Check out Kettering Music Alum Chris Ott who recently was awarded a 2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from the ASCAP Foundation. You can check out more about the award at https://www.ascap.com/press/2017/02-16-herb-alpert-young-jazz-composer
The always-humble Mr. Ott said announced on his facebook page:
"Was a treat to attend the @theascapfoundation awards this past week as a recipient of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. You'll be able to hear my piece "Change" in its most pimped out form on @huntertonesband next record#foryourcertificates #toottoot — at Jazz at Lincoln Center."