Bassist, bandleader and educator Jim Widner (pictured), who directs the jazz studies program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is featured in the June edition of Down Beat magazine.
The issue spotlights the mag's 32nd annual Student Music Awards, and Widner is one of just three recipients nationwide of an Achievement Award for jazz education. (Alas, DB doesn't put most of their content online, so there's no link to the story about Widner.)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's gossip columnist Deb Peterson even took note of the honor with a short item today, which you can read online here.
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