Waubonsee jazz musicians earn awards

Sugar Grove—Four members of Waubonsee Community College’s jazz band earned honors at the 2011 Skyway Jazz Festival held Oct. 29 at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Ill.

Saxophonist Walt Howard of Sugar Grove, trumpeter Nate Pritt of Geneva, drummer Matt Matczuk of Yorkville and bassist Matt Erion of Batavia were all named outstanding musicians.

Waubonsee’s jazz band will perform its annual free winter concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the college’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.