Community High Jazz musicians take home honors from Western Michigan University Jazz Invitational

Alex Meingast (guitar), Eddie Codrington (saxophone), Adam Olszewski (bass), Adlai Reinhart (trumpet), Erez Levin (drums), Henry Pakela (trombone)
Alex Meingast (guitar), Eddie Codrington (saxophone), Adam Olszewski (bass), Adlai Reinhart (trumpet), Erez Levin (drums), Henry Pakela (trombone)

The Community High Jazz combos “Supernova” and “A2 Blue” were selected as two of the five winning combos at the Western Michigan University Jazz Invitational on Saturday. Supernova took the top spot of the entire festival and was chosen to open the big evening concert. Supernova’s members are: Adlai Reinhart, Eddie Codrington, Henry Pakela, Erez Levin, Adam Olszewski, and Alex Meingast. A2 Blue’s members are Jacob Johnson, Brandon Cutler, Oren Levin, Ross Johnson, and Deondrae Jones. Over thirty jazz bands (combos and big bands) participated at the 33rd annual event.

Individual citations were given to several CHS performers for “outstanding contributions to his or her combo.” Here are the winners of these individual awards from the six CHS combos that competed:
From “Jamasaurus Wrecks” (CHS Jazz III):
Quentin Faro
Hannon Hylkema
Raven Eaddy
From “Truth To Power” (CHS Jazz III):
Alexandra Cubero-Matos
Amelia Diehl
From “Spontaneous Combustion” (CHS Jazz IV):
Danny Langa
Erez Dessel
From “Dig This” (CHS Jazz IV):
Alex Meingast
Mitesh Patel
From “A2 Blue” (CHS Jazz IV):
Brandon Cutler
Oren Levin
Deondrae Jones
From “Supernova” (CHS Jazz IV):
Eddie Codrington
Henry Pakela
Alex Meingast
Adam Olszewski
––Submitted by Jack Wagner


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