COTA CampJazz contributes to PA Governors Awards for the Arts

On November 12, 2008 Phil Woods and the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts received the 2008 Creative Community Award in a ceremony in Williamsport, PA.

Selected to perform at the event were bassist and COTA CampJazz Ensemble Coordinator Evan Gregor (Summa Com Laude, Berklee School of Music, 2003), Jay Rattman, alto saxophonist and COTA CampJazz Mentor (Manhattan School of Music, 2010) and pianist David Lantz IV, a 17 year old senior at Stroudsburg High School and student at COTA CampJazz for the past two years.

Speaking of the event David commented, "It was an honor to play for Phil at the Governor's Awards, especially after all of the inspiration and opportunity he's created through the COTA Cats and COTA CampJazz for young musicians such as myself."

Both Evan and Jay are also graduates of the COTA big band program.