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in May with a Bachelor of Music degree in Studio Music/Jazz Vocal Performance and with an Outstanding Senior award from her department. Neikrug has performed at some of the hottest jazz clubs in the U.S., such as the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles and DazzleJazz in Denver. She has shared stages with artists such as Al Jarreau, Steve Miller, Alice Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Neil Young, Mindy Abair, James Moody, George Benson, Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato, and Roseanna Vitro. John Schreiber, President and CEO of New Jersey Performing Arts Center said, “Everyone at the Arts Center sends their congratulations to Arianna – an expressive, creative, exciting and swinging new voice in jazz. We look forward to her success in seasons to come.” The Sarah Vaughan Competition, also known as The SASSY Awards, provides a platform for A look at Arianna Neikrug NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 98