Clark Jazz Heats Up Colorado
by Rich Inouye
For the second year in a row, Clark College Jazz Ensemble students received top honors at the annual University of Northern Colorado/Greeley Jazz Festival.
Clark students participated in two categories this year: big band and combo. Recognized among the 7,500 festival participants representing seven states and West Germany, five Clark students received Special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship awards. Outstanding musicianship awards for the big band category were presented to David Floratos on saxophone, James Powers on trombone and Antonio Pickett on drums. Outstanding musicianship awards for combo went to the entire group: David Floratos on saxophone, James Powers on trombone, Jade Denny on bass and Micah Richie on drums.