2013 JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Awards + Recognition

  • The JAZZ HOUSE Big Band won 2nd Place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival from among 15 finalists and 96 entries from across the country. Students received 8 Soloist Awards
  • Mingus 2013 The Jazz House Big Band won four Outstanding Student Soloist Awards
  • JAZZ HOUSE KiDS students won 3 DownBeat Student Jazz Awards. One student was recognized in the Junior High School Jazz Category, and a second student was cited for Outstanding Performance for Composition for a second consecutive year. A third student received an award for Original Composition – Lead Sheet in the High School Outstanding Performance Category.
  • A JAZZ HOUSE KiDS student won a Davidson Fellows $25,000 Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious student awards, and became the first student in history to win for jazz performance. Only 20 fellows nationwide were selected.
  • A 10-year-old Jazz House Kids student became the youngest winner of the ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Composers Award.
  • 9 JAZZ HOUSE KiDS students were selected for the New Jersey Association of Jazz Educators All State Big Band.
  • Melissa Walker received the Jazz Journalists Association’s Jazz Hero Award, given to “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities.”