Jazz @ WCU Recap

Post date: Jan 31, 2011 3:35:26 PM

Congratulations to the Hempfield Jazz Ensemble! On Sunday, the Black Knight Jazz Ensemble kicked off their 2011 performance season with a set at West Chester University's High School Jazz Invitational. The band received top ratings from professional jazz artists from around the country while pianist Amaya Madden, drummer Connor Stair, bassist Antonio Marin and guitarist Rich Hill teamed up to win the award for best rhythm section. In addition, Rich Hill was awarded a full scholarship to the 2011 West Chester summer jazz camp. Hempfield Jazz will compete against some of the hottest high school big bands from the Philadelphia region at North Penn High School on Friday, February 26th.