The South Jersey Jazz Society year’s Bob Simon Scholarship Award will go to Grant Johnson.

Grant is the recipient of many music awards including The Outstanding Soloist at the Music in the Park Festival.  He is a very talent saxophone player now attending Oakcrest High School. According to Richard Schwartz, the Oakcrest High School Band Director, Grant “is an exceptional instrumentalist who also excels in musical technology and innovation.

The scholarship is designed to allow the selected jazz student to work one on one with a professional jazz educator.

A presentation of this scholarship will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Playhouse, Higbee and Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ on November 14th prior to the Randy Brecker concert that will be part of the OceanFirst Bank Foundation Jazz@thePoint Festival that will take place from November 13-15.

This scholarship is named in honor of Bob Simon a long time supporter of the arts, and specifically jazz in southern New Jersey.

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

 

Additional funding is provided by Shore Medical Center