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The Lee Shaw Scholarship Fund
Winners of the Lee Shaw Scholarship
Our winners are usually announced at our June concert but that didn't happen because of the coronavirus, so the checks were mailed to the winners.
Jerry Gordon and Patti Melita, president and treasurer, respectively, of the Swingtime Jazz Society with Kyle Staubi. Kyle plays alto sax and graduated from Red Hook High School. He will be attending Worcester Polytech, where he will major in biomedical engineering and minor in jazz studies.
Quinton Cain, drums, graduated from Niskayuna High School and will be attending Manhattan School of Music for his batchelor of arts in performance.
Nicholos Rollo, saxophone, graduated from Lake George High School and will be pursuing his batchelor of arts in performance at Berklee College of Music.
Awan Jenkins, saxophone, graduated from Christian Brothers Academy and will be earn his batchelor of arts in performance at SUNY Purchase. (not in picture)
C. Robie Booth, SJS founder and publisher of Swingtime Magazine, Peg Delaney, scholarship committee chair, Quint, Nick and Jerry Gordon, SJS president.
Jamie Salerno, piano/vocals, graduated from Averill Park High School and will be pursuing her bachelor of music education at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam).
Henry James Fernandez, saxophone, graduated from Christian Brothers Academy and will be attending Oberlin Conservatory for his bachelor of arts in performance.
Joseph Giordano, trombone, graduated from Guilderland High school and will earn his bachelor of arts in performance at Manhattan School of Music.
Jamie, Henry and Joe are flanked by Jerry Gordon, SJS president, Peg Delaney, scholarship committee chair, and C. Robie Booth, SJS founder and publisher of Swingtime Magazine.
Elias Assimakapoulos graduated from Niskayuna High School and is going to Crane School of Music. He is Dave Fisk's student and plays trombone.
Téa Mottolese graduated from Emma Willard and is going to Peabody Conservatory at The Johns Hopkins University. Téa plays alto saxophone and was a student of Keith Pray and then Brian Patneaude.