PHS “Jazz Cafe” was a huge success

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany High School Jazz Ensemble performed on Wednesday, May 6 to a packed audience in the Cafeteria of Parsippany High School. The Jazz Ensemble Director is Mr. Gregory Dalakian.

The members of 2015 PHS Jazz ensemble include:
Alto Saxophone: Kentaro Hansen and Samir Gandhi
Tenor Saxophone: Ethan Kaplan and Nic Colella
Baritone Saxophone: Craig Hunt
Trumpet: Miki Hansen, Michelle Inn, Adam Ye and Jyotsna Ramaswamy
Trombone: Kyle Ting, Megan Wang, Anthony Martucci and Brendan Laux
Rhythm Section: Yang Fu, Piano; Joshua Lustig and Jacob Curley Guitar; Stephen Giercyk, Bass; Mitchell Ryzuk and Brian Carter, Drum set; Eric Lai, Auxiliary Percussion.

The students performed the following during the Jazz Cafe:

Birdland: Joe Zawinul; Arranged by Victor Lopez

No Business Blues: Jeff Jarvis

Sir Duke:Words & Music by Stevie Wonder; Arranged by Dave Wolpe

As Time Goes By: Words & Music by Herman Hupfeld; Arranged by Mike Carubia

Sarah Ferguson, Monique Mendoza, Sienna Lafuente, Jailene Veloz: Vocal Quartet

A Night in Tunisia: “Dizzy” Gillespie & Frank Paparelli; Arranged by Sammy Nestico

Hit the Bricks: Gordon Goodwin

Jericho: African-American Spiritual; Arranged by Chris Sharp

Samba Kinda Mambo; Michael Philip Mossman

At Last: Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Mack Gordon and Arranged by Dave Wolpe with Isabella Cacciottolo – Vocals

Chameleon: Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Jr. & Bennie Maupin; Arranged by Victor Lopez

Sister Sadie: Horace Silver, Arranged by Mike Dana

The lncredibles: Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Stephen Bulla (From Walt Disney Pictures’ THE INCREDIBLES — A Pixar Film