Featuring the NEW Jazz All Stars with Chuck Dotas, composer
with Special Guests the 132nd Army Patriot Jazz Band
The NEW Jazz All Stars is a new professional big band making its debut at Jazz Fest 46. The band is made up of some of the best musicians and educators in northeast Wisconsin, including: John Salerno and Adam Gaines from UW-Green Bay; José Encarnación and John Daniel from Lawrence University; Marty Robinson from UW-Oshkosh; Eric High from St. Norbert College; freelancer Steve Johnson; and Green Bay native Alex Noppe, currently Director of Jazz Studies at Boise State University. Each of these players will be featured soloists with one of eight high school bands taking the stage at 6pm. The NEW Jazz All Stars will take the stage following the 132nd Army Patriot Jazz Band at 7:30pm.