The Canton High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo performed at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston the weekend of March 2, 2013.
Saxophonist Christopher Villano and guitarist Ted Engvall were awarded soloist awards with pianist Micah Mingo received an honorable mention.
In addition, the Combo received an honorable mention in Class 3 for their overall performance.
The groups will be performing at the UMASS (Amherst) Jazz Festival on
April 6 and at the high school on April 10. On the 10th, the school will host pianist/composer Jerry Ascione as our guest artist. For more
information on Mr. Ascione, see: http://www.jerryascionemusic.com/
The largest high school jazz competition in the U.S. included more than 200 bands and vocal ensembles featuring 3,000 students from 13 U.S. states and Puerto Rico competing for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
Participants also participated in clinics and concerts by award-winning singer/songwriter/trombonist Aubrey Logan, whose jazz, neo-soul, and pop sound defines the new generation of contemporary musicians, and the Metta Quintet, featuring some of today’s brightest jazz artists including Berklee alumni Lawrence Fields Hans Schuman and resident ensemble of New York City-based jazz preservation initiative JazzReach.