Jazz Studies students receive Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Scholarships

October 18, 2023
Estella and Jomei performing in front of a crowd

Music majors Jomei Greer and Estella Zea recently received scholarships from the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society and performed at their "Jazz at the Barn" event.

Jomei is a senior and pianist pursuing Jazz Studies in the Department of Music and Estella is a tenor saxophonist and composer who is also pursuing Jazz Studies. Jomei and Estella are both in the Wolf Combo and the Jazz Orchestra this semester with concerts October 17, 18 and December 7 and 10.

"The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, sustaining itself through the generous donations of local residents and businesses. Our dedicated board comprises entirely of volunteers. Over the past 34 years, we have consistently delivered exceptional Jazz performances in the Sonoma Valley. Each year, we provide scholarships to talented local jazz students. Notably, we've recently initiated a collaboration with Sonoma State University (SSU), renowned for its outstanding Jazz Program. The selection of two students was guided by the recommendations of the faculty, acknowledging their exceptional dedication to their respective instruments. We aspire to nurture and expand this partnership with SSU on an annual basis." - Sonoma Valley Jazz Society

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society website

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society logo with trumpet

Jomei Greer, piano & Estella Zea, saxophone

jazz band performing in front of a barn