PSC Musicians Win Awards at Skyway Jazz Festival

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Three members of the Prairie State College Jazz Ensemble were recognized for their performance at the Illinois Skyway Jazz Festival held recently at Elgin Community College. The competition selects individual winners.

Saxophonists Percy Timberlake of Park Forest, and Darriel Hines of Richton Park, both received Outstanding Musician awards. Bassist Evan Wierzbicki, a freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor high school, received an honorable mention. The band is under the direction of Eugene Vinyard. As part of the festival, they participated in a brief workshop with one of the artist/clinicians.

The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference also includes College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, and Waubonsee Community College.