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James Zollar (Winter 2015)

New York trumpeter James Zollar has played with some of the foremost ensembles in the world, including the Duke Ellington Band and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He is a current member of the Count Basie Orchestra. Mr. Zollar originally hails from Kansas City, and studied trumpet with Woody Shaw in San Francisco. His
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September 30, 2005 John G. Diefenbaker updates gear for jazz

Director Rod Pauls was able to update rhythm section equipment as well as offer clinics to the entire jazz band at J.G. Diefenbaker High School in the spring of 2004. This update of equipment will greatly assist in kicking the jazz program into high gear.

October, 2008 Bowness workshop

Director Richard Condon was able to facilitate a weekend workshop for his high school students and for several surrounding junior high programs.

April 2008 Juno Awards

The “World’s Largest Band” event was organized by CADME. Over 1300 Calgary Board of Education band students attempted to make history when they took part in the band event at the Round Up Centre during the Music Lives Here events leading up to the Juno Awards. Close to 3000 Calgary students participated in the event.
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