Scholarship Winners

Below are winners for scholarships sponsored by Jazz Unlimited that will ensure the future of jazz in Milwaukee and where ever they go.

2018 Winners
The winners of Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee's 2018 Scholarship awards were as follows:
$1,000 Douglas M. and Eleanor M. Gmoser award for best reed player - Baritone saxophonist Casimir Riley, 16, Ronald Reagan High School.
$1,000 Chuck Hedges award - Pianist Josh Catania, 17, Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance.
$1,000 Wayne "Zim" Zimmerman award for best showmanship - Guitarist Kwasi Stampley, 16, University School of Milwaukee.
$500 Jazz Unlimited instrumentalist awards to drummer Alex Borchardt, 17, New Berlin West High School, guitarist Lyle Rivera, 16, Pius XI Catholic High School, and tenor saxophonist Jasper Kashou, 17, Cedarburg High School.
$500 Floyd Dorsey Vocalist award - Vocalist Olyvia Marinez,  16, Port Washington High School.
$250 Deirdre Fellner West End Conservatory scholarship awards: Guitarist Antonio Palmer, 14, Milwaukee High School of the Arts and alto saxophonist George Davis, 16, Whitefish Bay High School.

Casmir Riley

Josh Catania

Kwasi Stampley

Alex Borchardt

Lyle Rivera

Jasper Kashou

Olyvia Marinez

Antonio Palmer

George Davis

2017 Winners
The winners of Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee's 2017 Scholarship awards were as follows:
 $1,000 Douglas M. and Eleanor M. Gmoser award - Baritone saxophonist Casimir Riley
$1,000 Chuck Hedges award - Pianist Josh Catania
$500 Jazz Unlimited awards to drummer Ben Piette, guitarist Dante Turkow and pianist Dan Van Zeeland.
$500 Jazz Unlimited Vocalist award - Vocalist Julia Rosenquist
$250 Deirdre Fellner West End Conservatory scholarship awards: Trombonist Travis Cooke and trumpet player Katherine Rosenberger
2016 Winners

The winners of Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee's 2016 Scholarship awards were as follows:$1,000 Douglas M. and Eleanor M. Gmoser award - Alto saxophonist Alex Pavelic
$1,000 Chuck Hedges award - Guitarist Matthew Rotker-Lynn
$500 Jazz Unlimited awards to pianist Josh Catania, and trumpet player Travis Drow.
$500 Jazz Unlimited Vocalist award - Vocalist PJ Rivers
Finally, through the generosity of Deirdre Fellner, the following students were awarded special $250 scholarship awards: Alto saxophonist Gideon Adams and pianist Dan Van Zeeland.

2015 Winners - $4000

2014 Winners - $4000

2013 Winners - $4000

2012 Winners - $4600

2011 Winners - $3100