Chieftains Are a Part of the Monterey Jazz Festival

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival selects top students from across Monterey County to participate in the High School All-Star Band led by MJF Education Director Paul Contos. The all-star ensemble rehearses twice monthly (daily at MJF’s annual two-week Summer Camp) while working on ensemble skills — including phrasing, blending, improvisation and rhythmic feel, while exploring a range of jazz styles. The MJF High School All-Stars also perform across Monterey County, at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, and far beyond, testing their chops on the bandstand while bringing great music to the community. Selected from Palma School are Nathan Kline ’18 on tenor sax and Chase Kesecker ’17 on drums and Omar Garcia ’17 on alto and tenor saxophones.
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.