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High school musicians from South Whidbey jazzed on festival awards

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.

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