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AWARD/GRANT April 14, 2014

Jazz Heroes 2014

The Jazz Journalists Association has named 24 Jazz Heroes, recognizing them as “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz.” Among them is Jim Wilke, whose Sunday Jazz Northwest program we at Rifftides sometimes tell you about. It airs today at 2:00 pm PDT on KPLU-FM, 88.5 in Seattle and streams here on the internet. Jim ...

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AWARD/GRANT April 4, 2014

Mwalim “Best Male Jazz” Nominee In The New England Urban Music Awards! Cast Your Vote!

Mwalim âBest Male Jazzâ Nominee In The New England Urban Music Awards! Cast Your Vote!

The 8th Annual New England Urban Music Awards (NEUMA) are upon us, releasing this past Tuesday the list of official nominees. Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor is a nominee for the “Best Male Jazz Artist” category, for his latest album “Awakened By A Noon Day Sun” (LMMGM/ Spirit Wind Records). Cast your vote for Mwalim and other nominees ...

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AWARD/GRANT April 3, 2014

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Win Next Generation Festival Award Celebrate With SFJAZZ Center Concert April 26

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, under the direction of Paul Contos, won the Conglomerate Big Band Division Award for the second time in a row at the 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA. In addition to winning the Conglomerate Big Band Division, four of the All-Stars earned Outstanding Soloist Awards: Matt Wong (piano), Benjamin ...

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AWARD/GRANT April 1, 2014

Chicago Jazz Musician Wins Religion Award

Chicago Jazz Musician Wins Religion Award

jny: Chicago bassist, guitarist and composer Karl E. H. Seigfried has been awarded Best Religion Weblog 2014 for his website, The Norse Mythology Blog. This is the third straight year his blog has won the top spot in the international Weblog Awards. Karl is the only religion writer to have a triple win, and his site ...

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AWARD/GRANT March 20, 2014

Terence Blanchard's Champion Nominated For International Opera Award

Terence Blanchard's Champion Nominated For International Opera Award

Terence Blanchard and Michael Cristofer’s CHAMPION, which received its world premiere at Opera Theatre in June 2013, is one of five finalists for “World Premiere” of the year in the 2014 International Opera Awards. Funds currently being raised via IndieGoGo for recording/distribution of project for CD Los Angeles, CA: Opera Theatre’s 2013 world premiere Champion, which ...

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AWARD/GRANT March 13, 2014

Jazz Trumpeter Jeff Lofton Wins "Best Horn Player" Austin Chronicle's 2013-14 Austin Music Awards

Jazz Trumpeter Jeff Lofton Wins "Best Horn Player" Austin Chronicle's 2013-14 Austin Music Awards

Austin, TX - Jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton will accept his award for “Best Horn Player" at the Austin Music Awards tonight at the Austin Convention Center in the heart of SXSW. Presented by the Austin Chronicle, the Austin Music Awards are voted on by the public and the awards show airs locally on public access TV ...

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AWARD/GRANT February 27, 2014

Harry Belafonte To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree At Berklee Tribute Concert

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present an honorary doctor of music degree to iconic musician, songwriter, and activist Harry Belafonte at a Berklee tribute concert, in recognition of Belafonte's inspiring musical and humanitarian achievements. Past recipients of Berklee's honorary doctorate include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Dizzy Gillespie, Steven Tyler, Aretha ...

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AWARD/GRANT February 26, 2014

SFJAZZ Collective Wins Outstanding Jazz Album at 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

SFJAZZ Collective Wins Outstanding Jazz Album at 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The SFJAZZ Collective’s Album, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder, won Outstanding Jazz Album at 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, CA on Friday, February 21, 2014. The 45th NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier multi-cultural awards show and celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well ...

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AWARD/GRANT February 11, 2014

New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Student Andrew Schiller And Alumni Jeff Schneider And Christopher Zuar

Receive 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards New England Conservatory Jazz Studies student Andrew Schiller and alumni Jeff Schneider and Christopher Zuar have been selected to receive 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Schiller is a jazz bassist and composer working toward his Master of Music degree at NEC. Schneider is a composer and ...

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AWARD/GRANT February 6, 2014

Stem Artist Lisa Young Commissioned For The Australian Voices

Stem Artist Lisa Young Commissioned For The Australian Voices

Following the success of Other Plans (Lisa Young's 2009 commission work for The Australian Voices), The Australian Voices Choir has commissioned a new work from Young for 2014. Young is working on a choral arrangement (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) of 'Misra Chappu', incorporating the melody of this work from newly released “The Eternal Pulse" album ...

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