Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jazz Cafe 2008

Congratulations to all of the student musicians from Jefferson Junior
High School, Herrick Middle School, and North High School, for their
wonderful performances at the 2008 Jazz Cafe!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Purdue Jazz Fest '08

Congratulations to the members of the North High Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, and Jazz Combo on their outstanding performances at the 2008 Purdue Jazz Festival, held this past Saturday, January 19, in West Lafayette, IN.

The Jazz Combo was recognized with multiple awards, including the Outstanding Ensemble Award for their competition room, as well as the Judges Award, in recognition of their creativity, musicianship and programming. Kyle Stephens (Jazz Combo, Piano) was recognized as the outstanding individual pianist and was invited to share the stage with the All-Star Jazz Combo on the Saturday evening festival-culminating concert. Jamshed Jehangir (Jazz Combo, Drums) received one of only two scholarships awarded from the competition room.

The Jazz Ensemble was awarded a "Division I" rating in the Big Band category, and the Jazz Combo was awarded a "Division I" rating in the Combo category.

Other recognitions of note included the following "Outstanding Soloist" Awards presented to North High musicians:

  • Adrian Cabrera (Jazz Ensemble, Trumpet)
  • Michael Benning (Jazz Ensemble, Bass)
  • Mark Dortwegt (Jazz Ensemble, Alto Sax)
  • David Musselman (Jazz Ensemble, Alto Sax)
  • Emma Sassano (Jazz Ensemble, Piano)
  • Kyle Stephens (Jazz Ensemble, Piano)
  • Michael Walser (Jazz Lab Band, Alto Sax)
  • Josh Williams (Jazz Lab Band, Tenor Sax)

Featured video - Senior Kyle Stephens (Piano) performs with the All-Star Jazz Combo

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Purdue 2008

Good morning from the Purdue University Jazz Festival!