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Grammy Winners 2016 - The Jazz List

Grammy Winners 2016 - The Jazz List

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards have named their jazz list of 2016 Grammy winners. Improvised Jazz Solo WINNER: “Cherokee," Christian McBride “Giant Steps," Joey Alexander
“Arbiters if Evolution," Donny McCaslin
“Friend or Foe," Joshua Redman
“Past Present," John Scofield Jazz Vocal Album WINNER: For One to Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant ...

Sonny Rollins To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From The Jazz Foundation Of America

Sonny Rollins To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From The Jazz Foundation Of America

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be presented with the Jazz Foundation of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, October 22, at the Apollo Theater during the foundation’s 14th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert. The concert segment honoring Rollins will feature performances by Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan), Jimmy Heath, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, ...

Jazz Journalists Association Honors Its Own: Chicago Writer-Broadcaster Neil Tesser Wins 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award

Jazz Journalists Association Honors Its Own: Chicago Writer-Broadcaster Neil Tesser Wins 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award

NEW YORK CITY – Neil Tesser, a jny: Chicago-based jazz journalist, broadcaster, author, educator, former chair of the board of trustees of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and current board member of the Jazz Journalists Association, was honored with the JJA's 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award on Tuesday, June 16 at ...

Moers Festival Celebrates The EJN Award 2015 For Adventurous Programming

Moers Festival Celebrates The EJN Award 2015 For Adventurous Programming

The EJN Award 2015 for Adventurous Programming was celebrated today during Moers Festival, winner of this year’s Award. The Award Ceremony took place during the reception of the City Mayor in the Festival Hall. Ros Rigby, President of EJN, and Piotr Turkiewicz, EJN Vice President, congratulated the Festival team and the Artistic Director Reiner Michalke for ...

New England Conservatory Faculty And Grads Win 2015 JJA Jazz Awards For Musical Achievement

New England Conservatory Faculty And Grads Win 2015 JJA Jazz Awards For Musical Achievement

New England Conservatory Jazz Faculty Members Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón and Dave Holland Plus NEC Graduate & Board of Visitors Member Regina Carter And Former NEC Prep Student Mary Halvorson Winners of 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Musical Achievement New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department faculty members Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón and Dave Holland have won ...

2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

jny: NEW YORK – The Jazz Journalists Association has announced winners of its 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for musical excellence in calendar year 2014 (see winners below), and released details about its annual public Jazz Awards party, at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd St., NYC, on June 16, from 3 pm to 5:30 ...

George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

George Wein to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Boston University Commencement on Sunday, May 17

NEW YORK, NY: George Wein, music impresario, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner, will receive an Honorary Doctorate at Boston University’s (BU) 142nd Commencement on Sunday, May 17. The founder of the Newport Jazz Festival (1954), Newport Folk Festival (1959), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (1970) and countless other events around the world, Wein ...

Dianne Reeves honored with prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Award for Arts and Humanities

Dianne Reeves honored with prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Award for Arts and Humanities

DENVER, CO: The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Annual Award Program by announcing the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Awards. The awards recognize Coloradans advancing excellence in Arts and Humanities, Community Service and Science and Medicine. The Foundation also unveiled its 11th class of the esteemed Livingston Fellowship Program, which helps move ...

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

2015 Jazz Palette Composition Contest Winners Announced

The American Jazz Museum is proud to present the winning compositions from our Jazz Palette composition contest in a special performance by the Hermon Mehari Quintet in the Blue Room, Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. “The opportunity to combine another public program such as this type of event with our current exhibition in the ...

Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

NEC to honor Schuller’s 90th birthday with activities & Jordan Hall Concert on November 19 Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal. Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9th at The MacDowell ...


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