As the school year comes to a close, it’s time for the next generation of genre directors to take the reigns. My name is Nicholas (Nikki) Mokover, and I am currently interning with Jacqueline Culas for the Jazz and Blues Director position next year. I am very excited to join the KZSC Governing Board team, and look forward to taking the jazz and blues department to the next step. A little about me: I went to the L.A. County High School for the Arts where my concentration was in instrumental Jazz, and now am a second year banana slug. I hope to bring my knowledge of the complexities of jazz and share it with the community. Yes, jazz can be complicated at times, but I hope to make it understandable. I look forward to working with everyone here at the Great 88 and labels/promoters world wide.