Oakland-Eastside All-Star Jazz Ensemble
Lobby Pre-concert Performers
The Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble (OEASE) is a big band co-founded in East Oakland during the summer of 2012 by Ms. Helena Moss- Jack. Hailing from OUSD and charter middle schools and high schools, OEASE is comprised of Oakland’s new wave of community leaders young musician-scholars.
The Ensemble is a ten-month, pre-college and pre-professional instrumental music and leadership fellowship program, an advanced training that offers a high performing group of responsible students the time and individual attention necessary to gain an unparalleled standard of scholarship, musical ability, discipline and respect for their craft. The OEASE Fellowship program offerings aim to advance comprehensive learning employed to steer Oakland and East Bay students ages 12 – 19 toward community leadership, gainful employment, entrepreneurship, college matriculation and graduation. We especially hope to raise new educators, artists, and media change-makers.