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Highland Taken Over by All That Jazz

Lauren Baese
Leo Munoz Yarbrough plays the saxophone during the talent show

The crowd grew antsy with anticipation as a grand piano was rolled onto the stage. Highland students, Charlie Hight and Leo Munoz Yarbrough entered just after.

This was the first time that the two musicians had performed on stage together.

Hight had already planned on performing a jazz number in the talent show, but since Munoz Yarbrough was in the jazz band, the partnership just made sense and the duo was formed.

They worked on this performance for two weeks prior to hitting the stage. Though the partnership claims that their performance didn’t require much preparation, the two had a very professional and captivating stage presence.

Munoz Yarbrough, the Saxophonist of their partnership, first started playing when he entered the middle school band program, and he never left. After only about 2 years of playing the saxophone, Munoz Yarbrough left the audience in awe of his talent.

Hight, the singer and pianist of the duo, started playing the piano 10 years ago when her brother dropped out of piano. Her parents had asked her if she wished to take lessons instead.

“It ended up being a really great creative outlet for me,” said Hight.

Beyond her performance with Munoz Yarbrough, Hight is also a part of another band called “Good Enough for Autumn” with fellow Highland student Julian Johnson-Munoz. With her band, Hight uses her talent to create jazz covers, and to be able to make incredible music.

Their first performance was a hit as the crowd erupted in cheering after the final note was played. Hopefully Highland will have the opportunity to see more of this duo.

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