Students raise bar

WINNER: James Morrison Academy student Jayden Blockley (right) will spend a day recording at the ABC studio in Sydney, sponsored by ABC Jazz, after winning the coveted James Morrison Scholarship at this year’s Generations in Jazz Festival.

ADELAIDE’S Marryatville High School dominated the top divisions of all three major award categories at this year’s Generations in Jazz festival.

Major winners from the City of Mount Gambier National Stage Band Awards, ANZ Vocal Ensemble Awards and the University of South Australia Small Jazz Combo Awards were revealed at Sunday’s finale concert and awards ceremony, with the school named the Division 1 Stage Band winner ahead of Victoria’s Blackburn High School.

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