Presented by ABODA & Mesa Arts Center


Arizona Band & Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) and Mesa Arts Center are proud to present the 2023 Arizona All-State Jazz Band I and II concert. The concert will feature 40 of the most outstanding high school jazz students in Arizona.  


Tatum Greenblatt from New York City will conduct this year’s Jazz I ensemble. In addition to conducting regular workshops and clinics for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tatum also co-leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra alongside Ted Nash and is on the trumpet faculty for the jazz program at Rutgers University.


Angelo Versace, Director of Jazz at the University of Arizona, will conduct the Jazz Band II.  Versace’s career has included everything from private benefits and events to performances in large concert halls. He has been contracted as a performer, teacher, composer, arranger, producer, music director, and an engraver. Versace’s musical versatility, creative prowess, and dedication set him apart as an artist. His appreciation of musical tradition and a unique blend of modern rhythm and harmony continually advance his career.


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