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Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music Innovation Award

Airplay Direct has named industry veteran Bruce Iglaur, President & Founder of Alligator Records, as the recipient of the first Iconic Innovators award. The award was created to recognize innovators in the realm of digital music in the industry. The award will be given yearly to the member of Airplay Direct who best embraces the vision and ...

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Stanley Clarke Invited Into Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

We’re pleased to announce film composer Stanley Clarke’s invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. This year only 271 artists and executives were extended invitations to the elite 6,417 membership. All have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: Charles Lloyd

NEA Jazz Masters: Charles Lloyd

This is a good year for jazz saxophonists from Memphis, Tennessee. Like his fellow Memphian George Coleman, who is three years older, Charles Lloyd (born 1938) has been named a 2015 Jazz Master of the National Endowment for the Arts. Along with Coleman, pianist-composer-arranger Carla Bley and Chicago club owner and entrepreneur Joe Segal, Lloyd will ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: Joe Segal

Joe Segal, who last week was named a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been at the heart of jazz in Chicago since the early bebop era. He began presenting jazz events following World War Two when he was attending Roosevelt College on the GI Bill. It was not unusual for name musicians, ...

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NEA Jazz Masters 2015 Class

Initiated in 1982, the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor given to those who have devoted their lives and careers to jazz, an art form uniquely rooted in American history and culture. Described by The New York Times as a “rare public accolade for jazz”, the recipients represent a wide variety of musical ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: George Coleman

Tenor saxophonist George Coleman is one of four 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters named thisweek. He, Carla Bley, Charles Lloyd and Chicago’s Jazz Showcase impresario Joe Segal will be inducted in a ceremony next spring in New York. In our previous post, Rifftides presented Ms. Bley in performance. As a 17-year-old alto saxophonist ...

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NEA Jazz Masters: Carla Bley

NEA Jazz Masters: Carla Bley

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced next year’s NEA Jazz Masters. They are composer, pianist,arranger and bandleader Carla Bley (pictured); saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd; and—for jazz advocacy—Joe Segal, whose Jazz Showcase in Chicago has presented the music for more than 60 years. They will receive their awards at Lincoln Center in New ...

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And the Winners Are...

The Jazz Journalists’ Association presented the media portion of its 18th annual Jazz Awards this week at the Blue Note in New York. The full list of winners is detailed at JJAJazzAwards.org. Three musicians won crossover honors. Pianist Ethan Iverson was honored for the year’s best blog for Do The Math. Vibes player Gary Burton won ...

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Timeline for Submitting to the Grammys [2014-2015]

The first round of GRAMMY Award submissions opens in July followed by an array of Recording Academy deadlines. To cut through the confusion, here if the official timeline for submitting to the 2014-2015 Grammys. Overview:  The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast (CBS) will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Eligibility Period is for recordings commercially released ...

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2014 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media

Winners in the following categories were announced at the JJA Jazz Awards Party on June 11, 2014 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism
W. Royal Stokes Website of the Year
All About Jazz Print Periodical of the Year
Jazz Times Blog ...


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