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Chase Morrin to Receive Two ASCAP Foundation Awards

Jazzed Magazine • NewsUncategorized • December 6, 2012

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Jazz composer, arranger, and pianist Chase Morrin, a five-year double degree student attending both New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Program and Harvard University, will receive The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award as well as the Jimmy Van Heusen Award from the ASCAP Foundation at its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12. In addition, his trio will be performing his original composition Danzón for my Family at the Lincoln Center ceremony.

Morrin has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians including Cuban congero Charlie Chavez, Turkish vocalist Deniz Özçelik, composer Anthony Davis, and Indonesian gamelan master Pak Djoko. At NEC, he is currently studying with Jason Moran and Bruce Brubaker; composing for the NEC Jazz Composers’ Workshop Orchestra (JCWO), and working on many collaborative projects with musicians from Harvard, Berklee and NEC.

During the summer of 2012, Morrin participated in the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring workshop in memory of Buddy Baker on full scholarship; was selected as a composer for the Young Artist Program (YAP) through Yellow Barn; and was selected to participate in the Jazz Composers’ Orchestra Workshop Institute (JCOI) through the Center of Jazz Studies, Columbia University and American Composers. In addition, Morrin won the national 2012 Yamaha Young Performing Artist (YYPA) competition for jazz piano.

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