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JENNIFER SANON (vocals) was awarded Outstanding Vocalist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival and Competition in 2003. In both 2003 and 2004, she was a member of the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy High School Jazz Ensembles, an elite group of 24 student musicians nationwide chosen to perform in a series of concerts leading up to the Grammy Awards. She was also named the 2004 Grammy Foundation Honoree. Sanon, a native of Miami, Florida, is also a member of the Essentially Ellington All-Star Sextet. She graduated from the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida in 2004 and joined Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on their summer 2004 European tour. She is currently a vocal major in the jazz studies program at the New School for Social Research.