SOPHIA JOCHNOWITZ (IM 2015) is hip to what Steve Lacy, prominent jazz saxophonist and composer, always believed: "The potential for the saxophone is unlimited. “ Sophia is spending her summer exploring the infinite possibilties of her alto horn.

Recently back from a week at Jazz Camp West, she could barely find the words:”It’s just an amazing and indescribable experience. You get to play music in nature all day long with people that love music as much as youdo.”

Jazz Camp offers students over 130 classes to choose from, with musical styles that include traditional and contemporary Jazz, Blues, Latin, Brazilian, Funk, Afro-Cuban and Gospel. Nightly faculty concerts are presented under the stars in an outdoor amphitheater. Late night jam sessions, an outdoor jazz film series and dessert are also on the menu.

In July, Sophia will will continue this journey of discovery at the Stanford Jazz Camp, a rich musical environment, which offers classes and ensembles, and the opportunity to play in small combos daily with professional jazz musicians.

Throughout the summer she will also be rehearsing with the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, a performing group of talented musicians ages 10 to 18. Their repertoire features Latin jazz classics and original compositions.

Pictured with fellow sax player, Treyvon Brown (IM 2014)