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Blues Foundation Names 2019 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

Blues Foundation Names 2019 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Foundation has today (March 1) announced the 2019 inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame. Among this year’s honorees are Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, Booker T. & the MG, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Ida Cox, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bessie Smith and Elmore James. The 13 honorees represent all five of ...

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

BFM JAZZ is a boutique record label based in Los Angeles that garnered six Grammy nominations and turned them into five wins this past Sunday. In the company’s brief, nine-year existence, they’ve put out 27 projects that have accumulated 17 nominations collectively. In 2018, BFM Jazz released just three projects. All three received nominations and all ...

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only. ...

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Chronograph Records is pleased to announce that trombonist, composer, arranger, educator and band leader Audrey Ochoa has won the 2018 Edmonton Music Prize! A collaboration between the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music, the Edmonton Music Prize celebrates the achievements of Edmonton’s artistic community. After a stellar year of performing her compositions with GRAMMY winners and ...

Percussionist Sasha Berliner Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

Percussionist Sasha Berliner  Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

The jazz scene has a new rising star, and she’s a vibraphonist. Sasha Berliner, a 20-year-old musician, composer, producer and bandleader from jny: San Francisco, won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, an annual competition that offers up-and-coming jazz musicians an opportunity to make a name for themselves. “We were very impressed by the quality of ...

Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering.  Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.   The Boston musician is up for consideration for Song of the Year (“Angelina, Angelina”); Album of the Year and ...

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Will Be Celebrated at Free Concert on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this lifetime honor—Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch, who is the recipient of the ...

Elio Villafranca's Cinque Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

Elio Villafranca's Cinque  Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

2019 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ELIO VILLAFRANCA- CINQUE
BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM Field 10: Jazz Category 35. Best Latin Jazz Album (For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, ...

Grammy Nominees 2019 - Jazz List

Grammy Nominees 2019 - Jazz List

The nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards jazz category are: 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks ...

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards 2018 Call for Entries

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards 2018 Call for Entries

If you were involved in the creation of a vinyl or CD package produced in the past year you are eligible to enter the 2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards, which is now accepting submissions in 14 categories that highlight why packaged media is still important in the digital age. Deadline is Aug. 15. Entries may come from record ...