PA Jazz Collective

Awards – 2016

2016 Awards & Scholarships

Artist of the Year (by board vote): Bill Washer

Artists of the Year are awarded annual Lifetime Membership.

Hosted By: the Moravian College, April 27th

Annual Awards

Student of the Year Jamal Damien
High School Jazz Program Quakertown HS – Frank Parker, Director
Lifetime Jazz Patrons Richard & Susan Master
Lifetime Achievement Glen Davis | Roy Cumming

PA Jazz Idol III


First Place NY Duo
Second Place Lehigh Valley Charter Arts HS Jazz Combo
Third Place Dane Becker & The Chameleons

Student Soloist Awards

(As determined by the judges — solo award winners receive a trophy)

Best Brass Soloist Donovan Austin – Trombone
Best Woodwind Soloist Ross Lesoine – Tenor Sax
Best Rhythm Soloist Cayden Wisner – Guitar
Best Overall Soloist Baptiste Horcholle – Tenor Sax
Special Recognition Ryan Taranto



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

Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Name Amount Receipients

Moravian College Summer Youth Jazz Camp

Sponsored by Beall Fowler

Maria Mararou
Quintin White