Congratulations to Newton South Jazz Ensemble!

Congratulations to Newton South Jazz Ensemble and their director, Lisa Linde, for earning a gold medal at the MAJE (Massachusetts Association of Jazz Education) state finals on March 22. In addition to their gold, four South musicians won Outstanding Musicianship awards: Nathan Reider, tenor sax; Josh Kaster, bass; Ben Tuval, alto sax; and Danny Silverston, piano. This was the first time that the jazz ensemble had won a gold medal and they earned a near-perfect score!