Camargo wins Frink Career Grant

The winner of the 2020 Laurie Frink Career Grant is Summer Camargo.

Summer Camargo

Summer Camargo, 18, a trumpet player at the Juilliard School, completed her freshman year of college majoring in Jazz Studies. Summer has been a member of the Grammy Band (2018), the Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo (2019), the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (2019), and was named a National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner (2017) and Honorable Mention in Jazz Trumpet (2018), as well as Merit winner in Jazz Composition (2018). Summer was Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Student Jazz Performance Award recipient (2018). At the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Essentially Ellington Festivals, she received Outstanding Trumpet Soloist Awards; in 2018, Summer won the Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist Award and the Dr. J. Douglas White Student Composition Contest. She was honored to have the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra record her original big band chart, Leap Froggin’. Summer participated in the Vail Jazz Workshop (2018), Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz (2018, 2019), the Monterey Jazz Festival Gala (2019) and played as a guest artist at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala (2019) and the Midwest Clinic (2019). This past year, Summer was honored to be a panelist for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Congress and joined the Ulysses Owens, Jr. Big Band.

According to the foundation's website, its purpose is "to honor her and prepare the way for her legacy to continue – to inspire and promote artistic integrity, beauty, grace, and humor."

The Foundation continues to accept donations, which are 100% tax deductible. To make a donation, please visit the website:

Or, write a check payable to the Alsop Family Foundation, and return to:

The Laurie Frink Career Fund
Alsop Family Foundation
c/o Horsfall & Fipps, P.C.
777 High Street, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

(Source: Lois Martin)

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