March 7th, 2022 | Posted By: Greg Malanowski | Posted in Fine Arts, Student Life

Curley’s Instrumental Music Department presented “All That Curley Jazz” on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in the hall of St. Joseph’s Church in Fullerton. The bands were directed by Mr. Christopher Campbell; the program for the evening was produced by Mr. David Makowiecki ’93. Bill’s Seafood presented a hot buffett.  The guest band for the evening was “Ricky Wise and Friends.”

The first Curley band to play was the Jazz Lab Ensemble.  This group is for students just starting in music and/or jazz. Upperclassmen and alums filled in as needed.
Trumpets:  Tyler Brown, Noah Greenbeck, Jack Franca.
Trombones:  Will Smith, Lucas Campbell, Nate Barton, Vince Rose.
Saxophones: David Fritz, Jacob Ruth, Jadon Salley, Chris Young ’11, Jack Denholm.
Rhythm:  Jake Brown, Tim Villanueva, Michael Mann, Logan Merkle, Andrew Jordan, Mike Streckfus.
Soundboard:  Robbie Martinazzi.

After a set by “Ricky Wise and Friends,” the Jazz Ensemble took the stage. These are Curley’s premier musicians.
Trumpets: Kyle Walker, Tyler Makowiecki, Holden Bower, AJ Polcari.
Trombones: Lucas Campbell, Jake Brown, Nate Barton, Matt Creech.
Saxophones: Greg Majerowicz, Michael Mann, Jadon Salley, Chris Young ’11, Jack Denholm
Rhythm: Josh Aung, Lucas Schissler, Nathan Woods, Mike Streckfus, Tim Villanueva.
Soundboard:  Robbie Martinazzi, Tyler Brown.

The evening concluded with a set by the Alumni Jazz Band.  These alums, many professional musicians, gathered after 2 practices and did not disappoint.
Trumpets:  Dave Makowiecki ’93, Ben Frock ’98, Charles Wilson IV ’90, Steve Streckfus ’93.
Trombones/Tuba: Chris Rohe ’93, Nick Mazziott ’88, Tim Ridenour ’09, Jeremy Ridenour ’09, Stephen Franzoni ’84 – Tuba.
Saxophones: Russell Kirk ’98, Michael Gardiner ’19, Chris Young ’11, Brian Butler ’98, Andrew Baker ’13.
Rhythm: Rob Henry ’92, Derek Wiegmann ’12, Ethan Bower, Shaun Baxley ’11, Andrew Young ’13, Chris Ruth ’94.

We had three pairs of alumni dads and student sons at this year’s event.
From left to right:  Jake Ruth ’26 and Chris Ruth ’94;  Mike Streckfus ’25 and Steve Streckfus ’93;  Tyler Makowiecki ’23 and Dave Makowiecki ’93.