The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY board of directors announced Ryan Eckl of Lancaster is the winner of the 2022 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship. He is a music education and music performance major at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music. Ryan’s main performance instrument is the French horn, but he also plays the piano, steel drums, electric bass, guitar and drum set.
A press release said, “The scholarship is given out each year to a student pursuing a degree in a music field. The applicants must prepare an audition video and application process.
“Wayne Moose, John Bacon and Ray Barry served as adjudicators for the scholarship process.”
Ryan is the son of John and Denise Eckl. He was presented the $1,000 scholarship by Calato.
Watch his audition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUxF0ATEixg.
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