VIDEO: Presidential Scholar Nick Frenay
Winner of the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation competition, Nick Frenay already has a long list of accomplishments. Frenay has received many renowned awards such as the youngARTS Silver Winner for Jazz Trumpet, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist, has recorded four CDs, performed at venues from Oakland, California to Washington, D.C., and mentored hundreds of students at jazz clinics. For Frenay, the highlights of his musical career include recording with Bob Mintzer and appearing as a featured soloist alongside Herbie Hancock at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Jazz. Aside from his primary instrument, Frenay also plays trombone, piano, bass guitar, and drums, and is developing his ability as a vocalist.
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