Congratulations to the North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble for winning the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship competition at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. The two-day competition featured ensembles from ten of the country’s most well-regarded university jazz programs. NCCU was the only HBCU competing in this year’s competition.
Besides winning first place, the Eagles ensemble also took home an award of $10,000.
The awardees were selected by a panel of judges comprised of distinguished jazz musicians and educators: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Ted Nash, Catherine Russell and Bijon Watson.