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Awards and Accolades  

Down Beat Awards


The Jazz Studies Area has received the Down Beat Magazine "Best College Big Band" Award six times!

  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Brilliant Corners"
    • 1996 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band"
  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Hoe Down"
    • 1998 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band"
  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Things to Come"
    • 2001 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band"
  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Vernal Fields"
    • 2002 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band/Outstanding Performance"
  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Yes and No"
    •  2003 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band/Outstanding Performance"
  • Jazz in Clear Water - "Soul Searching"
    • 2010 Down Beat Award for "Best College Big Band"
    • See News Bureau article.
 

Grammy Nominations


Two of the CDs Jazz Ensemble I has recorded have been nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album."

  • "Jazz in Clear Water--Harpoon"
  • "Jazz in Clear Water--Things to Come"
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