UCSB student Kevin Hakimi wins top prize in SB Jazz Society Scholarship Competition

UCSB student Kevin Hakimi (bass), along with Cambria Metzinger (voice) of SBCC, were awarded the two top prizes at the 2016 SB Jazz Society Scholarship Competition. Ten students (five from each school) performed and were judged by local jazz artists (and members of SBJS Board of Directors) Sandy Cummings, Peter Clark, and Ian Bernard. The students were accompanied by a professional trio that included Ian Bernard (piano), Brendan Statom (bass), and Kevin Winard on drums. UCSB students who performed included Shane Sato (drums), Kevin Hakimi (bass), Danny Toomey (guitar), Soham Mistry (guitar), and Nick Brown (tenor saxophone).

 

Photo by Matt Perko.