Tag Archives: Sammi Powell

“It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”: Chameleon at Essentially Ellington 2019

In 2019 the Newark Academy Jazz Program, directed by Julius Tolentino, performed for its 5th time at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival. This excerpt, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that Swing),” features vocalist Sammi Powell ’19. … Continue reading

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Chameleon Earns Honors at 2019 Essentially Ellington Competition

Led by Newark Academy Jazz Director and saxophonist Julius Tolentino, Chameleon earned “Outstanding Rhythm Section” at the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition on May 11, 2019. In addition, several NA musicians earned individual recognition: Outstanding Bass: Vikram Bala ’20, Honorable … Continue reading

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2018 WAM Retrospective

Enjoy this sampling of writing, art and music posts from 2018, curated by WAM interns Alison Bader ’20, Stella Gilbert ’22 and Silvy Zhou ’21 and edited by Silvy. We hope it will inspire you to share your own creative … Continue reading

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LumeNAtion A cappella International Championship

Directed by Newark Academy Choral Director Viraj Lal, LumeNAtion competed in the International Championship of HS A cappella (ICHSA) for their 3rd time last year. They placed 1st place at their Quarterfinal and took 4th place at the Mid-Atlantic Semifinal … Continue reading

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Dance Concert Fall 2017

2017 Fall Dance Concert Four years ago, Mr. Tolentino and I embarked on our first attempt to have an entire dance concert played by Chameleon, Newark Academy‚Äôs award winning jazz band. We found it so rewarding professionally to challenge each … Continue reading

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