UNC Jazz Composition Doctoral Student Zach Rich has been named this year's recipient of the ISJAC/USF Owen Prize for Jazz Composition. His winning piece is entitled "Story of the Mad Hatter."

This is an annual prize offered to young, up-and-coming, jazz composers. The work will be performed by the Colorado Jazz Orchestra in front of an audience of jazz composers from throughout the world at the ISJAC’s Jazz Composers’ Symposium at UNC May 16-18.

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