My daughter said all the teachers are amazing, super supportive of students learning jazz for the first time.
~ Jazz Camp parent

High School Instrumentalists

  • Concurrent enrollment in school music program required
  • Audition required via Zoom
  • Rehearsals begin Wednesday, February 2, at Woodside High School, Woodside,  or Thursday, February 3 at Central Middle School, San Carlos
Instrumentation: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vibes

10 Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Woodside High School, Woodside

or 10 Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Central Middle School, San Carlos

Performance on Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2022, Stanford University

Tuition: $495

(Limited need-based financial aid is available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.)

To sign up for an audition, register using your existing SJW account or create one if you’re new to SJW. We’ll send you a link to schedule a time for yourself that’s convenient for you.

Program Focus

  • Weekly big band rehearsals
  • Jazz performance and repertoire
  • Performance opportunities
  • Showcase performance in Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University

Miles Ahead Big Band

Directed by award-winning jazz educators Mike Galisatus and Kristen Strom, the Miles Ahead Big Bands features many of the top high school jazz musicians in the Bay Area. In 2017, the Miles Ahead Big Band received national attention by placing in the top three bands in the High School Conglomerate Big Band Division at the prestigious Next Generation Jazz Festival. The band also performs each semester in joint concerts with other jazz bands in the community.

Miles Ahead Big Band, directed by Mike Galisatus
meets Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Woodside High School, Woodside, CA

Miles Ahead Big Band, directed by Kristen Strom
meets Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Central Middle School, San Carlos, CA


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