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Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Himani Yalamaddi

September 28, 2017

Since discovering the saxophone in sixth grade, junior Brian Lee has played at MVHS SNL and the San Jose Jazz WinterFest with his band, F115, and on his Youtube channel, quickly becoming one of the most memorable musicians on campus. Watch below to hear Lee play some of his favorite jazz pieces ...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Sophomore Evan Zhang sings at the La Pluma Coffeehouse. The event featured a variety of acts including singing, dancing and role play. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

Chemistry teacher Mike McCrystal details passion for jazz

McCrystal stands in front of his posters, which depict Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, some non-bands he listens to along with jazz. Photo by Joyce Varma.

Shuyi Qi

March 27, 2013

McCrystal's Favorite Songs "Body and Soul" by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton [audio: https://elestoque.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/06-Track-06-Body-and-Soul.m4a] "Summertime" by George Gershwin[audio: https://elestoque.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/09-Track-09-Summertime...

All that jazz

All that jazz

Karishma Mehrotra

December 9, 2009

Student life commission hosts new dance event that honors past dance style Read More »...

Practice makes music

Practice makes music

Ingrid Chang

August 31, 2009

Carnegie Mellon, college, and nine-hour-classes-a-day take place all in six weeks for senior Shreepal Shah as well as an experience he can take away forever. Read More »...