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9th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival

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Charles Mingus famously said: Let My Children Hear Music. He meant every word of that and it’s thanks to the tireless efforts of his widow, Sue Mingus that his music and his legacy of his iconic promise continue to live on and hold our attention. The 9th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival

Congratulations to all of the participating schools for a vibrant and exciting 9th Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival. Thank you all for making Mingus a part of your musical lives.

Outstanding Combo Arrangement
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars – Kate Williams – Eclipse

Mingus Spirit Award
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Tulsa Jambassadors

Outstanding Section (Non-Specialized)
Medfield High School’s Trumpet Section

Outstanding Section (Specialized)
Jazz House Kids Sax Section

Outstanding Combo (Non Specialized)
Berkeley High School Combo A

Outstanding Combo (Specialized)
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

Outstanding Big Band (Non-Specialized)
Lexington High School (Massachusetts) Jazz Ensemble

Outstanding Big Band (Specialized)
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band

Outstanding Soloists
Berkeley High School – Jasim Perales – Trombone
Berkeley High School – Owen Storey – Bass
Rio Americano High – Duncan McElman – Bari Sax
Rio Americano High – Nick Augusta – Piano
Newark Academy – Cosimo Frabrizio – Guitar
SFJAZZ – Solomon Alber – Tenor Sax
Jazz House – Nathan Farrell – Alto Sax
Jazz House – Adam Wacks – Drums
SFJAZZ – Matanda Keyes – Drums

Keep the Fire of Charles Mingus Burning Bright

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