Days Time – Location Time – Location Time – Location
Friday 1:00PM – De Anza 4:30PM – Serra II 7:00PM – Serra I
Saturday 11:30AM – Serra I 7:30PM – Serra II 9:00PM – Serra II
Sunday 9:00AM – Serra I 1:30PM – De Anza

High Sierra Jazz Band


Pieter Meijers – leader, reeds

Howard Miyata – trombone, vocals

Marc Caparone – cornet

Bruce Huddleston – piano

Stan Huddleston – banjo, guitar

Charlie Castro – drums

Earl McKee – sousaphone, vocals

The High Sierra Jazz Band is a hard-driving, energetic band playing music in the west coast style of Turk Murphy and Lu Watters.  The band was formed in 1976, and still has four of the original members: Charlie Castro on drums, Bruce Huddleston on piano, Stan Huddleston on banjo and guitar, and Earl McKee on tuba and vocal.  The band will celebrate its 41st  anniversary in October, 2017.  Leader and reed player Pieter Meijers joined in 1996, Howard Miyata, trombone, in 1982 and Marc Caparone, cornet, in 2012.  Their home base is Three Rivers, California

The band has a repertoire of several hundred tunes and easily performs at a three day festival without a repeat.  Bring your dancing shoes and or just listen to some toe-tapping music.