Jazz Legaspi is a Bay Area native who began his color guard career in 2009 at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California. An alumnus performer of the California Color Guard Circuit, he has been awarded the “2013 Outstanding Performer” and “2014 Performer of the Year” awards. Legaspi has trained and performed with Dynasty (2014), the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard (2015), and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2013, 2015-2017). His performance career with the Blue Devils led him to become a 2-time silver medalist (2013, 2016) and 2-time gold medalist (2015, 2017); he was also humbly awarded the “2016 Rifle of the Year” and “2017 Performer of the Year” accolades from the Blue Devils Color Guard. Under the 2015 Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard, he was a recipient of the Winter Guard International Independent World Class gold medal.
Residing in San Francisco, Legaspi’s professional affiliations are diverse. He is a freelance costume designer, choreographer, music editor, clinician, and mentor. He has collaborated with numerous color guard programs including Westmont HS, Fremont HS, Amador Valley HS, Foothill HS, Oak Grove HS, Monta Vista HS, Timber Creek HS, Lynbrook HS, the Santa Clara Vanguard (equipment clinic), and the Blue Devils. He is embarking on his second year as the Director of Color Guards at Saratoga HS and Redwood MS.
Outside of the pageantry world, Legaspi is an undergraduate student pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise and Movement Sciences at San Francisco State University. He implements sports psychology, motor learning/development, and peak performance theories into his technique training regimens and physical activity programs. An advocate for higher education, Legaspi plans to attain his doctorate degree and become a professor at the collegiate level.