2018 1st Prize Jazz: David Milazzo

David Milazzo is a saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist based in New York City. Originally from New Hampshire, David moved to New York in 2015 and has been active on the scene since, playing at clubs such as Fat Cat, Blue Note, DROM and many others, as well as working with groups in and out of the city, such as The Silver Arrow Band. He completed his undergraduate at Berklee College of Music under a Presidential Scholarship at the school in Spring 2015, and as of Fall 2016 has been attending The Juilliard School for his Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Studies, with anticipated completion in the Spring of 2018. He has studied with Dan Block, Ron Blake, George Garzone, Dino Govoni, Jim Odgren, Frank Tiberi through both of his studies at Berklee and Juilliard. When David isn’t playing music, he enjoys investing, playing video games and running.