After a tremendous performance at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in April of 2012, COL Jazz returned to Monterey to perform at the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2012. With a 90-minute set including some of the tunes that won them the Open Combo Division in April, the band wowed the crowd at Monterey leaving standing room only in the packed Coffee House Stage!
Learning from their experience in 2011, COL Jazz took 1st place in the Open Combo Division at the 2012 Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey California! As part of their prize, the band got the opportunity to return to Monterey to perform for 90 minutes at the Monterey Jazz Festival!
In April 2011 COL Jazz took 2nd place in the Open Combo Division at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey California! It was a tremendous honor to participate in such a prestigious festival. To learn more about the NGJF, check out their website here. Be sure to check out WDUQ’s story about the competition here, or listen to the interview here.
In the summer of 2009, COL Jazz was honored to participate in Warhol Live, an exhibition that examined Warhol’s work through the lens of music and the performing arts. Along with the KRUNK Movement, COL Jazz performed live at the Andy Warhol Museum as a featured Youth Performance.
Also in 2009, COL Jazz and the KRUNK Movement were featured performers on Fresh Fridays, a project of The Charm Bracelet Project Fund. Throughout the summer, the band performed on the Fresh Friday stage as part of the event.
In 2006 COL Jazz band was privileged to be the opening performance at Jazzin’ on Jefferson, an international Jazz festival in Detroit, Michigan.