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Jazz Students Take Top Honors at Reno Jazz Festival

May 2, 2014

Please join with us as we celebrate the recent accomplishments of our CSU Northridge Jazz Studies students at this past weekend's Reno Jazz Festivalthe largest competitive festival of its kind in the region.

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Individual Awards
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VICTOR SAN PEDRO
Outstanding Collegiate Performer

SHAI GOLAN
Outstanding Collegiate Saxophonist

MICHAEL RAGONESE
Outstanding Collegiate Rhythm Section Performer

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Collegiate Combo Division
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1st Place "Dobis PR" from CSU Northridge 
2nd Place "Shai Golan Group" from CSU Northridge 
3rd Place "David Colon Trio" from CSU Northridge

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Collegiate Big Band Division
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1st Place - CSU Northridge Jazz A Band
3rd Place - CSU Northridge Jazz B Band

 

....."The festival acts as an inspiration, an educational stimulus and a showcase for some of the country’s most promising and talented middle school, high school and college-age musicians. These students comprise the several hundred bands, vocal groups and ensembles from around the Western states that attend and compete for coveted awards. Many schools return year after year to the Reno Jazz Festival, drawn by the thrill and prestige of being a part of the festival community and sharing in the vibrant exchange of creative ideas, skills and experiences. Firm friendships have grown up over the years. Inspired young musicians have gone on to become major talents and, overall, jazz has benefitted from the process of young players learning from the masters......"  Reno Jazz Festival

 
Photos by: Enrique Chavez
"Jazz A Band Featured Performance"
2014 Reno Jazz Festival