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The Year in Jazz: Twin Cities 2014

The Year in Jazz: Twin Cities 2014

I could join others and come up with a top ten recordings list, or a top ten gig list— although it seems that, save Pamela Espeland, I would probably be alone in the media in naming a best of anything in jazz for 2014. Instead, I am going to try to recap what I think are ...

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Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2014" lists

Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2014" lists

It's that time of year again, as jazz journalists, DJs, critics, and bloggers are publishing their annual “Best Of" lists. And once again, for the eighth consecutive year, St. Louis Jazz Notes eschews the compilation of such a list, instead offering a meta-list with links to all of the other “Best Jazz of 2014" lists we ...

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George Harrison, Buddy Guy, 5 More Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

George Harrison, Buddy Guy, 5 More Honored With Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Recording Academy has named its Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2015. George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Flaco Jiménez and Pierre Boulez will all be honored at next year's ceremony during Grammy week. Grammy Trustee & Technical Winners Also Named Producer Richard Perry, the husband and wife songwriting team ...

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George Wein Honored With The Recording Academy Trustees Award

George Wein Honored With The Recording Academy Trustees Award

Wein Joins 2015 Recipients Richard Perry and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil NEW YORK, NY – GEORGE WEIN, world-renowned founder/producer of the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and numerous other music events, will receive The Recording Academy Trustees Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in areas other than performance. The ...

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27 Recordings Named To 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame

27 Recordings Named To 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame

The 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees range from gospel music to ABBA, Hank Williams, the Sex Pistols and many in between. This year's 27 inductees brings the grand total of Hall of Fame titles to 987. A special member committee who nominate inductees from a group of recordings from at least 25 years ago with particular qualitative or historical ...

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57th Grammy Nominations Recognize New England Conservatory Musicians

Strong showing for NEC musicians in jazz category A Far Cry chamber orchestra nominated for Kickstarter-funded project New England Conservatory students, alumni, and faculty are included in nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, announced on Friday. Winners will be announced at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Three of ...

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Indie Artists Receive +50% of All Grammy Nominations for 5th Consecutive Year

Indie Artists Receive +50% of All Grammy Nominations for 5th Consecutive Year

A recent release by American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) recognized and congratulated the noteworthy talent coming from the independent music sector. For five years in a row, independent music labels and artists have received over 50% of all GRAMMY nominations - earning 219 nominations out of 404 non-producer category nominations (excluding the not-yet-announced Album of the ...

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Grammy Nominees 2015 - Jazz

Grammy Nominees 2015 - Jazz

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo The Eye Of The Hurricane
Kenny Barron, soloist
Track from: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio)
Label: Whaling City Sound Fingerprints
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
Label: Concord Jazz You & ...

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Grammy Nomination for Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra “Live – I Hear The Sound” Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Grammy Nomination for Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra âLive â I Hear The Soundâ Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Archie Shepp - tenor & soprano saxophones, voice with Jimmy Owens (conductor), Amina Claudine Myers, Marion Rampal, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tom McClung, Famoudou Don Moye, Reggie Washington, Pierre Durand, Stéphane Belmondo, Izidor Leitinger, Christophe Leloil, Olivier Miconi, Sébastien Llado, Simon Sieger, Romain Morello, Michaël Ballue, Raphaël Imbert, Olivier Chaussade, François Théberge, Virgile Lefebvre, Jean-Philippe Scali, Manon ...

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The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in ...


 

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