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BYU's Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band wins top honors at California festival

Brigham Young University’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band brought home scholarship money totaling $2,700, along with other special awards from the 2nd Annual Traditional Jazz Youth Band Festival at California State University in Sacramento.

“We were awarded first prize for collegiate bands and were invited to perform in the gala concert,” said director Steve Call of the BYU School of Music faculty.

Clarinetist Chris Wilson was awarded the Kenyon O. Smith Scholarship and a cash award of $1,000, along with full tuition, room and board for the weeklong Traditional Jazz Camp at California State University in Sacramento for summer 2007. This award is worth $1,200. Saxophonist Michael Tobian was awarded the Kenyon O. Smith Scholarship with a cash award of $500.

Other awards included: Aaron Dickens, outstanding collegiate trumpeter; Tonga Tonga Tukumoeatu, outstanding collegiate trombonist; Whitney Morris, outstanding collegiate pianist; Aaron Southerland, outstanding collegiate tubist/bassist; Alecs Bylund, outstanding collegiate drummer; and Jillaine Chaston, outstanding collegiate vocalist.

For more information, contact Steve Call at (801) 422-6116 or by e-mail at steve_call@byu.edu.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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