NJJS Announces Winners of Scholarship Competition

May 4, 2022

The New Jersey Jazz Society has announced the winners of its new Juried Scholarship Competition. They are:

  • $1,000 prize for Performance: Trumpeter Liam Sutcliffe, Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts Jazz Studies Program

  • $500 prize for Performance: Bassist Sam Aubuchon, William Paterson University Jazz Studies Program

  • $1,000 prize for Composition: Vocalist Jimmy Waltman, Princeton University Program in Jazz Studies

  • $500 prize for Composition: Guitarist Derick Campos, Montclair State University, John J. Cali School of Music Jazz Studies Program

The competition was open to all college students currently enrolled in a New Jersey college undergraduate music program. Along with the cash awards, the winning students will also receive guidance, mentorship, and the opportunity to perform with an industry professional.

This inaugural competition was generously sponsored by Nan Hughes Poole, and an additional anonymous donation.  NJJS would like to thank both donors for their patronage and stewardship.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the esteemed panel of judges, comprised of professional musicians, educators and industry leaders — Don Braden, Ted Chubb, Mariel Bildsten, and Jason Olaine — for their participation and expertise in crafting and shepherding this competition.

See the June issue of Jersey Jazz Magazine to learn more about the winning students.

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