TNT – The New Traditionalists

The New Traditionalists (TNT), established in 1989, is a youth honor band sponsored by the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation, and which focuses on the performance of traditional jazz.

The band is comprised of high-school aged musicians selected each year by audition. Over the years, TNT has produced alumni who have gone on to become outstanding professional musicians and educators. It, along with such programs as the Teagarden Jazz Camp and Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival, is an important element of the education programs of the Foundation.

The band rehearses weekly, and performs at the Sacramento Hot Jazz Jubilee, festivals in California, the monthly meetings of STJS, and many local establishments. Members of the band learn improvisation, cooperation, leadership, performance etiquette, and a love of traditional jazz.

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Duayne Wright, trumpet
Parker Weis, clarinet
Jared Eastlick, tenor saxophone
Claire Parker, trombone
Cristina Chapa, vocals/piano
Westin Prichard, banjo
Maddy Hill, bass
Joseph Bly, drums
Bob Williams, Director