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Youth All Stars - 2010 Mile High Jazz Festival
The Original Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars (2009 – 2010) Top (l-r): Matt Darling, Alex Brack, George Darling; Bottom(l-r): Armando Lopez, Rebecca Lugg, Ray Nesbit, Alex DeVillier, Molly Sauer

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Jake Wallace
Cornet Cherry Creek HS

Jake Wallace plays cornet, trumpet and flugel horn. He has been playing trumpet for 8 years, and has studied privately for five. Jake joined the All-Stars in May 2013. He also plays in Cherry Creek’s Wind Ensemble, Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble A. Jake plans on majoring in music education and trumpet performance. He would like to thank Dr. Cannava for the chance to play with the All-Stars, and looks forward to a great year.

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Benedict Webb
Cornet Castle View HS

Benedict joined the DJC Youth All-Stars in June, 2011. He has been playing comet for eight years. Benedict holds first chair in the Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, and Jazz Band at Castle View. He has also been the bugler for his scout troop for a year. Benedict was one of the top 22 youth trumpet/comet players in the country of Wales_ He is currently in the process of composing several concert melodies and a jazz tune for the All-Stars. Benedict is studying with Melissa Steinbock and has taken lessons from Charlie Smith and John Bartmann.

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Braeden Werdel
Trombone – Vocals Bear Creek HS

Braeden, a senior, joined the All-Stars in April of 2016. He is in his fifth year of playing the trombone, and has been studying privately for the last year. Braeden also plays euphonium and bass trombone. He performs in the Bear Creek HS Concert, Marching (brass captain) and Jazz Bands.

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Benj Wilkin
Trombone Kennedy HS

Benj is a senior at Kennedy High School. He is in his third year of playing the trombone, and 7th year on the baritone horn. Benj plays in the Kennedy HS Band Program, and is considering majoring in computer science or music next year.

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Mike Winter
Drummer Chaparral HS

Mike, a senior, joined the All-Stars in May, 2016. He started playing drums in 5th grade. Michael has continued to grow as an all around percussionist having twice won the Colorado State Percussion Championships as a member of Chaparral’s Winter Percussion Ensemble in Scholastic World Class. He has been selected twice to the Continental League’s Honor Band. Currently, he performs with the Chaparral HS Jazz Band, Winter Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wolverine Orchestra, and is Drum Line Captain and Center Snare for the Marching Band.


 
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