Cecil Bridgewater, CHS Distinguished Alum for 2006

Cecil Bridgewater
Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:00am


Cecil Bridgewater, Champaign High School Class of 1960, is one of the recipients of this year’s Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award, representing CHS. As a nationally recognized trumpeter, arranger, composer and educator, Mr. Bridgewater continues to conduct Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Workshops across the country and ArtReach programs for children in grades K-6. Victory Music Review notes Mr. Bridgewater as “A future hall-of-famer at the top of his game.” We salute Cecil Bridgewater for his musical genius and his contributions to education. The luncheon to honor Champaign alum jazz musician Cecil Bridgewater, and Chris Moyer, retiring U of I Dean and Architect, is May 5 at the Hawthorne Suites in Champaign. Please call Miriam Kauffman at 217-351-3702 for tickets.
For more information about Cecil Bridgewater and his work, please visit http://www.40north.org/jazzthreads/artists/cecilbridgewater.html
For more information about the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, please visit http://www.schoolsfoundation.com.
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