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CHS musicians learn, play, grow at Oregon Jazz

O'Reilly, Watson named Outstanding Soloists


January 25, 2018

Alesha Culp

Joshua Jenkins solos on trombone with CHS Jazz Band 2 during the Oregon Jazz Festival.

Justin O'Reilly and Bentley Watson received Outstanding Soloist awards as Creswell High School Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2, under Music Director Sandi Green, participated in the Oregon Jazz Festival on Jan. 20 at the University of Oregon.

O'Reilly was named Outstanding Soloist for Jazz 1, while Watson received the award for Jazz 2.

Jazz 1 opened their morning performance with a select group of students playing "Mary's Idea," composed in 1930 by African-American jazz musician Mary Lou Williams. The piece featured solos by Blake Nelson, Javier Fregoso, Andrew Spriggs and Katie Culp.

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