San Diego, CA -- San Diego-based independent record label, Pacific Coast Jazz (PCJ), is proud to report its artist, Danny Green, won Best Jazz Album of the Year" from the San Diego Music Foundation in their 19th annual awards ceremony, last night at Viejas Concerts in the Park, San Diego, CA. With You in Mind is Green's debut solo release and it received extensive airplay in stations around the globe beginning in January 2009.
With You In Mind was co-produced with Allan Phillips and features Justin Grinnell (bass), Dylan Savage (drums), Allan Phillips (percussion) and Tripp Sprague (soprano saxophone). With ten original compositions and one cover, Green combines both Brazilian and Latin influences, cradled in mainstream jazz and classical nuances.
While other PCJ artists have been nominated in the past, this is our first win. We are extremely proud of all of our artists and this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to high quality independent artists," says Donna Nichols, founder and president of Pacific Coast Jazz. Nichols' label along with publicist Joy Foster of SV Media Relations and radio promoter Neal Sapper at New World N'Jazz were the team to bring Green's music to the marketplace in 2009.
Another PCJ artist, Bradley Leighton, was also in the running in the same category for his 2008 release Soul Collective," the third Leighton release to receive a nomination from the same organization. PCJ is thrilled to have this kind of talent on our roster," said Nichols.
The annual Awards show has raised over $500,000 since its inception in 1991. These funds have been used to assist Handicapped Teen Centers, to fund arts programs within the San Diego Unified School District and to fund the placement of music equipment into schools within San Diego County.