The results for the 2022 National Jazz Festival were announced this weekend and PHS had an excellent showing! PHS placed first in all three major categories (Large Ensemble, Small Ensemble, & Vocal Jazz Ensemble) with several individual students winning or placing in individual categories.
Throughout the history of the Berklee Jazz Festival and the National Jazz Festival, this is only the second time one school placed first in all three major ensemble categories! The first time ever was when PHS won at the Berklee Jazz Festival in 2014.
Congratulations to all the students for representing PHS well and to Joe Bongiovi, Princeton High School Band Director.
Princeton Studio Band - 1st Place Large Ensemble
Princeton Studio Combo - 1st Place Small Combo
Princeton Studio Vocals - 1st Place Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Ashley Chen - 1st Place Vocal Solo Category
Kevin Huang - 2nd Place Saxophone Solo Category
Peter Eaton - 1st Place Trombone Solo Category
Hangyeol Cheong - 2nd Place Trombone Solo Category
Kevin Huang - 1st Place Piano Solo Category
Ensemble Soloist Awards
Kevin Huang - Superior Musician Large Ensemble Division
Connor Stewart - Outstanding Musician Large Ensemble Division
Kieran McKenzie - Superior Musician Small Combo Division
Connor Stewart - Outstanding Musician Small Combo Division
Michael Karnaukh - Superior Musician Vocal Jazz Ensemble Division
Ashley Chen - Outstanding Musician Vocal Jazz Ensemble Division
- Princeton High School News