Bob SimonThe South Jersey Jazz Society has announced that their annual scholarship award will be named in honor of Bob Simon:  Bob was a long time support of the arts, and specifically jazz in southern New Jersey. The purpose of this scholarship is to give aspiring student musicians a chance to work one on one with a professional jazz educator.

This scholarship is open to any high school student in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean or Cumberland county.

To apply simply include a short statement no more than 100 words as to why the applicant feels he/she deserves to receive this scholarship. An MP3 or CD sample of his/her work along with a letter of recommendation from a jazz educator must accompany the application. Applications should be sent to the South Jersey Jazz Society, PO Box 329, Somers Point, NJ 08244

A committee of professional musicians/educators selected by the chairperson of the South Jersey Jazz Society education committee will oversee the selection process.

The selection panel will select an appropriate jazz instructor for the student. This instructor will be required to either be currently teaching at a college or have taught at the college level at one time.

This program is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs This program is made possible in part through the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts through the Local Arts Grant administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

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Additional funding is provided by Shore Medical Center

For more information call 609-927-6677 or email us at info@southjerseyjazz.org