Awards & Accomplishments
Sophisticated Swing has received many indivdual and full-band awards at big band competitions and showcases over the past 17 years:
Our most special memories are from our performance at the CBA(ON) Festival of Bands held in 2004 at the Crescent School in Toronto. (As shown below).
Big Band Showcase Awards 2004
Awards for Overall Performance:
First Place Big BandPerformance: Sophisticated Swing
Adjudicators were asked to recognize outstanding musical performances by individuals throughout the Showcase performances.
Ten awards were presented for Outstanding Performances by individual performers and sectional work.
Sophisticated Swing received 6 of the 10 awards:
Male Vocalist: Bill Hawkins
Female Vocalist: Lana Biggs
Trumpet: Jim Philip
Piano: Norman Amadio
Drums: Russ Fearon
Rhythm Section: Norm Amadio
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