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Jazz Performance

Josh Thurston-Milgrom

Bass player and Bay Area native Josh Thurston-Milgrom is a 16-year veteran of the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He lived for twelve years on the South Side of Chicago, where he studied composition and performed with luminaries such as Von Freeman, Bobby Broom, and Jeff Parker. He also spent three years in East Berlin, where he worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel and a host of locals.

Michael Galisatus

Michael Galisatus is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo, directing both the college big bands and the wind ensemble. Prior to his appointment at the College of San Mateo, Mr. Galisatus produced award winning ensembles at various San Francisco Peninsula schools including Aragon, El Camino, and South San Francisco High Schools, and directed jazz ensembles at San Francisco State University and The College of Notre Dame.

John Worley

John L. Worley, Jr. is an accomplished trumpet / flugelhorn artist and leader of the bands Mo-Chi Quartet, WorlView, and Bari Bari. John is also an engaging and accomplished educator who teaches with enthusiasm, humor, and insight to a wide range of ages, experience levels, and proficiencies.

Mark Applebaum

Applebaum received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego where he studied principally with Brian Ferneyhough.  His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic work has been performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia with notable performances at the Darmstadt Sessions. 

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