The Blues by Five

As Menlo-Atherton High School freshman, five young musicians formed The Blues by Five jazz band. Now they’re seniors and entering what will be the final chapter as a group with performances over the next few months at Lutticken’s (3535 Alameda de las Pulgas).

Members (right to left) Chris Iyer (trumpet), Selim Karahan (sax), Callum Burgess (drum), Lance Onodera (bass), and Alex Oesterling (guitar) perform mostly classic jazz tunes along with some R&B.

All five musicians are part of the M-A jazz combo and Jazz Band 3; The Blues by Five is their private group, practicing in Chris’s garage every weekend. After summer, they will all be going in different directions.

The Blues By Five will be at Lutticken’s from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on February 9, March 24, and May 12. The group is also available for private parties; contact information is on their Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of The Blue By Five

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M-A freshmen form jazz combo called The Blues by Five

That there are six of them — five who went to Hillview and one who attended La Entrada — but their name is The Blues by Five doesn’t seem to concern the Menlo-Atherton High School freshmen who formed their own jazz combo and are actively seeking gigs. The members of the combo are Chris Iyer on trumpet, Selim Karahan on alto saxophone, Andrew Tan on tenor […]

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