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2015 Mingus HS


January Press Release: Competition Finalists Announced!

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Combo Adjudicators: Justin DiCioccio, Frank Lacy, Conrad Herwig
Big Band Adjudicators: Boris Koslov, Alex Norris, Ken Pullig

Adjudication Results

Outstanding Big Band
Newark Academy
Big Band “Chameleon”

Outstanding Big Band: Specialized
American Music Program
Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra

Outstanding Combo
Berkeley High School Combo A

Outstanding Combo: Specialized
46th Street Combo

Outstanding Combo Arrangement
Julius Rodriguez, 46th Street Combo

Mingus Spirit Award
Combo: Rivers Select I
Big Band: Lexington High School


Outstanding Big Band Section
Saxophone Section: Jazz House Kids
Trumpet Section: Lexington High School
Trombone Section: Medfield High School
Rhythm Section: Jazz House Kids

Outstanding Soloists
46th Street Combo / Piano / Esteban Castro
Berkeley High School / Piano / Benny Bock
Berkeley High School / Bass / Maz Schwartz
Jazz House Kids / Piano / Isaiah Thompson
Lexington High School / Piano / Sean Kim
Newark Academy / Trumpet / Patrick Peters

Honorable Mentions
Newark Academy / Trombone / Kevin Jiang
Berkeley High School / Trombone / Remey Ashley
Berkeley High School / Drums / Tim Angulo
Rivers Select / Bass / Rachel Hawley
46th Street / Drums / Julius Rodriguez
Pacific Crest / Tenor Sax / Quinlan McIntire


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Justin DiCioccio & Sue Mingus


Esteban Castro

Sue Mingus with Esteban Castro at Jazz Standard


Medfield HS Comp 2015

Medfield High School


La Guardia High School

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Ken Pullig, Sy Johnson, Howard Johnson & Jack Walrath


Rachel Hawley & Julius Rodriguez in the Jam Session