AHS Jazz Band Brought The House Down

The band hosted their annual “Swing into Spring” fundraising concert for Loaves and Fishes at The Jefferson Theater Sunday night which brought local jazz lovers together for a night of music and fun.

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  • Albemarle’s entire Jazz ensemble on stage performing their third song of the night, “America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward, during Sunday night’s Swing into Spring concert for Loaves and Fishes.

  • Senior David Barredo plays the saxophone during “Silly Little Love Song” by Joshua Redman. Saxophone

  • AHS culinary arts teacher Malik Poindexter pours his heart out while singing “Finesse” by Bruno Mars.

  • Senior Jonas Goodrich shreds on the saxophone during “Tonight We Tango” by Rick Hirsch.

  • Seniors Claire Engler and Jonas Goodrich play the saxophone during “Alone Together” by Dietz and Schwartz.

  • Senior Steven Siadaty on the trombone soloing during “Espoo You” by Jeff Coffin.

  • Guest soloist Charles Owens plays the saxophone during the song “Respect” by Otis Redding.

  • Serenading the crowd, Sophomore Sophie Elvgren sings “Almost Like Being in Love” by Lerner and Lowe.

  • Former AHS band director Greg Thomas solos on the trumpet during “America the Beautiful” by Samuel Ward.

  • Sophomore Eric Chen performs “Aim High” by Fred Sturm on the saxophone, wearing sunglasses he put on before the solo.

  • Guest vocalist Lydie Omesiete hypes up the crowd with her rendition of “Respect” by Otis Redding.

  • Sophomore Laveen Hiranandani leans back as he hits a high note on his saxophone while performing “Espoo You” by Jeff Coffin.

  • Senior trumpet player Chris Atkinson performs “Alone Together” by Dietz and Schwartz.

  • AHS jazz band alum Ginny Bruno belts “At Last” by Harry Warren during her singing solo.

  • Director Andrew LaPrade conducts the band during “Bodysnatchers” by Radiohead.

  • Squeezing an accordion, Senior David Barredo solos during the song “Tonight We Tango” by Rick Hirsch.

  • AHS jazz band alum Will Evans plays “Nostalgia in Times Square” by Charles Mingus on the trumpet.

  • Senior Graham DeVito plays saxophone during “Espoo You” by Jeff Coffin.

  • Closing his eyes, AHS culinary arts teacher Malik Poindexter performs “Finesse” by Bruno Mars for The Jefferson audience.

  • The full Jazz Band performs “Lullaby of Broadway” by Harry Warren during the second half of the show.

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