Mississippi Swing! and The Jackson All-Stars
Receive "Key to the City"!

For making quality big band, jazz and Dixieland music accessible to their community, the City of Richland has presented Mississippi Swing! and The Jackson All-Stars the "Key to the City." The award was presented on December 7, 2009.

Mississippi Swing! Awards and Honors


Otha Turner Award - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2022

O.C. McDavid Award - 2013

Richland Key to the City - 2009

Named a Mississippi Official Ambassador of Musical Entertainment by

Governor Phil Bryant -2013

Arthur Mahoney Spirit Award - 2015, 2018

Governor's Award 2016

MAPE Partnership Excellence Award - 2017

Certificate of Appreciation, Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service - 2017

Governor's Award for Exemplary Partnership - 2018

Governor's GIVE Award for Outstanding Service in the Arts and Humanities (David Schommer) - 2018


Bandleader David Schommer -

2018 Governor's GIVE Award - Arts and Humanities

2017 Power APAC Teacher of the Month

2012-2103 Watkins Teacher of the Year!
2012 Watson Quality Ford Teacher of the Week
2011 Metro Jackson Teacher of the Year!
Nominated - Mississippi Teacher of the Year (2011, 2012)
Nominated - Jackson Medical Mall Outstanding Community Leader (2011)
2010 - Outstanding Educator (Parents for Public Schools and
The Community Foundation of Greater Jackson).

Jackson All-Star and Mississippi Swing! bass player Bernard Holly recently received the Outstanding Service Award at the 17th Annual Christmas Musical presented by the Jackson Metropolitan Community Christmas Choir. Mr. Holly serves as Project Coordinator for the annual event. Other musicians involved with the project  included Elizabeth Koskie (Keyboard/Strings), David Schommer (Trumpet), Jeff Reiter (Lead Trumpet), London Branch (Trumpet), Willie Silas (Drums) Gail Johnson (Piano) and Booker Walker (Alto).

Brush Dance Guinness World Record!