WMU Jazz Wins Numerous Down Beat Awards…Again

For the second straight year, WMU students and ensembles won 6 Student Music Awards from Down Beat Magazine.  It is the 3rd greatest number of awards won world wide. The awards were won across a broad spectrum of categories, which speaks to the quality and depth of the jazz program at WMU.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

Here is the list of winners:

Vocal Jazz Group-Gold Company Sextet

Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist-Bryan Blowers, guitar

Original Composition/Orchestrated Work-Killian Williams-“Blues For Charles”

Vocal Jazz Soloist-Blake Morgan

Classical Soloist-Youyang Qu, violin

Jazz Arrangement-Killian Williams, “In Your Own Sweet Way”