This weekend was a great experiences as the band travelled to Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz festival. The Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Jazz Band was the only band from New Jersey in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. We won first place in the Small Group Competition and Lakiem Shaw won an outstanding solo award. The band got to meet a lot of great musicians like Tim Warfield, Branford Marsalis, Wes Blies, Eric Byrd and many more. We can't wait to attend this competition next year. Next weekend we will be competing at the Seneca High School Jazz Festival, hope to see you all there!
The Camden Creative Arts Jazz band open their 2013 Jazz Band season last night
at Shawnee High School beating out the oncoming snow storm that hit the area.
Great , great job by the Shawnee Jazz Band and band parents for putting on a
great festival and getting everyone out before the snow. The Creative Arts Jazz
Band received a GOLD rating for their performance and won best
section awards for the trombone and saxophone sections Rising star Nala Johnson
won a outstanding soloist award for her performance on trumpet and
vocals.Congratulations on a great start to the season. Next up , the band will
be traveling to Rockville MD to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival High
School Big Band and Combo competitions. All the best in Rockville.