• Thornton Jazz Studies Department students named winners at DownBeat's 45th Annual Student Music Awards

    12 days ago - By USC

    Several USC Thornton Jazz Studies Department students won awards in DownBeat's 45th annual Student Music Awards. These awards will be published in the June edition of DownBeat Magazine. The Michael Neufeld Quintet, led by USC Thornton faculty member Michael Stever, won in the category of asynchronous small jazz combo for undergraduate college outstanding performance. Graduate students Kenton Luck, Marcello Carelli and Addison Tharp also won awards in the jazz arrangement category. They were led by faculty members Stever, Vince Mendoza and Peter Erskine.
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