January 2003 Winner: Jeff Ostroski
Jeff Ostroski has studied classical trumpet with Richard Green of the Eastern Brass Quintet. In high school, Jeff performed with the Connecticut All State Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band, as well as the Greater New Haven Symphonic Youth Orchestra. In addition to winning the Outstanding Achievement in Instrumental Music Award at Guilford High School, he received the Berklee College of Music Judge's Choice Award and Outstanding Musicianship Award for both big band and combo work.
Equally proficient in classical and jazz, Ostroski has attended jazz camps at the Eastman School of Music and William Patterson University. Ostroski currently attends Lawrence University/Conservatory of Music where he studies with John Daniel.
In recognition of his outstanding talents, ITG will provide Ostroski with a complimentary one-year membership. Nominations for the Young Artist Award are accepted throughout the year.