After a two-year hiatus, the Piedmont High School and Middle School Jazz Bands return to perform at an “Evening at Yoshi’s” Monday, April 4, for the program’s annual fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
Band director Dr. Andria Mullan said she is thrilled to be able to return to in-person performances. “This year was the most joyful return to school that I have ever experienced,” she said. “Students have been so appreciative of the opportunity to play music together every day and their focus has been incredible.”
“The Yoshi’s performance is a wonderful opportunity for our musicians to be featured in a world class jazz venue with professional sound technicians and crew supporting the show. There is nothing like this experience, and we are grateful that Yoshi’s hosts us,” said Mullan. “This is also the one and only fundraiser of the year for our Band program. We will be featuring many soloists in all groups. For those who don’t know, one of our Jazz Band drummers, Will Davies, was the one and only drummer in the CA All State Jazz Band this year. His leadership in the rhythm section has been incredible, and I’m so looking forward to everyone hearing him featured along with many other fantastic soloists at this show. You won’t want to miss this very special performance.”
The performance will be especially meaningful to the seniors in the class, who have not been able to perform at Yoshi’s for the past two years due to COVID restrictions. Senior Jackson Thornborrow said that he and his classmates are very excited to have the opportunity to perform at Yoshi’s. “It’s an awesome venue,” he said. “It’s fun to play on a professional sound set-up, and it’s inspiring to play on the same stage as so many great musicians.”