Art Farmer Jazz Master Scholarship Winners

Established at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, in 2019, the Art Farmer Jazz Master Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates extraordinary musical talent and academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0). Here are the scholarship recipients:

Jon Gittings (photographer unknown)


2019-2020 Jon Gittings, trumpet

From Cranbury, New Jersey

WPU Class of 2022


Alex De Lazzari (photographer unknown)


2020-2021 Alex De Lazzari, saxophone

From Pistoia, Italy

WPU Class of 2021


Ernest Royeppen (center); Photo by Jessica Talos


2021-2022 & 2022-2023 Ernest Royeppen, trumpet

From Johannesburg, South Africa

WPU Class of 2024


Keep an eye out for these musicians who will undoubtedly make significant contributions to the the jazz community as their careers develop and mature.

This post will be updated annually.