Jazz Studies & Performance : Awards

jazz student group

Best College Jazz Instrumental Group
Down Beat magazine Annual Student Music Awards Competition - 10 years

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