Fenton Lio Invited to All County Jazz

Fenton Lio lights up when he speaks about playing "All the Things You Are," a song composed by Jerome Kern, on his Gibson Les Paul guitar. “It has beautiful chord progressions,” said Fenton about the Broadway show tune turned jazz standard. “It’s fun to improvise.”

The John Jay High School sophomore will have more opportunities to play jazz guitar in the coming months; he has been selected to be a guitarist in Westchester All County Jazz Band. Jared Henderson, conductor of John Jay High School’s Jazz Band, said that the audition was a competitive process. “The ensemble will rehearse four times and then perform a concert on March 17 at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont,” said Henderson. “It’s an amazing opportunity to work with legendary jazz trumpet player and director Scott Wendholt.”