TC Jazz Society announces the 2019 scholarship winners; releases the 2020 concert series


TC Jazz winner Ryan Dillahay.

The Treasure Coast Jazz Society was founded in 1986 and has been presenting world class musicians to Vero Beach audiences for all of the years.

The Society also awards scholarships to area high school students to help them to further their education and pursue their dreams.  In the past 30 years they  have given over $140,000 to help 72 students.

This year’s winners are:

Maxwell Twardowski from the Indian River Charter School.  Max plays the Alto Saxophone and plans on attending the University of North Florida.  Ultimately he would like to get his music education certificate and open a school to teach music and provide music therapy to adolescents and adults.

Luke Tessier from Indian River Charter High School.  Luke plays drums and performs and records music locally.  He would like to attend Indian River State College.

Ryan Dillahay is also a student at the Indian River Charter High School. Ryan plays guitar and plans on attending the University of North Florida.  Ryan is an Honors student and maintains a 4.0 average.  He plays with local bands and has played professional gigs with David Mundy. the Director of Jazz at Indian River Charter High School.

They look forward to your continued support and seeing you at the  four 12:30 concerts scheduled for 2020.

The 2019-2020 season opens on January 18, 2020 with the ever popular Ed Metz Trio featuring Nicky Parrott on bass and vocals, Rossano Sportiello on piano and of course Ed Metz on drums.

The second concert is an exciting Latin jazz combo, M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble on February 15, 2020.  This is a new band for the Jazz Society and we are very excited to have them perform. They play nationally and on Jazz Cruises. Leader Marty Morell is considered the top VIBE player today. Check them out with a  Google search.

 The third concert features the New Orleans Night Hawks in March 7, 2020.  The Night Hawks have played nationally with some of the very best Dixieland and swing musicians. Super Trombonist Pat Gullota will be performing with them, he is a TCJS favorite. Check them out with a  Google search.

 The season ends on April 4, 2020 with the great Larry Brown Quintet, the group is described as  “straight-ahead jazz at it’s best.” They have played      at the National and International Jazz Festivals and the Kennedy Center.

For more information visit or call the office at 772-234-4600.

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