Claremont, Calif. (October 12, 2010) — Pitzer College awarded Jordan Leonard ’14 the 2010 President’s Council Scholarship.
Leonard is a jazz musician who has played the saxophone, trumpet and flute since the age of six. He composes his own music but also enjoys playing hard bop, cool jazz and bebop from the 1940s and 1960s. In his senior year of high school, Leonard founded and led the Franklin Jazz Reclamation Project that helped to revive the school’s jazz program.
He hopes become a jazz historian with an emphasis of African American musicians or an ethnomusicologist and arts advocate.
“Jordan was chosen for his love of music and history. His intellectual curiosity and musical gifts reflect Pitzer’s true interdisciplinary spirit and passion for community,” said Pitzer College President’s Council President Michael Ostin P’13.
The President’s Council Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic talent and success. This year, in conjunction with a talk by Kiss founder Gene Simmons P’11, P’14, the student selected demonstrated excellence in music.
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