High school musicians from South Whidbey jazzed on festival awards
March 9, 2013 · Updated 2:21 AM
Several awards came home with the South Whidbey High School jazz band from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
The music program won the jazz ensemble and the jazz combo-2 contests. South Whidbey High School musicians honored individually were: Jack Hood, honorable mention for piano soloist; Sean Leisle, honorable mention for guitar soloist; and Zoe Hensler, special recognition for leadership as student director. The first-place award for jazz combo went to Hensler on trumpet, Patrick Shive on tenor saxophone, Hood on piano, Sylvie Kaul-Anderson on string bass, Connor McCauley on drums and Leisle on guitar.