Congratulations to the Camden Creative Arts High School Jazz Band on winning the NJAJE Division 1 State Championship for the 2nd year in row under the direction of Jamal Dickerson. The band traveled up to J.P. Stevens High School in Edison N.J. to compete with 8 other jazz ensembles that qualified for the championships back in March. Junior trombonist Michael Spearman was awarded 1 of the 4 top soloist of the championships and the Trombone Section won a best section award. Since this is the final competition for this season, the Booster would like to give a special shout out to our senior band members:
Dominique Baugh -Bari Sax
Charles Davis - Drums
Ronald Torres - Trombone
"Afro" Dan Andrews - Bass
DyShaun "Pilz" Scott - Trumpet
Jamelia Greene - Piano
Congratulations on a job well done.
The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band was back at it this past weekend competing at the Willingboro High School Jazz Festival on Friday night receiving a Gold rating for their performance and they also were awarded the Best Sections Awards for the Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone . It was great to be back at the Willingboro Jazz Festival and look forward to returning in the near future.
On Saturday the band headed to Souderton Area High School to compete in the Duke Ellington Division of the Cavalcade of Bands 2014 Jazz Championships. The band received a rating of Superior with Honors for their performance. Best Section Awards went to the Trumpet and Trombone sections. Junior Trombonist Michael Spearman and Senior Bari Sax player, Dominique Baugh were named outstanding Soloist for the evening. And finally for the 3rd time in 4 years The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band was named the 2014 Duke Ellington Division Dick Scott Award for being the overall Champion. Congratulations on a job well done!!!!!!!
JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014
The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band will be holding it's 3rd Annual Jazz Festival
April 17,2014 at the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy featuring Award winning jazz ensembles from Cherokee, Overbrook, Highland and Willingboro High School...s. Also performing will be our own Camden High School Jazz band with The Little Jazz Giants and of course The Camden Creative Arts Jazz Band. Tickets are $7 for adults/ $5 for Students &Seniors.