Almost a year ago, we had the extreme pleasure to participate in a few of the events leading up to the 2011 Grammy Awards. Our son, William Bridges III was one of the 30 high school students representing 30 cities from across the United States, that travelled to Los Angeles for a weeklong musical adventure. The students performed at a variety of GRAMMY Week events under the direction of Justin DiCioccio of the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Leila Heil of Colorado State University and Dr. Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
William also had the amazing privilege to perform on stage at the actual Grammy with 2011 Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding. In this excerpt, you can see and hear the 2011 Grammy Jazz Combo performing along side Esperanza Spalding at the Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club
William is currently studying Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. We’re extremely proud of him.
2011 Grammy Jazz Combo
William Bridges Alto Sax
David James Drums
Antonio Madruga Piano
Zachary Ostroff Bass
Gabe Schnider Guitar
Adam O’Farrill Trumpet
Esperanza Spalding Web Site http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/
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