PA Jazz Collective

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| Artist of the Year Criteria

2015 Awards & Scholarships:

Artist of the Year (by board vote): Gary Rissmiller - Drums

Artists of the Year are awarded annual Lifetime Membership.

Hosted By: the Moravian College, April 29, 2015

Annual Awards:

November Series Support: The Book Store Speakeasy -- Jim Richie
High School Jazz Program: Easton HS -- Carol Lutte, Director
Venue -- Jazz Presentation: Hotel Bethlehem
Lifetime Achievement: Dave Roper

PA Jazz Idol II:

Patrons:

First Place: $300 Prize Nazareth Music Company
Second Place: $200 Prize Pest Pro
Third Place: $100 Prize The Cafe & Zeiner Piano

Jazz Combo Winners (By audience vote):

First Place: $300 Prize Easton Area High School Jazz Combo
Second Place: $200 Prize Dane Becker and the Chameleons
Third Place: $100 Prize LV Charter Arts Jazz Combo

Student Soloist Awards (As determined by the judges -- solo award winners receive a trophy):

Best Brass Soloist: Peter Petrack, Moravian College
Best Reed Soloist: Braden Smith, New School, NYC
Best Rhythm Soloist: Ron Bogart, Moravian College
Best Overall Soloist: Jack Gruber, New School, NYC

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Scholarships:

The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective established its initial scholarship account with the funds collected through CD sales
donated by Jazz artists.

Patrons:

Beall Fowler (in memory of
wife Linny)
$1,500

Cherry Valley Vineyard Jazz Concert
Jerry Kozic Memorial Fund
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Notable Donations:

Kent Heckman - Red
Rock Recording Studios

Anna Marie Lamberton

Pamela Fleetwood

Hank and Jill Narrow

Funds collected through CD sales - courtesy of Tom Kozic

Total Amount Collected = $640

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Scholarship Awards:

Scholarship Name: Amount: Receipients:
Moravian College Summer Youth Jazz Camp
1/2 of scholarship - $250
Dane Becker, Piano
 
1/2 of scholarship - $250
Maria Marmarou, Drums
COTA Camp Jazz
Full - $525
As determined by COTA

First Jerry Kozic Memorial Scholarship Recipient - Alreese Hooks (Piano)