All-star guest artists for the second annual Fredericksburg Jazz Festival performed the closing set at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium Saturday evening. From left are Hank Hehmsoth, clinician Michael Davis of New York, Utah Hamrick (bass), Elias Haslanger and Wayne Salzmann II. FHS Jazz Ensemble Director Jason Younts said Davis led two improvisation clinics for students during the day and Davis, Hehmsoth and Haslanger served as judges. Thirteen high school and middle school bands took part and Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio was named overall top band. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
Baritone saxophonist Bradley Plaza solos during “Bluzin’ Burg.”
Jason Younts, FHS Jazz Ensemble director, directs a number penned by guest artist Michael Davis.
Fredericksburg High School performed in the non-competition portion of the show. Drummer Jacob Lees led the rhythm section, along with other percussionists Norma Igarta and Daven Vallejo.