ROTARY CLUB AWARD 2019 Markham Jazz Festival

The Mitch Mitchell Award is presented to an up-and-coming young jazz performer by the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club at each year's Markham Jazz Festival A Festival co-founder and Past President of the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club, Mitch was an accomplished musician and major Jazz fan This year, the memorial plaque and cash go to Alexander Mak. Alex is a string bass major in the Arts Unionville program at Unionville High School. This classically based program has allowed Alex to explore both traditional and contemporary music as well as develop ing his true love, guitar. He has been an active member of many ensembles at UHS and has organized jazz combos for several years, playing the drums. Alex has become an incredible advocate for music of all genres. He is pursuing his interest in jazz and contemporary music by attending the Berkley School of Music in Boston. Congratulation Alex! 
We're confident you will continue to grow as a performer and an advocate!