Blue Clay, the best of young jazz in Monterey County, will be appearing in the Cherry Hall Theater on Sunday, October 29th, at 3:00PM. The trio – Aaron Georis (bass), Davíd Sanchez (keyboards), Felix Diaz-Contreras (trombone) – is composed of members from the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Alumni band.
Tickets for the event are $20, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831 624-7491. The ticket price includes refreshments and light fare.
Meet the trio:
Aaron Georis is a junior at Carmel High School. Aaron has been playing bass for about five years and has been a participant in MJF Summer Jazz Camp for five years. Aaron’s interest in Jazz began in middle school when the MJF Traveling Clinicians program conducted workshops for the students. Aaron plays on his school water polo team and is currently in the Monterey County High School All Star Band.
Davíd Sanchez attends school at Monterey High School. Davíd has been playing piano for 11 years, and jazz for six. He became interested in jazz when he heard his older brother practicing his trumpet charts from the Monterey County All-Star Band. He has participated in the traveling clinicians program as a member of the Pacific Grove Jazz Club and currently plays with the Monterey County All-Star Band.
Felix Diaz-Contreras is a senior at Pacific Grove High School. Felix has been playing trombone since sixth grade. When you ask Felix why he became interested in Jazz, his answer is – “It’s very spontaneous and I love the connection and community of it in which everyone isn’t getting mad together and actually making music together. It’s swingin’ man!” Felix was a young ambitious trombone player in 6th grade when he entered his middle school jazz program and met the traveling clinicians. He then went to jazz camp. “I love MJF and I wouldn’t be where I am with all my great friends and amazing teachers without it.” Felix is also a member of the SF Jazz All Stars.