Jazz Piano Bachelor of Music student Annie Booth received an Honorable Mention as part of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 9 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.
Annie Booth is a young jazz pianist and composer who began playing music from an early age. Originally from Westminster, Colorado, she currently studies Jazz Piano and French at CU-Boulder. Annie has performed at a number of venues and festivals including Denver’s premiere jazz venue, Dazzle, The Mile High Jazz Festival, The UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, where she was noted as an outstanding soloist, and the Telluride Jazz Celebration as part of the Telluride Student All-Star Band. Within the Denver and Boulder area, she performs regularly with The Annie Booth Trio and writes for a larger group called The Annie Booth Septet. She has been mentored in both jazz improvisation and composition from the likes of Art Lande, John Gunther, Brad Goode, Pat Bianchi, and Jeff Jenkins.