My student at SUNY Purchase, Yancy Garcia was just named Ella Scholar for next academic year by the The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
My student @lucywijnands won a Downbeat Student Award for Vocal Jazz Soloist. Just got the mag in the mail! Great to see it in print. Congratulations @lucywijnands
Super excited for my student, Taisha Estrada, for winning a DownBeat Student Music award with the Mason Latin American Ensemble in the "Graduate College Outstanding Performance - Latin Group!" She is also a finalist in the Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition! Congrats Taisha!
My student Laura Zöschg won Outstanding Soloist in the Conundrum Trio in the Small Jazz Combo category, Undergraduate College division, KUG Jazz Institute, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. She is someone to watch out for!
My student Samara Joy won the Sarah Vaughan Competition this year. Jane Monheit was one of the judges and was just telling me what a great job she did. I was swelling with pride! Visit her new website at www.samarajoy.com