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NEVER BEFORE HEARD MINGUS RECORDINGS SOON TO BE RELEASED!!

Part 2 of Mingus’s 1964 Town Hall Concert with Eric Dolphy and Part 2 of Tyrone Guthrie concert “My Favorite Quintet.” (History: Charles and I ran out of money after releasing the first half of these concerts in 1965. The tapes have been in storage ever since.) The plan is to make this music available digitally-- and perhaps in a Mosaic box set produced by Michael Cuscuna– if there is enough interest.
Please let us know! Sue Mingus 

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2012 Charles Mingus High School Competition Winners

Manhattan School of Music and

Let My Children Hear Music/The Charles Mingus Institute
Sue Mingus and Justin DiCioccio, producers

ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL
CHARLES MINGUS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION & FESTIVAL

2012 Competition Winners Press Release

WINNING ENSEMBLES AND OUTSTANDING SOLOISTS

BEST COMBO – REGULAR Category
Lexington High School Jazz Combo; from Lexington, MA

BEST COMBO – SPECIALIZED Category
Jazz House Small Group, Jazz House Kids; from Montclair, New Jersey

BEST BIG BAND – REGULAR Category
Lexington High School Jazz Ensemble; from Lexington, MA

BEST BIG BAND – SPECIALIZED Category
Jazz House Big Band; Jazz House Kids from Montclair, New Jersey

MINGUS SPIRIT AWARD
The Rivers Big Band, Rivers School from Weston, MA

OUTSTANDING SOLOIST AWARDS
Twenty outstanding soloist awards, from both the combo and big band categories, were also given out on Sunday.

The winners are listed below:
Dakota Austin, tenor saxophone Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts, Hartford, Ct.
Alex Butterworth, drums Jazz Ensemble 3, Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts, Hartford, Ct.
Jeremiah Campanelli, drums The Rivers Big Band, Rivers School, Weston, MA
Josh Gilbert, trumpet Lexington High School Jazz Combo and Ensemble, Lexington, MA
Alden Hellmuth, alto saxophone Jazz Ensemble 3, Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts, Hartford, Ct.
James Hotchkis, bass The Rivers Big Band, Rivers School, Weston, MA
Coleman Hughes, trombone Newark Academy Combo, Livingston, NJ and Jazz House Kids Big Band, Montclair, NJ
Julian Lee, alto saxophone Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey
Isaac Levien, bass Lexington High School Jazz Combo and Ensemble, Lexington, MA
Cameron Macintosh, drums Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey
Conor Malloy, drums Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey
Zoe Obadia, alto saxophone Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey
Adam O’Farrill, trumpet LaGuardia High School Jazz Sextet, LaGuardia High School, New York, NY
Garrett Parrish, drums Lexington High School Jazz Combo and Ensemble, Lexington, MA
Nathan Rice, soprano saxophone Newark Academy Combo, Livingston, NJ and Jazz House Kids Big Band, Montclair, NJ
Wallace Roney, Jr., trumpet Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey
Lenard Simpson, alto saxophone Batterman Ensemble, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Paul Wagenseller, tenor saxophone and clarinet Jazz Ensemble 1, Medfield High School, Medfield, MA
Michael Wang, trombone Rio Americano Jazz Combo, Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, California
Liam Werner, trumpet Jazz House Kids, Montclair, New Jersey

OUTSTANDING BIG BAND SECTION
Lexington High School Rhythm Section, Lexington High School Jazz Ensemble from Lexington, Massachusetts
Kenny Wong Labow, guitar; Evan Tarrh, piano; Isaac Levien, bass; Garrett Parrish, drums
Band Director: Ken Gable