All that jazz
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All that jazz

By ANUSHREE SREEDHAR, senior “Do you even know what jazz is?” I was ready to jump and protest at the tone of my father’s question when I realized that I had never been exposed to live jazz; I had only known it as “improvisational scat rhythms.” I retaliated, “Well, I will know by the end … Continue reading

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Musically Ever After

By KELLY YU, freshman Every year, the JP Stevens band helps make a child’s dream come true. Due to the budget cuts that affect many public schools, music is often one of the first subjects removed from a school’s curriculum and thus from its students’ educations. However, the BEAT (Band Enthusiasts Acting Together) club hosts … Continue reading

The Dean of Music
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The Dean of Music

By BRYAN LIN, senior This year marks JP Stevens Band Director Mr. Andrew DeNicola’s 41st year of teaching. Mr. DeNicola, known affectionately to his students as “Dean,” was selected from over 30,000 music educators across the nation as a top ten finalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Although he did not win the award, … Continue reading