SCMEA Jazz Fest

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The North Babylon High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Frank J. Rizzo, performed at the SCMEA Jazz Festival on February 11. The 26-piece group showcased their many talents in the auditorium of Sayville High School for the judge, jazz trumpeter Joe Magnorelli, and other audience members. Mr. Magnorelli has recorded eight jazz albums and has performed with Harry Connick, Jr., Lionel Hampton, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Carnegie Jazz Orchestra, just to name a few.  

“We congratulate the students and their teacher, Mr. Rizzo, on this terrific achievement,” said Dr. Kim Lowenborg-Coyne, Director of Art and Music Programs. “We appreciate the dedication and hard work from these students, most of whom also played in the pit orchestra for the NBHS musical Oliver! on this same weekend!"

You can hear more from the North Babylon High School Jazz Ensemble at the Spring Concert on Wednesday, April 24, 2012 in the high school auditorium.