August 11 Rising Star: Misha Olarrea

7:30 PM

Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Misha Olarrea – tenor saxophone, Alan Acosta – alto saxophone, Alex Melnychuck – trumpet, Russell Schmidt – piano, Dylan Holly – bass, Kai Felix – drums

Misha Olarrea is currently the lead tenor player of Tucson’s University High School Jazz Band 1. In his six-year involvement with the Tucson Jazz Institute, he received solo awards at the NAU Jazz Festival, the Arizona State Jazz Festival, the Provo Jazz Festival, and the Fullerton Jazz Festival. He has also performed at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival and the Jazz Educators Network Festival. Throughout each of his high school years to date, Misha was selected for the All State Jazz Band. In addition, Misha has had the honor of sharing the stage with Greg Fishman, Walter Blanding, and Sherman Irby. A student of saxophonist Brice Winston for seven years, Misha also studied with Ravi Coltrane at the Jazz Institute at Stanford during the summer of 2017.


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