Jazz Search West Semi-Finals at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley feature the top 15 performers selected from our five exciting preliminary events. 8 of these contestants will be chosen to move on to the Grand Finale at Yoshi’s Oakland. 4 top winners will ultimately be awarded prizes designed to enhance their musical career such as a demo CD, recording studio time, free tuition to Jazz Camp West and performance opportunities.


WednesDAY APRIL 18, 7PM - 10PM
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley CA 94704
admission: $16 advance / $18 door

Drinks and Food available.


1. Genius Wesley – drums
2. Denise Kidder – vocal
3. Sam Landsman – saxophone
4. Shimpei Ogawa – bass
5. Raphaella Brown – violin
6. Nathan Nakadegawa-Lee – saxophone
7. Anna Konstantopoulos – vocal
8. Rodney James – vocal

9. Tyler Harlow – bass
10. Max Nierlich – trumpet
11. Jacqueline Corona– vocal
12. Michael Echaniz – piano
13. Darryl Rowe – vocal
14. Yolandra Rhodes – vocal
15. Christina Galisatus – piano

Please note: This order does not represent the performance order for the Finale.

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