High School Solo Competition
Each year in January, the Big Band Reunion and the Fox Jazz Fest sponsor a high school jazz improvisation competition where students from five Fox Valley counties compete for cash prizes awarded by Heid Music and an opportunity to be featured as a soloist during the annual Labor Day weekend Fox Jazz Fest. The instrumental and/or vocal finalists are also invited to perform live with the BBR during the month of May at Frank's Pizza Palace in Appleton.
This year's panel of judges included pianist/composer John Harmon (also Artistic Director for the FoxJazzFest), trumpeter Bob Levy - leader of the Big Band Reunion, trumpeter Marty Robinson, director of the UW-Oshkosh jazz ensemble and jazz program, and trumpeter Brad Curran, leader of the Oshkosh based group, "the Jazz Quartet Dig" and recent President of the Wisconsin unit of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).
Congratulations to the previous winners of the Fox Jazz Fest Jazz Improvisation Competition:
For more information see Fox Jazz Fest - Education.
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