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Accepting Applications for the 9th annual Hank Marr High School Jazz Award

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by Mark Subel on February 16, 2011

The Jazz Arts Group is looking for Ohio’s finest young musicians to participate in the 9th annual Hank Marr High School Jazz Award. Columbus musical legend Hank Marr was one of the world’s masters of the Hammond B-3 organ. Along with Hank’s celebrity status as a member of the jazz elite, he was a dedicated and gifted educator. In recognition of over fifty years as a performer, teacher, arranger and conductor, the Jazz Arts Group has established the Hank Marr High School Jazz Award as a tribute to this special individual. His willingness to “pass it on” makes the encouragement of young jazz artists an important and meaningful activity.

The Hank Marr Grand Prize winner will be awarded:

* The opportunity to perform as a guest soloist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the first JazZoo concert in July 2011, date TBD
* A $500 cash prize
* Eight (8) Jamey Aebersold books

Runners-Up:

* The two runners-up will receive eight (8) Jamey Aebersold books: four (4) to keep and four (4) to give to their school music program.

How to Submit Your Application:

Hank Marr Award Submission Information Listed at the JAG website: http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/jazz-academy/jazz-in-the-community/hank-marr/

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