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Jazz Arts Group Announces Hank Marr High School Jazz Award

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 23, 2013

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The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) recently announced its winner of the 2013 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award, designed to recognize excellence in musicianship and performance amongst central Ohio’s young students of jazz.

This year’s four finalists were Luke Berger, drums, Mount Sterling, Ohio; Vince Gillotti, saxophone, Columbus, Ohio; Ariel Glassman, guitar, Dublin, Ohio; and Gabby Pedroza, vocalist, Dublin, Ohio. Adjudicators for the final round included: Tom Carroll, guitar, Professor of Music, Denison University; Pete Mills, saxophone, Professor of Music, Denison University; Jim Rupp, drummer, owner Columbus Pro Percussion; and Gene Walker, saxophone, professional musician. The adjudicators unanimously agreed that the 2013 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award winner is Luke Berger.
Luke Berger will receive a collection of Jamey Aebersold books, a $500 check and the opportunity to perform with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at its July 19th JazZoo! concert.  Ariel Glassman, guitar, and Gabby Pedroza, vocals, were named the two runners-up, and will each receive a selection of Jamey Aebersold books for their continued learning in the jazz idiom, gifted by corporate partner Stanton’s Sheet Music.

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