Jazz musicians win award

The 36th Annual B.C. Interior Jazz Festival was held in Kelowna last week.

The 36th Annual B.C. Interior Jazz Festival was held in Kelowna last week.

Four members of the Summerland Secondary Jazz Band were selected by music teacher Jim Redding to compete in the Intermediate Instrumental Combo category.

They were Steve Cogbill, Johanna McNeil, Bobby Shaw and Ryan Bonanno.

After the group performed three songs, they were taken to a room to receive feedback from an adjudicator.

They later found out that they had scored 96 per cent resulting in second place in their category, with first place scoring 96.5 per cent.

They received the Runner Up Award as well as an invitation to the Canadian National competition in Toronto this year, or Vancouver next year.

They are deciding which competition they will attend.

If they attend next year they said they will have more time to practice and to raise money for the trip.

Cogbill said their “performance was better than in practise.”

“There was a good crowd, which really pushed our performance,” said Shaw.

Bonanno also won an award for best rhythm soloist in the combo category.

 

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