CMU honors bands in each division with the following awards: Outstanding Section 1st, 2nd, 3rd place/ Outstanding Soloist 1st, 2nd, 3rd place/ Outstanding Band 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.
Huron trumpeter Jake Lee was awarded Outstanding Soloist – 1st Place. The Rhythm Rat Jazz Orchestra was awarded Outstanding Band – 1st place.
This was Huron’s first performance at CMU Jazz Weekend since the 1980’s.
The roster included:
Yuki Mori (lead)
Christian Wright (Bass)
Jake Lee (lead)
Jibreel Johnson (lead)
Lucy Brabbs (lead)
Charles Berofsky (piano)
Clayton Farmer (piano)
Ben Reynolds (guitar)
Sai Paminighantam (guitar)
Austin Aldrich (bass)
Ian McCrystal (drums)
Oliver Mayman (drums)
CMU’s 45th Annual Jazz Weekend, one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, was developed in the early 1970’s by music professor Jack Saunders.
Jazz Weekend has hosted top headliners such as Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Chuck Mangione, Bobby Shew and many others. Jazz Weekend has also brought CMU exceptional high school musicians from across the state of Michigan together to compete, inspire, and most importantly expand their knowledge of jazz.
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