Coffeehouse combo plays music from the Big Band era for the TEDX performance.

Christi Howell – VMS Instrumental Director
Ripley Stone ~ 8th ~ Saxophone
Audrey Howell ~ 8th ~ Clarinet
Lily Shapcott ~ 8th ~ Clarinet
Peter Littman ~ 8th ~ Tenor Saxophone
Cameron Wolfe ~ 8th ~ Trumpet
Melissa McCalley ~ 8th ~ Flute
Colton Clark ~ 7th ~ Percussion
Graham Spessard ~ 6th ~ Bass Clarinet
Theo Marston ~ 8th ~ Bass Clarinet
Zack Stockton ~ 7th ~ Saxophone

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