Graduate Research Symposium, We did a lot of these

VSA Charity Show, Better than Ever

We had Ben, Wes, Yu, and I. Devon couldn’t make it, so Sebastian subbed. Special guests: Rosemarie and Jewl. We had a special spot in the show (besides background music) where we played When… Continue reading

School of Engineering Open House: Our Comeback!

The band took a hiatus, but got together with Devon, Yu, and I. Wes Souza joined the after seeing us play.

TDJB’s First Monterey Jazz Fest


The First Time We Got Paid…

The first time we got paid was for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Show. All I can remember is that John Dalessi played the synth, and I overly pressured my little… Continue reading

Our First Gigs: Graduate Research Symposium

Our first real gig as a band. Rachel, Kenn, and Ben. Kenn had left the band, and Yu Yahagi joined. We had Olivia, Josh, Yu, Ben, and I.

2008 Monterey Jazz Fest

This was year 2 of helping out. More photos on Facebook album:

TDJB History

The Terminal Degree Jazz Band was originally called the “Kenn, Ben, and Chen Trio.” It originated at the graduate student housing complex at University of California Santa Cruz in 2009. Guitar player, Kenn… Continue reading