Jon Metzger receives ASCAP Plus Award

Jon Metzger receives a Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Professor of Music Jon Metzger has received a Plus Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for the use of his compositions on recordings and in performances.

Cited in the annual review of his catalog were four new commercial recordings (including When Freedom Swings, with Ira Wiggins and Cyrus Chestnut; Christmas with the John Brown big band and Neena Freelon; Carolina Tracks with Keith Waters and Jim Ketch; and Ben Seni Variations with Doug Richards and Howard Curtis), three new published compositions (including Just Ask, Step to Step, and You Got What?), dozens of performances in the United States and abroad, and being named to the Downbeat magazine Readers’ Poll in the Jazz Vibes category.