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Twenty-four talented high school students have been selected for a position in the Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY(R) High School Jazz Ensembles. Their selection will launch them into the spotlight surrounding the 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards Grammy Awards
Annual awards given by the Recording Academy (officially the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). The first Grammies (the name is a dimunitive of “gramophone”) were given in 1958. , as well as provide the opportunity to rehearse and perform in front of some of the biggest names in the music industry.
The students, who represent 23 cities and nine states, will travel to New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. for a jam-packed musical adventure. They will participate in intensive rehearsals February 17 - 18 under the direction of Musical Directors Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, adjacent to the campus of Columbia University, where it has been since 1969. Many of the students live in the school's residence hall, Andersen Hall. and Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission Thornton School of Music. The Ensembles will then perform at renowned jazz clubs This is a list of notable venues where jazz music is played. It includes clubs, dancehalls and historic venues as well. It can or may never satisfy any objective standard for completeness. Revisions and additions of , existing articles are welcome. in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , including The Jazz Standard A jazz standard is a jazz tune that is held in continuing esteem and which is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians as part of the jazz musical repertoire. on February 20 (7:30 & 9:30 p.m.). As a grand finale, they will attend the 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 23 as guests of the Recording Academy.
"The Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles continue to provide a special and unique opportunity for aspiring high school musicians," says GRAMMY Foundation and Recording Academy(R) President Neil Portnow Neil R. Portnow (born 1948, New York City) is the current president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Portnow was formerly the vice-president of the West Coast division of Jive Records. . "It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers young people the chance to meet and play with peer musicians from across the country, perform with GRAMMY-nominated artists and attend the GRAMMY Awards. Through great initiatives like this, the GRAMMY Foundation is working hard to engage students in rewarding, hands-on educational programs, and to keep music and arts programs in schools."
In addition, the Jazz Band and Choir will perform at the GRAMMY Concerts for Young People (a live concert that introduces elementary school elementary school: see school. students to various styles of jazz), to be held at the historic Apollo Theater
This year, Gibson Guitar and Baldwin Piano have teamed up with the GRAMMY Foundation to sponsor the 2003 Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles. The International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE IAJE International Association of Jazz Educators
IAJE International Association for Jazz Education (formerly the National Association for Jazz Education, NAJE) ) provides the outreach to the music education community.
Students interested in the 2004 Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles program can download the application from www.grammy.com (click on GRAMMY Foundation, click on High School Jazz Ensembles) or contact the GRAMMY Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-GRAMMY-Ed. The GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles program was launched regionally in 1993 and expanded nationally in 1999.
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The mission of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) is to assure the continued worldwide growth and development of jazz and jazz education. As a part of that mission, the Association initiates programs which nurture and promote the understanding and appreciation of jazz and its heritage, provides leadership to educators regarding curricula and performance, assists teachers and practitioners with information and resources, and takes an active part in organizing clinics, festivals and symposia sym·po·si·a
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Selectees to the 2003 Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles are (listed by each student's name, hometown and school):
2003 Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Band Lisa Barbano Placentia, Calif. El Dorado High School James Blackwell Lake Jackson, Texas Brazoswood High School Brady Cohan Los Altos, Calif. Homestead High School Nicholas DePinna Pleasanton, Calif. Foothill High School Stephen Dionisio Diamond Bar, Calif. Los Angeles County High School of the Arts Marcus Gilmore Hollis, N.Y. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts Catie Hickey Naperville, Ill. Naperville North High School Alex Hoffman Potomac, Md. Winston Churchill High School Remy Le Boeuf Santa Cruz, Calif. Pacific Collegiate Charter School Matt Marantz Cedar Hill, Texas Booker T. Washington High School Michael Padgett Hermosa Beach, Calif. Los Angeles County High School of the Arts Anja Parks New York, N.Y. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts Bryan Reeder Northport, N.Y. Northport High School Karl Sellsted Bellevue, Wash. Newport High School Jeremy Sinclair Rockwall, Texas Rockwall High School Curtis Taylor Bedford, Ohio Bedford Senior High School Ivan Taylor Harvey, Ill. Thornton High School Michael Watson Clinton, Ohio Jackson High School 2003 Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Choir Rachael Price Hendersonville, Tenn. Hendersonville High School Jennifer Sanon North Miami Beach, Fla. New World School of the Arts Samantha Sidley Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles High School of the Arts Dominic Thiroux Chatsworth, Calif. Hamilton High School Academy of Music Katie Thiroux Chatsworth, Calif. Hamilton High School Academy of Music Chris Young Murfreesboro, Tenn. Oakland High School