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CSUN Jazz Students take Top Honors at The 2013 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival

April 22, 2013

Members of the Fantastic Planet combo

Every spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the "Next Generation Festival".  Via recorded auditions, student ensembles qualify to compete in the Next Generation Festival, and the winning groups are selected to perform at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

CSU Northridge Jazz Studies sponsored two ensembles, "Fantastic Planet", and the "Victor San Pedro Trio"; these groups won first and second place consecutively and received three out of the four awards available on the Open Combo Division.  "Fantastic Planet" will perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.


2013
Monterey Next Generation
Jazz Festival

*Fantastic Planet
First Place - Open Combo Division

*  Shai Golan, saxophone
*  Tanner Dawson, saxophone
*  Michael Ragonese, piano
*  David Colon, guitar
*  Teresa Sanchez, double bass
*  Andres Salazar, drums

Members of the Victor San Pedro trio*Victor San Pedro Trio
Second Place - Open Combo Division

*  Victor San Pedro, guitar
*  Robert Bowman, double bass
*  Griffin Wright, drums

*Open Combo Division
Solo Award Recipients

VICTOR SAN PEDRO - Guitar
Victor San Pedro Trio

ANDRES SALAZAR - Drums
Fantastic Planet

TANNER DAWSON - Saxophone
Fantastic Planet