Monday, May 5, 2014

Bill Longo - Downbeat Student Music Awards Winner!

Congratulations to UCONN alumnus, Bill Longo, who won two Student Music Awards this year from DownBeat Magazine, for:
  • his arrangement of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and...
  • his studio engineering of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Bill graduated from UCONN in 2002, during my second year on the job.  He was a featured trumpet soloist on the 2002 "UCONN Jazz" CD.

Bill graduates from the Frost School of Music in Miami on May 8th, 2014, with a M.Mus. in Studio Jazz Writing.  In 2007 he earned a M.A. in jazz performance from Queens College, where he studied with my former teacher, Michael Phillip Mossman.

Bill begins his DMA in Jazz Composition ('17) this fall at the University of Miami.

It is exciting and fulfilling to see my former students accomplishing, succeeding and making a dent in the jazz world.


  1. Congrats Bill!! Pleasure sharing the bandstand with you up in Storrs!

    1. Great to hear from you, Godfather. Those were some fun years indeed!