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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 & ...


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 ...


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 ...


New England Public Radio Fetes Tom Reneys 30 Years Of Jazz Broadcasting

Institutes Endowment to Ensure Continuation of Jazz Programming Mayor Domenic Sarno entered a reception at the Community Music School of Springfield (Mass.) on a Sunday afternoon, seeking out the guest of honor, Tom Reney. Upon finding him, the mayor extended his hand and, greeting Reney like an old friend, simply said, “Mr. Jazz.” That appellation sums-up ...


Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonious Monk Competition

Marquis Hill Wins the Thelonious Monk Competition

The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition is Marquis Hill. Raised on the south side of jny: Chicago, Mr. Hill, 27, is a veteran of that city’s jazz scene and a product of its institutions—he earned a masters degree in jazz pedagogy from DePaul University and plays in the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. He’s ...



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