Two Iowa music legends were also recognized at the concert. The family of John Shultz sponsored the appearance of the CR Washington High School Revolutionists. John was a legendary keyboardist and composer, with bands like Freeway and The Beaker Brothers, who passed away in 2018. He was a Washington alum.
Al Naylor has been a part of the Corridor Jazz Project since it’s very beginning. In fact, the concert arose from an event he founded while the band director at Linn-Mar. He was a guest artist for the Project five times, several of those times playing his own compositions. Many of his students have followed him into teaching and performing. One of those, Steve Shanley, joined Dennis Green in presenting Al with a plaque commemorating his involvement in the Corridor Jazz Project.
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