Dr. Lou Fischer Co-Founder of JEN, and the man who funded the scholarship I received, decided to introduce me to Jamey Aebersold, whom I had already met the day before. Jamey reaches into his pocket and says, “Hey. I got something for ya.” And he gave me this quarter. That’s Duke Ellington’s portrait and his name on the piano.
Me with some famous jazz guys: Jamey Aebersold, Michael Mossman, Ignacio Berroa, Herbie Hancock, Peter Erskine at JEN2015
At Starbucks with Herbie Hancock. We’re both there for JEN 2015. I’m receiving the Lou Fischer Co-Founder Award, as the only high school jazz student in the country and he’s the keynote speaker.
Jamming with jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen at JEN 2015
So tomorrow after school, I’m being recognized and given an award by the Park City School District for the 2015 Jazz Education Network Lou Fischer Scholarship I won. That’s a nice surprise. THEN Catch me at 6 PM for my 4th appearance on Park City Television PCTV Mountain Views with Terry Burden. Terry will interview me and I’ll play a few jazz tunes by myself....
Dear Max, On behalf of the Jazz Education Network, CONGRATULATIONS on being selected as the 2015 Lou Fischer Co-Founder Scholarship recipient sponsored by JEN! This award recognizes an outstanding jazz student who excels in a high school music program who has a strong resume and is supported with exemplary recommendations from professionals in the field. Hopefully, you will get to meet Dr. Lou Fischer and...