CHATHAM, NJ - Casey Delsandro, a junior at Chatham HIgh, has been named one of the "Outstanding Jazz Musicians" for the month of April by the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Delsandro, who plays baritone/soprano saxophone in the CHS jazz ensemble, was nominated by jazz director Brian Conti.
Normally, students are recognized before an MPAC event, but that practice had to be suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Delsandro will receive a certificate in recognition of the honor.
Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Theatre's Education Department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The Theatre will honor a group of students every month throughout the season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor.
The 2019-2020 Music Student of the Month program is supported by The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc.
Grade 11, Chatham High School; Chatham; Nominated by Brian Conti
Casey plays baritone/soprano saxophone in our high school jazz ensemble. He is a bassoon player in our wind ensemble and played both tenor sax and bassoon during marching band in the fall. Casey successfully auditioned on baritone sax for Region 1 jazz ensemble last month but unfortunately, the rehearsals and concert were both cancelled. He is an amazing soloist and his improvisational skills on many genres of jazz music continue to impress me and his classmates. Casey frequently organizes small jazz combos with students to perform at local venues and is always looking forward to the next gig. It is with pleasure to recommend Casey for MPAC's jazz musician of the month!