Jazz Fusion

‘Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise…’ – George Gershwin

Gulf High School’s ‘Jazz Fusion’ is a performing group that meets five days a week as a class, where we rehearse jazz standards, scales, and styles. The Jazz Ensemble has performed at the Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange, Florida, the Magic Kingdom and the All-American Music Festival at Hard Rock in Orlando, and even for the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles. Annually, the ensemble travels to area elementary schools to participate in the ‘Great American Teach-In’ in November. Our goal is to share our musical talents with the community and educate the public about jazz music.

Jazz Fusion Members:

Alto Sax: Carlos Alvarez, Aileen Flores

Tenor Sax: Dakota Fricke, Ariana Ruisi, Julianne Rice

Bari. Sax: Jane Case

Trombone: Tori Tate, Tori Wroten, Jeremiah Fernandez, Nick Novello

Trumpet: Brittany Rutherford, Jacob Hoppes, Morgan Johlen, Mikayla Perriera, Bryannah Molnar, Isabelle Ruisi, Daniel Stermer

Percussion: Lane Hyden, Daniel Titchmarsh

Guitar: Aiden Robles

Bass Guitar: Luke Tyner

Piano: Madison Jackson


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