Woody Herman Award

Woody HermanThe Woody Herman Award honors jazz students for contributions to the jazz program. Woody Herman (1913-1987) was a jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and Big Band leader, forming the Woody Herman Orchestra in 1936. Its lively, swinging arrangements combining bop themes with swing rhythm parts were greatly admired.

We are proud of our past winners of the Woody Herman Award:

  • 2014 Halley Bass
  • 2013 Jessie Lemons
  • 2012 Charlie Geromimus
  • 2011 Max Hully
  • 2010 Ben Pernick
  • 2009 Ilana Diamond | Chad Kelsey
  • 2008 Casey Ahlbrandt-Rains
  • 2007 Bean Brenner
  • 2006 William Harrington
  • 2004 Sam Genson
  • 2003 Katie Ling | Karis Samson