Jazz Studies & Performance : Awards

jazz student group

Best College Jazz Instrumental Group, Down beat magazine Annual Student Music Awards Competition – 10 years

Caelan Cardello: Winner, Sixth Annual BMI Future Jazz Master Award

Walter Gorra: Down Beat Magazine Student Jazz Awards – Best Small Group Latin Jazz Composition

Yu Nishiyama: ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

Mariela Versola: Down Beat Magazine Student Jazz Awards – Best Latin Jazz Group – College Graduate Winner

Outstanding Combo, Outstanding Instrumentalist Awards: Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival - 7 years

WPUNJ Sextet: $10,000 grand prize winner of Casio College Playoff held at The Bottom Line, New York City

Winner, Jazz Combo Competition, First Annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, New York City

WPUNJ Sextet: Award-winners at 4th Duke Ellington International Conference

WPUNJ New Jazz Ensemble: Finalists in Southern Comfort "All That Jazz" national competition; Performances on National Public Radio and Public Television

Gold Award: First Annual Down Beat MusicFest

Student groups selected three times to perform at JVC Jazz Festival in New York City, including opening for Monty Alexander, outdoor concert for 25,000 attendees at Bryant Park, midtown Manhattan, and at 2007 10th anniversary concert.

Numerous performances at IAJE International Conventions including performances with guest soloist Stanley Turrentine, in New York City, New Orleans, Washington, DC, Boston, and Miami, and at MENC National Conventions

Jazz Room and Summer Jazz Week supported by over 20 consecutive years of grant support by New Jersey Arts Council, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts

Judy Bady - Best Jazz Vocalist, Down Beat Student Jazz Awards Competition - 2 consecutive years and Outstanding Performance Award

Three student bassists winners of Milt Hinton International Bass Scholarships

Eight brass students awarded New York Brass Conference Scholarships