Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One
Directed by Lee Hicks (Mandeville, LA)
The Fontainebleau Jazz Ensemble One has performed at numerous festivals and cultural events in Louisiana and the Gulf South region. The band has performed with such artists as Wycliffe Gordon, Joey DeFrancesco, Roland Guerin, Stanton Moore, Jason Marsalis, Mark Mullins, Bonerama, George Porter, Jr. and others.
The band’s director Lee Hicks is in his twelfth year as the Director of Bands at Fontainebleau High School, and under his leadership the school’s band program has become one of the most well-rounded and successful programs in Louisiana. Jazz Ensemble One has played at such events as the 2010 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Jazz Education Network International Conference in 2011, and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.
Check out Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One playing “Nasty Magnus” and then “Unspoken Requests” around the 5:25 mark below:
Catch Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble One March 31st at Jazz on the River (Weather Permitting), and the Competition on April 1st at the Lucas Theatre!
Stay tuned for more Swing Central bands!