CHS Jazz Combo to Compete at Maine Music Educator’s State Competition

Moving Co. members are: Quinn Sluzenski on bari sax, Dominic Gayton on trombone, John LaPointe on alto sax, Jackson Greenlaw on drums, Jaq Skriletz on bass, Gabe Jeanroy on guitar, Isaac Johnson on alto sax, Thomas Champagne on tenor sax and Rocky Meserve on guitar. (Submitted photo).

Congratulations to the Calais High School Jazz Combo, Moving Co.  On Tuesday, February 25th, they competed at the District 6 Jazz Competition at the Brewer Community Performing Arts Center earning a high score and a spot to compete at the Maine Music Educator's State Competition.  Moving Co. will compete at states on March 14th at the Hampden Academy auditorium.

Judges at District competition included Brian Nadeau, a freelance jazz performing trumpeter and instructor throughout New England and John Cooper, jazz educator, professor of music and composer in residence at the College of the Atlantic.  The judges noted the combo's excellent stage presence, strong musicality in the horn section and complimented Jackson Greenlaw and Thomas Champagne on their improvised solos.  Each member of the combo has to be an experienced and talented independent musician and these students showed them their best.

Best of luck at states!