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Jimmy Macbride

Drummer and composer Jimmy Macbride has received such prestigious honors as being invited to perform with the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in 2009 and was also chosen to participate in the 2009 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center in DC. He has twice been selected to be a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. The group did a tour of the Midwest, performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Wynton Marsalis. In 2010, Jimmy was a finalist in the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, YoungArts Week, where he attended a weeklong residency in Miami and performed in their Gold & Silver Awards Celebration at the Baryshnikov Center in NYC. He has attended the Vail Jazz Workshop and the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and has been awarded several full scholarships to Berklee’s 5-Week Performance Program. Other honors include several ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers Awards for his original compositions as well as ASCAP Plus Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Jimmy received Honorable Mention from the NFAA as well as being awarded Honorable Mention from the Stamford Symphony Instrumental Scholarship Competition. He is the recipient of both the 2009 SEIU Moe Foner Memorial Scholarship and The Hartford Jazz Society Scholarship to assist with his studies. Downbeat Magazine has honored Jimmy six times with its Student Music Awards, most recently in 2012 for his original composition “Short Stop”

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