2005/2006 Young Jazz Composer Award Recipients


Sponsored by the Gibson Foundation

The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards were established to encourage young jazz creators. Established in 2002, The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards program recognizes composers under 30 years of age whose works are selected through a juried national competition. This national program is sponsored by the Gibson Foundation which was established by Gibson Guitar Corp. to expand the company’s charitable activities.

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OMAR ALVARADO
(age 23)
Dallas, TX

CHRIS BLACKER
(age 25)
Seattle, WA

DANIEL BLAKE
(age 24)
Malden, MA

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JONATHAN BLAKE
(age 29)
Paterson, NJ

MICHAEL BLANCO
(age 29)
Astoria, NY

PATRICK CORNELIUS
(age 27)
Astoria, NY

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ZACCAI CURTIS
(age 26)
Windsor, CT

JEFF FAIRBANKS
(age 26)
Flushing, NY

ROSS GARREN
(age 25)
Carmel, CA

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ALEX HAN
(age 18)
Scottsdale, AZ

JULIE HARDY
(age 29)
Brooklyn, NY

ETHAN HERR
(age 28)
Englewood, NJ

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LAUAYN INSERTO
(age 29)
Boston, MA

MORGAN JONES
(age 18)
Davis, CA

PASCAL LE BOEUF
(age 19)
Santa Cruz, CA

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REMY LE BOEUF
(age 19)
Santa Cruz, CA

JAY RATTMAN
(age 18)
Stroudsburg, PA

YOTAM ROSENBAUM
(age 29)
Culver City, CA

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SCOTT ROUTENBERG
(age 28)
Miami, FL

SAM SADIGURSKY
(age 26)
Brooklyn, NY

MATT SAVAGE
(age 13)
Francestown, NH

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KYLE SAULNIER
(age 25)
Cheshire, CT

PERRY SMITH
(age 22)
Tiburon, CA

LOREN STILLMAN
(age 25)
Brooklyn, NY

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TED TAFORO
(age 16)
Mt. Shasta, PA

ERICA VON KLEIST
(age 23)
New York, NY

EZRA WEISS
(age 26)
Scottsdale, AZ

The following ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers were recognized with Honorable Mention:

Jarrett Cherner (age 24) San Anselmo, CA
David Guidi (age 27) Austin, TX
Ross Lafleur (age 24) Charlotte, NC
Michael MacAllister (age 23) Boston, MA
Bob Reynolds (age 28) Astoria, NY
Peter Robbins (age27) Brooklyn, NY
Jaleel Shaw (27) Paterson, NJ
Kris Tiner (28) Bakersfield, CA
Jimmy Macbride (age 14) CT
Sylvester Sands (age 16) CT
Jacob Siegel (age 17) MN

Young Jazz Composer Awards Judges:
John Fedchock, Jay Leonhart and Rufus Reid