Jazz Downbeat Award

We're so happy to announce that the Community High Jazz combo, "Bad Dudes," has just won a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award in the High School Combo Contest.

In addition, Oliver Mayman won an Outstanding Soloist Award for his fantastic vibraphone improvising! Oliver graduated in 2019 (all entries in the contest had to be recorded in 2019), and is now a jazz vibraphone performance major at Temple University in Philadelphia.

The listing of the winners is in the just-released June 2020 issue of the magazine, with Norah Jones on the cover.

Bad Dudes Members (2019-2020): Noah Hogan, Guitar, 12th Grade; Daniel Bennett, Piano, 12th Grade; Matthew Dobbins, Drums, 10th Grade; Tim Kohn, Saxophones, 12th Grade; Austin Aldrich, Bass, 12th Grade; Jake Lee, Trumpet, 12th Grade