The ITA Awards committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 ITA Awards. The awards are voted upon by past presidents and the current ITA advisory committee.
The winner of this year’s Neill Humfeld Award was Ben van Dijk from the Netherlands. The Neill Humfeld Award is given for Excellence in Trombone Teaching recognizes the trombone teaching contributions of the late Neill Humfeld and honors living teachers who have achieved the highest level of excellence in their work.
This year’s ITA Award goes to jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon The ITA Award recognizes the highest level of creative and artistic output in areas such as performance, composition, arranging, teaching, conducting, research and/or service.
The Life time achievement Award will be presented to John Kenny. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the trombone profession over a long career.
This years’ Presidents Award chosen by the ITA President Joseph Alessi goes to Dee Stewart and Brass for Africa.