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Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, May 26, 2022
GSA ensemble, individuals honored at National Jazz Festival

GSA jazz band at spring concert

Phelan Gallagher directs the George Stevens Academy Jazz Band during the academy’s spring concert. The jazz band received an honorable mention at the recent National Jazz Festival.

Photo courtesy of George Stevens Academy

One George Stevens Academy jazz ensemble and two musicians won acclaim at the National Jazz Festival held virtually on May 21, according to press release from the academy.

The GSA Jazz Band received an honorable mention in the Large School L-3 live division.

Senior Morgan Davis was named Outstanding Musician in the Large School L-3 division for his performance in the jazz band.

Junior Jenna Blodgett was named Superior Musician in the Large School L-3 division for her performance in the jazz band and Outstanding Musician in the Small School Live division for her performance with the Tasty Bites combo. She also received an honorable mention in the Vocal Soloist division.

Videos of all performances and the awards ceremony can be watched on the National Jazz Festival YouTube channel.