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
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