Jazz trumpeter, Josh Shpak — between making regular trips to the home of jazz legend, Clark Terry, for private jazz lessons, being chosen as the only jazz trumpet player in the USA to win the 2012 NFAA YoungArts Award, performing with the 2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival, winning Downbeat Awards, and sitting in with Arturo Sandoval and TOWER OF POWER — has packed quite a lot into his first 18 years on earth. In fact, during his senior year alone at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, California, he auditioned for and made it into every one of the most elite honor jazz groups in the world: the 2010 Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop, the 2010 Vail Jazz Workshop, the 2010 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, the 2011 Grammy Jazz Ensemble, the 2011 Jazz Band of America, and the 2011 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.