Berkeley High Combos
& Ensemble
"Jazz on Fourth is an incredible opportunity for Berkeley High School students to share the stage with some of the region's best musicians, " said Sarah Cline, BHS Jazz Program Director.

"The mix of outstanding music, fantastic food and a wonderful community makes this a really fun event. We are so grateful to the Bay Area Jazz Community, KCSM, Fiat and the Fourth Street Merchants for supporting the Berkeley High School Jazz Program, " said Martin Bourque, BHS Jazz Parents' Association Board Member.

Website & Music here


Dick Conte Quartet
Jazz pianist and KCSM DJ Dick Conte is an integral part of the Bay Area jazz scene with his encyclopedic knowledge of jazz, formidable jazz radio presence and his piano stylings. His quartet featuring Steve Heckman on saxophones, Steve Webber on bass and Bill Moody on drums will play jazz standards from the Great American songbook mixed with original compositions. Website here.


Lady Bianca
Three-time Grammy nominee, Lady Bianca is one of the most creative and talented blues singers today. With a classic blues sound mixed with jazz and R&B, Lady Bianca connects to the past while honoring the future. Website here.



Rumbache
Rumbaché has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands. Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk, they provide a hard hitting style of playing as they interpret the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire.
Website here.




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JAZZ ON FOURTH
17th ANNUAL

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
12-5PM

BENEFIT MUSIC FESTIVAL
FOR BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ
FREE TO THE PUBLIC



BHS Ensemble and Combos
Dick Conte Quartet
Lady Bianca
Rumbache

WHERE
On Fourth Street at Hearst Ave
, Berkeley
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WHAT
Fourth Street Shops, Drew Properties, KCSM 91 and McKevitt FIAT presented the 17th Annual, free outdoor music festival in support of the Berkeley High School Jazz Program! At the end of this 2012 event, our tally shows that we have raised more than $142,340 for BHS Jazz Program! This year our special performances included the award winning Berkeley High Jazz Combos, Dick Conte Quartet, blues by Lady Bianca, salsa by Rumbache and a grand finale with the Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble.

Merchants of Fourth Street donated to a gigantic raffle and lined the street with their own activities and merchandise. Food booths offered specialty menus just for this day plus neighors Trumer Brauerei and Takara Sake joined us with their finest adult beverages...not to mention free, professional face painting for the kids plus free professional photos of you and your family/friends from Photolab. There were 37 raffle winners picked, not including the 3 big winners who won the Pave gift certificate for $300, the EiWear gift certificate for $400 and the Beauty Bash~after hours party at BeneFit! Congrats to all the winners. See you again next year.

FYI-BHS Jazz leaves for Cuba on Sunday 6/23!!

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PRESS RELEASE 2012

RAFFLE GIFTS 2012
Prior to the May 20th event, BHS Jazz Combos will be playing on Fourth Street near Peet's from 12-2pm on Sat 5/5, Sun 5/6, Sat 5/12 and Sun 5/13. Raffle tickets will be sold here.

Tickets can also be reserved for purchase on the Berkeley High School Jazz website.







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