Oscar Suchanek, who graduated from Belmont High School, has been named a semi-finalist in the Thelonius Monk international Jazz Competition. The award is given to the most outstanding jazz artist in the world under the age of 30 . Previous winners of this award have gone on to become some of the most prolific musicians of their generation. For Oscar to even be considered a semi-finalist is an enormous accomplishment.
Below are links to a New York Times article with more information, as well as the Monk Competition’s official website.